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Excellence in Dementia Care
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword by Doug Brown and Maria Carrillo
Preface by Daphne Wallace
Preface by Barbara Woodward-Carlton
Introduction

Part 1 The context of dementia care
Chapter 1: Prevalence and projections of dementia
Chapter 2: Dementia friendly communities
Chapter 3: Ethnicity and dementia
Chapter 4: Ethics in dementia care: storied lives, storied ethics
Chapter 5: Dementia as a public health issue: research or services?
Chapter 6: Representations of people with dementia in the media and in literature
Chapter 7: Living with young-onset dementia

Part 2 Conceptualizing dementia care
Chapter 8: A bio-psycho-social approach to dementia
Chapter 9: Selfhood and the body in dementia care
Chapter 10: The arts in dementia care
Chapter 11: Design matters in dementia care: the role of the physical environment in dementia care settings

Part 3 Best practice dementia care for the person
Chapter 12: Understanding and enhancing the relationship between people with dementia and their family carers
Chapter 13: Support families coping with dementia: flexibility and change
Chapter 14: Supporting cognitive abilities
Chapter 15: Working with life history
Chapter 16: Understanding behaviour
Chapter 17: Communication and relationships: an inclusive social world
Chapter 18: Supporting health and physical well-being

Part 4 Care pathways
Chapter 19: Diagnosis and early post-diagnostic support
Chapter 20: Whole person assessment and care planning
Chapter 21: Living at home
Chapter 22: Acute care of people with dementia in the general hospital
Chapter 23: The role of specialist housing in supporting older people with dementia
Chapter 24: Care homes
Chapter 25: Palliative care
Chapter 26: Grief and bereavement
Chapter 27: Supporting persons with dementia through transitions in care

Part 5 Making sustainable change happen in dementia care: changing the culture of care
Chapter 28: Involving people with dementia in service development and evaluation
Chapter 29: A trained and supported workforce
Chapter 30: Leadership in dementia care

Index

About the Author

Murna Downs is Professor in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford, UK, and Head of the Bradford Dementia Group within the School of Health Studies.

Barbara Bowers is Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her work includes consultation to government groups on long term care practices and models.

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