Excellence in Dementia Care: Research into Practice / Edition 1

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Excellence in Dementia Care is a vital resource for those working with people with dementia. It provides an accessible yet sophisticated overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve excellence. It is an essential handbook for those responsible for training, education and skills development in dementia care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335223749
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Murna Downs is Chair in Dementia Studies and Head of the Bradford Dementia Group at Bradford University, UK.

Barbara Bowers is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and holds an adjunct position at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Principles and perspectives 7

1 Prevalence and projections of dementia Blossom Stephan Stephan, Blossom Carol Brayne Brayne, Carol 9

2 Toward understanding subjective experiences of dementia Alison Phinney Phinney, Alison 35

3 Ethnicity and the experience of dementia Linda Boise Boise, Linda 52

4 A bio-psycho-social approach to dementia Steven R. Sabat Sabat, Steven R. 70

5 Flexibility and change : the fundamentals for families coping with dementia Steven H. Zarit Zarit, Steven H. Judy M. Zarit Zarit, Judy M. 85

6 Toward a person-centred ethic in dementia care : doing right or being good? Clive Baldwin Baldwin, Clive 103

7 Being minded in dementia : persons and human beings Julian C. Hughes Hughes, Julian C. 119

Pt. 2 Knowledge and skills for supporting people with dementia 133

8 Assessment and dementia Gail Mountain Mountain, Gail 135

9 Supporting cognitive abilities Jan Oyebode Oyebode, Jan Linda Clare Clare, Linda 151

10 Working with life history Errollyn Bruce Bruce, Errollyn Linda Clare Clare, Linda 168

11 The language of behaviour Jiska Cohen-Mansfield Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska 187

12 Communication and relationships : an inclusive social world Kate Allan Allan, Kate John Killick Killick, John 212

13 Supporting health and physical well-being John Young Young, John 230

14 Understanding and alleviating emotional distress Chris Rewston Rewston, Chris Esme Moniz-Cook Moniz-Cook, Esme 249

Pt. 3 Journeys through dementia care 265

15 Diagnosis and early support Richard H. Fortinsky Fortinsky, Richard H. 267

16 Living at home Georgina Charlesworth Charlesworth, Georgina 285

17 Care of people with dementia in the general hospital FionaThompson Thompson, Fiona Deborah Girling Girling, Deborah Susan Green Green, Susan Clare Wai Wai, Clare 301

18 The role of specialist housing in supporting older people with dementia Simon Evans Evans, Simon Sarah Vallelly Vallelly, Sarah Karen Croucher Croucher, Karen 319

19 Care homes Jane Fossey Fossey, Jane 336

20 End of life care Jane Wilcock Wilcock, Jane Katherine Froggatt Froggatt, Katherine Claire Goodman Goodman, Claire 359

21 Grief and bereavement Jan Oyebode Oyebode, Jan 379

Pt. 4 Embedding excellence in dementia care 395

22 Involving people with dementia in service development and evaluation Rachael Litherland Litherland, Rachael 397

23 A trained and supported workforce Barbara Bowers Bowers, Barbara 414

24 Attending to relationships in dementia care Sue Davies Davies, Sue Mike Nolan Nolan, Mike 438

25 Leadership in dementia care Tonya Roberts Roberts, Tonya Kimberly Nolet Nolet, Kimberly Lynda Gatecliffe Gatecliffe, Lynda 455

26 Quality : the perspective of the person with dementia Dawn Brooker Brooker, Dawn 476

27 Reframing dementia : the policy implications of changing concepts Jesse F. Ballenger Ballenger, Jesse F. 492

28 The history and impact of dementia care policy Jane Gilliard Gilliard, Jane 509

Index 523

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