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Excellence in Dementia Care

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

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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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