Late-Stage Dementia Care: A Basic Guide

Late-Stage Dementia Care: A Basic Guide

by C. R. Kovach
     
 

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People with mid-stage dementia are served by special care units in long-term care facilities, although as these residents deteriorate, they are transferred out of the unit and into a general nursing home unit. These nursing homes are not equipped to deal with palliative needs of end-stage dementia care. The book addresses those needs. With this in mind, Part One

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People with mid-stage dementia are served by special care units in long-term care facilities, although as these residents deteriorate, they are transferred out of the unit and into a general nursing home unit. These nursing homes are not equipped to deal with palliative needs of end-stage dementia care. The book addresses those needs. With this in mind, Part One examines the stages of dementia end-stage in particular. Other chapters in this section provide background on the hospice movement and hospice concepts; the idea of maintaining personhood; and administration of a late-stage care unit. Part Two focuses on treatment approaches for common needs in end-stage dementia - medical and physical care; a supportive environment; the fundamentals of care; psychopharmacology; and therapeutic activities. Part 3 contains chapters on family-centred care; legal and ethical issues; programme evaluation; and future opportunities.

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Seventeen contributions provide directions to health care agencies, particularly long-term care agencies, and health care providers on ways to enhance care given to people with late-stage dementia. They focus on treatment approaches for common needs in late-stage dementia, and address family- centered care, change strategies, legal and ethical issues, program evaluation, and future opportunities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560325147
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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