Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Cantley is Professor of Dementia Care at the University of Northumbria and is Director of Dementia 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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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Sect. I Understanding Dementia 5
1 Biomedical and clinical perspectives 7
2 Psychological perspectives 26
3 Sociological perspectives 44
4 Philosophical and spiritual perspectives 62
5 The perspectives of people with dementia, their families and their carers 77
Sect. 2 Practice Knowledge and Development 91
6 Understanding practice development 93
7 Assessment, care planning and care management 109
8 Living at home 123
9 Communication and personhood 135
10 Therapeutic activity 146
11 Working with carers 160
12 Care settings and the care environment 173
13 Ethical ideals and practice 186
Sect. 3 Policy, Organizations and Research 199
14 Understanding the policy context 201
15 Understanding people in organizations 220
16 Developing service organizations 240
17 Developing quality in services 258
18 Involving people with dementia and their carers in developing services 278
19 Research, policy and practice in dementia care 295
Conclusion: the future development of dementia care 309
Glossary 316
References 328
Author index 363
Subject index 371
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