Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

by Caroline Cantley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335203833

ISBN-13: 9780335203833

Pub. Date: 10/19/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive,…  See more details below

Overview

Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and thought-provoking. It asks:

* How do different theoretical perspectives help us to understand dementia?
* What do we know about what constitutes good practice in dementia care?
* How can we improve practice and service delivery in dementia care?
* How do policy, organizational issues and research impact on dementia care?

This handbook provides a unique, multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care. It demonstrates the value of a wide range of perspectives in understanding dementia care, reviews the latest thinking about good practice, and examines key ethical issues. It explores the way organizations, policy and research shape dementia care, and introduces a range of approaches to practice and service development.

A Handbook of Dementia Care is an essential resource for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, mental health, psychology, social services and health services management, social policy and health policy.

Caroline Cantley is Professor of Dementia Care at the University of Northumbria and is Director ofDementia North, a dementia services development centre. She has held posts in professional social work, in health and social services management and in university teaching and research. Her research interests are in service development and service evaluation in dementia care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335203833
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Sect. IUnderstanding Dementia5
1Biomedical and clinical perspectives7
2Psychological perspectives26
3Sociological perspectives44
4Philosophical and spiritual perspectives62
5The perspectives of people with dementia, their families and their carers77
Sect. 2Practice Knowledge and Development91
6Understanding practice development93
7Assessment, care planning and care management109
8Living at home123
9Communication and personhood135
10Therapeutic activity146
11Working with carers160
12Care settings and the care environment173
13Ethical ideals and practice186
Sect. 3Policy, Organizations and Research199
14Understanding the policy context201
15Understanding people in organizations220
16Developing service organizations240
17Developing quality in services258
18Involving people with dementia and their carers in developing services278
19Research, policy and practice in dementia care295
Conclusion: the future development of dementia care309
Glossary316
References328
Author index363
Subject index371

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