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Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia offers new insights into the application of a well established approach and set of skills to a group of people who have traditionally been thought not to benefit from them. Indeed people with dementia have missed out on physical and psychological rehabilitation very substantially. This book demonstrates that rehabilitation has positive outcomes for people with dementia in terms of quality of life and self-esteem, especially if rehabilitation is seen as a positive philosophy of practice as well as a set of skills and approaches. The perspectives in this book are those of a very diverse group of professionals, carers, and people with dementia themselves. Professional backgrounds and the settings in which they work are diverse and include both academics and practitioners. The voices of people with dementia underline the importance of seeing how they understand rehabilitation for themselves. Professionals in almost all caring professions - nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, acute, geriatric and psychiatric medicine, psychology, social work and rehabilitation - will increasingly find themselves working with people with dementia. They need to be alert to the latest thinking on approaches and interventions. This book provides a readable course text for understanding both their own professional contribution and that of others in the team.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843102861
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Perspectives on rehabilitation and dementia 13
2 Why do people with dementia become disabled? 20
3 The historical context of rehabilitation and its application to dementia care 30
4 Intermediate care : the new pathway to rehabilitation or widening the chasm? 39
5 Rehabilitation for people with dementia : pointers for practice from the evidence base 50
6 Rehabilitation : a carer's perspective 73
7 Tedious no more! 75
8 Some views of people with dementia 82
9 Our views on rehabilitation 86
10 The role of physiotherapy in dementia rehabilitation 91
11 Dementia in primary care : think rehab 99
12 Rehabilitation after acute physical illness 107
13 The role of occupational therapy 115
14 Speech and language therapy 121
15 Speech and language therapy work in Sonas groups 128
16 Dementia and rehabilitation : a CPN perspective 130
17 The contribution of social work to the rehabilitation of older people with dementia : values in practice 137
18 An Australian model of community dementia care 147
19 The central Aberdeenshire experience 155
20 Rehabilitation in acute medical settings : a nursing perspective 160
21 The role of specialist care homes 167
22 Fit for life : the contribution of life story work 175
23 Cognitive rehabilitation for people with dementia 180
24 Rehabilitation : environmental aids and adaptations 187
25 The role of medication in the rehabilitation of people with dementia 192
26 One size does not fit all : person-centred approaches to the use of assistive technology 202
27 Pain and dementia 211
28 Urinary continence rehabilitation in the person with dementia 221
29 Dementia and visual impairment : good practice in rehabilitation work 226
30 Learning about rehabilitation and dementia from many perspectives 235
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