Late-Stage Dementia Care: A Basic Guide

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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; ...

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560325147
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Stages of Dementia: An Overview 3
Ch. 2 Palliative Care for Late-Stage Dementia 13
Ch. 3 Maintaining Personhood: Philosophy, Goals, Program Development, and Staff Education 25
Ch. 4 Administration of a Late-Stage Dementia Program in the Nursing Home Setting 45
Ch. 5 Medical Care During Late-Stage Dementia 59
Ch. 6 Treatment Approaches to Common Physical Care Needs 73
Ch. 7 Strategies for Eating, Swallowing, and Dysphagia 85
Ch. 8 A Supportive Environment for People With Late-Stage Dementia 101
Ch. 9 Communications and Fundamentals of Care: Bathing, Grooming, and Dressing 113
Ch. 10 Behaviors Associated With Late-Stage Dementia 127
Ch. 11 Psychopharmacology and Late-Stage Dementia Behaviors 143
Ch. 12 Therapeutic Activities for Low Functioning Older Adults With Dementia 157
Ch. 13 Working With the Family 171
Ch. 14 Making Change Work: Understanding Concepts and Strategies 189
Ch. 15 Legal and Ethical Issues 207
Ch. 16 Program Evaluation 221
Ch. 17 Future Challenges and Considerations 227
Index 233
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