Dementia Care: A Practical Manual

Dementia Care: A Practical Manual

by Jonathan Waite, Rowan Harwood, Ian Morton, David Connelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199228825

ISBN-13: 9780199228829

Pub. Date: 03/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Dementia can be a distressing condition, for the sufferer, and for families and other carers. Management of dementia is never easy, and involves facing some unpleasant problems and difficult choices. The right approach and expertise can minimise the unpleasantness and make dementia manageable, while inexperienced or inexpert management has the potential to cause

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Dementia can be a distressing condition, for the sufferer, and for families and other carers. Management of dementia is never easy, and involves facing some unpleasant problems and difficult choices. The right approach and expertise can minimise the unpleasantness and make dementia manageable, while inexperienced or inexpert management has the potential to cause unnecessary distress and disability, mis-directed resources, frustrated care staff, unduly long periods spent in hospital and premature care home placement.

Dementia Care is a practical manual for health and sociacare professionals in their encounters with people with dementia. It covers a wide range of information in a short, easily-accessible handbook format and broadly follows the journey of a person with dementia from first presentation to health or social services, through problems and their management, to the final stages of the illness. The book is rooted in the extensive experience of the authors in managing dementia in the community, in hospital and care homes and hopes to make the necessary expertise available and accessible in a form that will be useful to the whole range of medical, health and social care staff looking after people with dementia and their families.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199228829
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Series:
Oxford Care Manuals Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 What is Dementia? 1

2 Assessment 23

3 Delirium 49

4 Care 75

5 Dementia and the community 107

6 Treatment 137

7 Care homes for people with dementia 171

8 Dementia and delirium in hospitals 185

9 'Physical' problems in dementia 217

10 Palliative care in dementia 263

11 Legal aspects of dementia care 283

12 Making decisions 303

13 Measurement and rating scales 315

14 Issues with particular groups of people 337

15 Rarer causes of dementia 351

16 Biological aspects of dementia 365

17 Prevention 377

18 Outcome in dementia 399

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