End-Stage Dementia Care: A Basic Guideby C. R. Kovach
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… See more details below
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.
Description:This new book furnishes professionals in long-term care with suggestions to enhance care to persons with late-stage dementia. Based on the hospice model of palliative care, a variety of experts provide chapters on program development, treatment for common needs, and special issues.
Purpose:The purpose is to describe what the care of the person with late-stage dementia is "supposed to be like," that is, the needed perspective, physical environment, and programming. Chapters cover a wide range of topics, including administration, communication techniques, personal care, legal issues, and family concerns.
Audience:Although targeted for professionals in long-term care, caregivers and professional students in other settings will find this text helpful, especially when giving direct care to persons with late-stage dementia.
Features:Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular area and includes many practical care suggestions and at least one case example to illustrate specific points. When possible, the authors include research findings and actual assessment tools for the reader. References are timely and pertinent.
Assessment:This is a useful book for all professionals involved in the care of persons with late-stage dementia. For those in long-term care it clearly builds on other work, avoiding topics covered elsewhere in the literature and presenting only what applies directly to this special population of residents. In an era of increasing numbers of older adults with dementia, this book providespractical hope to caregivers in all settings.
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