Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice

by Anthea Innes
     
 

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Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues which are increasingly identified as key priorities, the contributors to this important book examine the ways in which dementia care is evolving around the globe. They explore the latest theory underpinning dementia care, the applications of this theory in dementia care research and how this research is

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Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues which are increasingly identified as key priorities, the contributors to this important book examine the ways in which dementia care is evolving around the globe. They explore the latest theory underpinning dementia care, the applications of this theory in dementia care research and how this research is influencing and shaping practice. Written by practitioners, policy influencers and researchers who draw on case studies from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, India and Malta, the book forms the basis for a worldwide dialogue of interdisciplinary initiatives and ideas. Insights into how policy and regional and national dementia strategies are developed, and the range of innovative approaches that can be taken in practice, mark a positive step towards ensuring that the needs of people with dementia around the world are met, both now and in the future.

This book makes essential reading for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students in the field of dementia care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849052429
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Louise McCabe Ph.D is a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Her research interests focus on people with dementia and associated policy and practice issues. To date published work has included research on social policy and services for people with dementia in the UK and India; policy and service issues for people with alcohol related dementia; and frontline health and social care staff. Her current research grants bring together an interest in how lifestyle choices around health, exercise and alcohol use can influence the experiences of people with dementia. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate dementia studies courses at the University of Stirling.

Fiona Kelly Ph.D is a lecturer in dementia studies at the University of Stirling. She is also a practicing nurse in the care of people with dementia. Her interests, in which she bridges practice and academia, include palliative and end of life care of people with dementia, design for people with dementia and communication and expressions of selfhood.

Louise McCabe Ph.D is a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Her research interests focus on people with dementia and associated policy and practice issues. To date published work has included research on social policy and services for people with dementia in the UK and India; policy and service issues for people with alcohol related dementia; and frontline health and social care staff. Her current research grants bring together an interest in how lifestyle choices around health, exercise and alcohol use can influence the experiences of people with dementia. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate dementia studies courses at the University of Stirling.

Anthea Innes Ph.D. is Professor of Health and Social Care Research at Bournemouth University, UK. She previously worked at the University of Stirling, where she was responsible for the development of the first MSc in Dementia Studies to be delivered using online learning. She has published widely with particular research interests in rural dementia care, technology, and the experiences of people with dementia and their carers. Fiona Kelly Ph.D. is a lecturer in dementia studies at the University of Stirling. She is also a practicing nurse in the care of people with dementia. Her interests, in which she bridges practice and academia, include palliative and end of life care of people with dementia, design for people with dementia and communication and expressions of selfhood. Louise McCabe Ph.D. is a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Her research interests focus on people with dementia and associated policy and practice issues. To date published work has included research on social policy and services for people with dementia in the UK and India; policy and service issues for people with alcohol related dementia; and frontline health and social care staff. Her current research grants bring together an interest in how lifestyle choices around health, exercise and alcohol use can influence the experiences of people with dementia. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate dementia studies courses at the University of Stirling.

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