Caring for People with Dementia: A Shared Approach, 1st Edition

  • Christine Brown Wilson
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526415135
  • ISBN-13: 9781526415134
  • DDC: 616.83
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. This text presents the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers. The book first guides the reader through the underpinning theory behind the different approaches to person centered and relationship centered care and provides case scenarios with a range of practical strategies staff and students have developed and implemented. It then presents the different levels of the organizational change using practical strategies adopting a person centered and relationship centered approach involving the person with dementia and their families. This title will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Publisher’s Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction.
2: Common Myths Associated With the Condition Known as Dementia.
3: Developing Relationship-Based Approaches to Dementia Care.
4: The Role of the Organisation in Leading and Facilitating Relationship-Based Dementia Care.
5: Developing A Biographical Approach in Care Practice.
6: Managing Relationship-Based Approaches To Care.
7: Creating Dementia-Friendly Services.
8: Developing Community Through Dementia-Friendly Environments.
9: Supporting the Families of People Living with Dementia.
10: The Role of Technology in Dementia Care.
11: Leading And Managing Change in Dementia Care.
Conclusion: Making A Difference.