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Excellence in Dementia Care

This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes enrich every chapter, illustrating the realities of living with dementia and bringing theory to life.Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care.The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics:* Dementia friendly communities * Representations of dementia in the media * Younger people with dementia * The arts and dementia * Enhancing relationships between families and those with dementia * Whole person assessment * Dementia friendly physical design* Transitions in careThis compelling new edition is a must purchase for those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care including people with dementia and their families. "While we have made significant advances in the care for people with dementia and their families, there is much work yet to be done. This book provides a fantastic framework in which to set our understanding of dementia and to take things forward."Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of รข Manchester, UK"Bravo to the authors of Excellence in Dementia Care! They have created a must read guidebook for those providing care to persons experiencing cognitive changes and their families. This collaborative effort focuses on successful provider strategies encompassing topics across the dementia journey and is filled with spot on, relevant, and timely information. Best of all, this work is loaded with real case studies to help translate knowledge to practice, making it a true resource for all practitioners."Suzanne Bottum-Jones, MA, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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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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