Social Work and People with Dementia: Partnerships, Practice and Persistence

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Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book is a revised and updated edition of the popular Working with dementia. Written by experienced social workers, it provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style.Social work and people with dementia:? Brings together the very latest thinking in medical, ...
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Overview


Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book is a revised and updated edition of the popular Working with dementia. Written by experienced social workers, it provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style.Social work and people with dementia:· Brings together the very latest thinking in medical, social and citizenship approaches;· covers often-neglected areas such as sexuality and the design of the built environment;· provides contextual information about the old and new cultures of care; and· discusses skills such as communication and practical assistance.This book is essential reading for social work and social care students, social workers undertaking CPD, and social and care workers transferring to dementia care from other fields.
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There has always been a shortage of material which gives enough attention to social work with people with dementia and this book fills an important gap. Mary Marshall and Margaret Anne Tibbs provide a comprehensive overview covering such diverse areas as the rise of the new culture of dementia care, the potential role for new technology and policy and legislative changes such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005. I particularly liked the chapter on communication which goes to the heart of creating partnerships with people with dementia and their families. Other sections, such as the care environment and diagnosis, will be invaluable for social workers practising in the changing world of health and social care provision. Jo Moriarty, King's College London, UK

... chock full of simple yet powerful case examples, is written in an engaging and accessible style, and touches on important areas often not covered in social work practice handbooks... Dementia Journal, Vol 7: 3, 2008"This book would be useful for anyone who works with and cares for a person experiencing dementia or for those in a supervisory role with workers who provide this care. Whilst being thorough and reflective in their analysis of the past and present-day services for people with dementia, the writers retain a healthy focus on practical everyday issues." British Journal of Social Work, Vol 37 (6), Sept 2007

The range and breadth of this book make it a useful text for social workers and social care workers who are involved in services for people with dementia ... it could also be usefully read by managers and staff in all dementia services such as day care, residential care and support at home services. CareKnowledge

... the text is accessible and easy to read. The use of quotations and case studies are very helpful and practitioners and students should appreciate and learn from these. ... [the book] is especially helpful in promoting and developing partnerships and relationships with people with dementia and their families. Community Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861347022
  • Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
  • Publication date: 11/8/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256

Meet the Author


Mary Marshall, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and Margaret-Anne Tibbs, Freelance trainer
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Table of Contents


Introduction
Part 1: The new culture of dementia care: Introduction
  Old culture
  New culture
Part 2: The context: Introduction
  Demographics
  What is dementia?
  Policy and legal context
Part 3: The experience of dementia: Introduction
  Personhood
  Physical health
  The way the person is treated by others
  Continuum of mistreatment through malig. social psychology to abuse
  Behaviour with others find difficult
  Emotional needs
  Dilemmas
  Citizenship
Part 4: Communication: Introduction
  Communicating with people with dementia
  Communicating with carers
  Communicating with colleagues
  Communicating with the public
Part 5: Obtaining practical help: Introduction
  Diagnosis
  Assessment
  Care management
  Claiming benefits
  Advocacy
Part 6: The care environment: Introduction
  Design
  Modern technology
  Food
  Activities
Part 7: Making it work: Service development
  Staff support
  Personal survival
  Training
Part 8: Therapy: Introduction
  Behaviour management
  Internal influences
  External influences
  Factors in the world at large
  How do we decide which we opt for?
  Counseling
  Counseling people with dementia
  Counseling carers
  Counseling paid staff
  Group work
  Family therapy
Part 9: The future: Introduction
  Listen to people and their carers
  Give dementia care the status it deserves
  Embrace the new culture of dementia care
  Don't allow a split to develop between health and social care professionals
  The focus of the caring organizations should be on the 'front-line'
  Specialization
  The law
  Public awareness
Conclusion.
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