Dementia Care: A Practical Photographic Guide / Edition 1

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Dementia care: a practical photographic guide is a unique illustrated guide to caring for people with dementia in care homes. It presents practical prevention and management techniques for resistance to care in common activities of daily living, explores cognitive loss, physical loss and sensory loss in dementia, and examines means of improving communication with those with dementia to enhance their understanding of their environment and improve their compliance in care.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This illustrated guide is a useful and practical resource for staff who care for people with dementia in care homes.'

Nursing Standard

This is an invaluable resource for those working with people in the later stages of dementia. A highly practical book, full of strategies and helpful information.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405134286
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James Grealy RN, MHN is Director C&G Education and Research Pty Ltd and Julia Grealy RN, BA (Hons) MBA is clinical research assistant C&G Education and Research Pty Ltd.

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Table of Contents



Acknowledgements and Expert Review.

Purpose of Book.

Meet the Characters.


Care for Older People.

Ageing Population.


Stages of Dementia.

Prevalence of Dementia.

Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.

Overview of the Resistance of care Project.

Resistance to Care Defined.

Resistance to Care Research Outcome.

Resistance to Care and Risk of Care Staff Injury.


1. The Person.



Visual field/Spatial Perception.


Profiling the Person.


Continence Guidelines.


2. The Care Staff.

Model of Care.

Contextual Interaction.


Behavioural Reporting.

Lifestyle activities.


3. The Environment.

Physical and Temporal Environments.

Environmental Requirements.

General Considerations.

Bathroom – toilet.

Orientation to own room.

Orientation within own room.

Orientation to dining room.

Orientation to kitchen.

Orientation to lounge room.

Entrances and exits from building.

Internal doors - special care unit, utility and service doors.


Outdoor areas.

Environment to promote interaction.

Environment and walkers.

Environment and confinement.


4. The Interaction.

Repositioning in Bed.

Transfer from lying to sitting no. 1.

Transfer from lying to sitting no. 2.

Mechanical hoist.

Stand transfer.

Correcting sitting posture.

Wheelchair mobilizing.

Continence pad change-standing.

Continence pad change-in bed no. 1.

Continence pad change-in bed no. 2.




Putting shoes on.

Assisting to eat.



Catastrophic reaction.


Hitting – standing.

Hitting – squatting.


Appendix 1.

Behavioural reporting.

Appendix 2.

Physical and temporal environmental audit.

Appendix 3.

Questions and answers.



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