Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

by Caroline Cantley
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McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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Handbook of Dementia Care / Edition 1

Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and thought-provoking. It asks:

* How do different theoretical perspectives help us to understand dementia?
* What do we know about what constitutes good practice in dementia care?
* How can we improve practice and service delivery in dementia care?
* How do policy, organizational issues and research impact on dementia care?

This handbook provides a unique, multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care. It demonstrates the value of a wide range of perspectives in understanding dementia care, reviews the latest thinking about good practice, and examines key ethical issues. It explores the way organizations, policy and research shape dementia care, and introduces a range of approaches to practice and service development.

A Handbook of Dementia Care is an essential resource for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, mental health, psychology, social services and health services management, social policy and health policy.

Caroline Cantley is Professor of Dementia Care at the University of Northumbria and is Director ofDementia North, a dementia services development centre. She has held posts in professional social work, in health and social services management and in university teaching and research. Her research interests are in service development and service evaluation in dementia care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335203833
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents


Part one: Understanding dementia

Bio-medical and clinical perspectives
Psychological perspectives
Sociological perspectives
Philosophical and spiritual perspectives
The perspectives of people with dementia, their families and their carers

Part two: Practice knowledge and development

Understanding practice development
Assessment, care planning and care management
Living at home
Communication and personhood
Therapeutic activity
Working with carers
Care settings and the care environment
Ethical ideals and practice

Part three: Policy, organizations and research

Understanding the policy context
Understanding people in organizations
Developing service organizations
Developing quality in services
Involving people with dementia and their carers in developing services
Research, policy and practice in dementia care
The future development of dementia care

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