Dementia: Metamorphosis in Care

Dementia: Metamorphosis in Care

by Claire Biernacki
     
 

Our perceptions of dementia and what dementia care should constitute have changed dramatically over the past 20 years.  Research has uncovered a mass of information concerning all aspects of dementia. This wealth of information should be reflected in a dramatic change, indeed a metamorphosis, in the way people with dementia are cared for. No such change has

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Our perceptions of dementia and what dementia care should constitute have changed dramatically over the past 20 years.  Research has uncovered a mass of information concerning all aspects of dementia. This wealth of information should be reflected in a dramatic change, indeed a metamorphosis, in the way people with dementia are cared for. No such change has occurred.

Dementia - Metamorphosis in Care will address the need for change and provide practitioners with a means of understanding why adhering to the old model – the medical approach – can be damaging in current care settings. Practitioners are advised on what is needed from them in order that they can positively influence the lives of those living with dementia. The importance of the role of professional carer and the responsibility they carry regarding whether or not care improves, is underlined throughout the book.

The book addresses traditional aspects of dementia:

  • signs and symptoms
  • diagnosis and care processes.

Information is interjected from research to describe how practice should change to accommodate the new information and improve care. Less traditional aspects are also considered:

  • growing old and dying with dementia,
  • the practitioner’s role in managing drug treatments
  • the importance of quality of life.

Dementia – Metamorphosis in Care would be a valuable resource for students in health, mental health and social care – nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and medics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470019979
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/08/2006
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.47(d)

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