UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA / Edition 1

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA / Edition 1

by Richard Cheston, Michael Bender
     
 

Understanding Dementia: The Man with the Worried Eyes takes an uncompromisingly person-centred approach, focusing on the importance of the experience and emotions of the person with dementia. It brings together ideas on dementia from social and clinical psychology, psychotherapy and linguistics outlining the key theoretical issues and practical concerns. The… See more details below

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Understanding Dementia: The Man with the Worried Eyes takes an uncompromisingly person-centred approach, focusing on the importance of the experience and emotions of the person with dementia. It brings together ideas on dementia from social and clinical psychology, psychotherapy and linguistics outlining the key theoretical issues and practical concerns. The authors give compelling arguments and evidence from practice for the value of non-traditional treatments and care. They outline the limitations of the medical model and highlight the potential benefits of psychotherapy for people with dementia. The authors provide a powerful integrated and holistic model of dementia which will enable professionals, policy makers, students and academics to form a deeper understanding of this troubling and complex problem, and in doing so to improve the quality of care for dementia sufferers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853024795
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables8
List of Boxes8
List of Figures8
Acknowledgements9
Pt. 1Contemporary Attitudes
Introduction: A Time of Change13
1The Creation and Recreation of Alzheimer's Disease: Enter Frau Auguste D, enter Dr. Alois Alzheimer22
2The Present Formulation of Dementia46
3The Implications of the Organic Model of Dementia for Dementia Services66
4The Limitations of the Organic Model79
5Therapeutic Disdain: Therapy, Therapists and People with Dementia100
Pt. 2Constructing a Psychological Model of Dementia
6Introducing the Person-focused Approach: What is it Like to be a Person Diagnosed as having Dementia?109
7The Person in Context: The Role of Psychological and Social Factors in Dementia114
8A Model of the Mind in Dementia and of Levels of Severity131
9The Emotional World of Dementia Sufferers146
10Managing the Process of Loss168
Pt. 3Applying the Person-focused Approach to Psychological Interventions and Services for People who have Dementia
11Psychological Interventions: An Introduction and Basic Principles191
12The Assessment of People who may have Dementia196
13Therapeutic Interventions: Maximising Self-Security - The Vital Role of Listening Skills215
14Identity Work: Holding on to Who We Are231
15Changing Systems of Service Delivery255
Pt. 4Looking to our Future
16Obstacles to Change275
17Producing Change: A Restless Farewell283
Further Reading291
References293
Index317

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