Training and Development for Dementia Care Workers

Author: Anthea Innes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781853027611
Category: Medical
Page: 119
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Anthea Innes provides a complete guide to running a training programme for dementia care workers. She begins with a brief outline of the key factors to consider prior to the design and implementation of a programme. In particular the book stresses the importance of getting to know the care setting in which the trainees will practise.

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

A Good Practice Guide for Delivering Person-centred Dementia Care
Author: Hazel May,Paul Edwards (R. N.),Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104059
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 174
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In this guide, May and Edwards present a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support.

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Author: Garuth Chalfont
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105713
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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Adopts a holistic and person-centred approach to caring for dementia sufferers by considering their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Provides comprehensive examples of the wide range of ways a person can connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities, elements and environments.

Mental Health and Care Homes

Author: Tom Dening,Alisoun Milne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019162117X
Category: Medical
Page: 404
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The care home sector is large, with over 400 000 residents in the UK and a similar number employed within the homes. It is therefore an area of considerable economic importance. Care home residents are often very old, and many have multiple physical and mental health needs, meaning that their care poses particular challenges. They are also a distinctly and profoundly marginalised group who are often invisible in the wider debates on quality of care including those about care homes. Mental Health and Care Homes is a coherent and evidence-based text exploring these issues. Bringing together both clinical and research perspectives it will help those working in the care home sector to deliver high quality care and support to both residents and staff. This important, yet neglected, area is thoroughly reviewed by a range of experts including residents, family carers, staff, researchers, and clinicians. The book has four sections: 'the inside view' which includes several first-hand accounts of care home life; 'the outside view' which discusses the regulatory, funding, and legislative context in which care homes operate; 'mental health and care', a detailed review of the major mental and other health issues that arise in care homes, as well as interventions and services to offer support; and a section exploring the 'promotion of health and wellbeing' including examples of good practice. It concludes by synthesising key themes and setting an agenda for further enquiry. The book is written in a style that encourages engagement, with the inclusion of contemporary case studies and examples, making it topical and readable. It will be valuable for a broad professional and vocational audience across both health and social care, as well as students and researchers.

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Author: Buz Loveday
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006916
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Person-centred dementia care relies on leadership that supports the ongoing process of learning about and valuing individuals, their feelings, strengths and needs, and using this knowledge to enhance wellbeing and create a positive care environment. With a strong practical focus and many helpful case examples, this book will equip readers with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a wide range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service. Topics covered include the key goals for person-centred dementia care, and the type of leadership approach most likely to bring them to fruition; common barriers to person-centred dementia care, and how leaders can identify and combat them; how to nurture, support and empower staff; how to maximise the effectiveness of verbal and written communications; and how as a leader to respond to challenging situations and risk. This accessible book is essential reading for all those with a formal or informal leadership role within a dementia care service, including managers, deputy managers, team leaders, service managers and experienced care staff involved in leading or mentoring others.


Comprehensive Principles and Practices
Author: Bradford Dickerson,Alireza Atri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199321728
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today

Reminiscence in Dementia Care: A Guide to Good Practice
Author: Pam Schweitzer,Errollyn Bruce
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428043
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Reminiscence is a vital way to stimulate communication and promote confidence and self-worth in people with dementia. This practical guide is designed to give those who care for people with dementia a clear sense of how reminiscence can be used to greatly improve their quality of life. The book explores how reminiscence can contribute to person-centred dementia care and contains detailed descriptions of activities that can be used in a group setting, for one-to-one reminiscence at home or in a variety of care settings. Based on ideas developed and tested internationally over a period of ten years, the book offers imaginative approaches to reminiscence and a wealth of resources for use in a wide range of situations. The book includes advice on organising a reminiscence project and provides a useful planning tool for group sessions. Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today highlights the value of reminiscence for those with dementia and is an essential guide to good practice for family and professional carers.

Primary Care and Dementia

Author: Steve Iliffe,Vari Drennan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422825
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. Drawing together theoretical considerations and examples of good practice, the authors look at the different stages of dementia and explain how to: * make the initial diagnosis - including guidelines for distinguishing dementia from depression; * convey the diagnosis to the person with dementia and their family - outlining the use of cognitive tests and the role of anti-dementia drugs; * support the client through lifestyle adjustments; * care for end-stage dementia patients - looking for example at the choice between community or institutional care. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health. Outlining the shared knowledge base required by health and social care practitioners, this useful and accessible work book will also facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working.

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide
Author: John Killick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052239
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 109
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Playfulness has an important role in ensuring that life continues to be enjoyable and meaningful after a person is diagnosed with dementia. This positive and uplifting book sets out to establish playfulness as an essential component of dementia care, and will be a key text in changing attitudes and offering practical suggestions for new and valuable ways of interacting and being with people with the condition. The author explains what is meant by playfulness within this context, and why it is so important for people with dementia, including as a way of maintaining meaningful relationships and a sense of personhood, as a way of retaining control and as a way into lateral thinking. He provides a wealth of practical suggestions for bringing activities with an element of playfulness into day-to-day dementia care, illustrating these with photographs and many examples drawn from his own extensive experience and from people with dementia, their families and professional caregivers. The importance of spontaneity and of being with the person with dementia in the present moment is emphasized, and the author encourages the reader to develop a more playful mindset, giving them the confidence to engage with different kinds of emotions and follow where playfulness leads, even if a sense of uncertainty is generated. The ethical dimensions of playfulness in dementia care are also covered, including important boundaries to be observed and guidance on dealing with difficult situations. Offering a fresh and original perspective that will illuminate our interactions with people with dementia, this is essential reading for professional care staff, activity coordinators, therapists, nurses, people with dementia and their families and caregivers, and anyone else concerned with the wellbeing of those with the condition.

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges

A Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Author: Ian Andrew James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002969
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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*Highly Commended in the Health and Social Care category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards* Behaviours that challenge can significantly interfere with the quality of life of a person with dementia, as well as that of those who live with and care for them. Yet there is a great deal of confusion surrounding how such behaviours should be addressed. This book provides theory and practical guidance on the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in dementia, with a particular emphasis on non-pharmacological approaches. The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which will aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions. The book contains useful tools and protocol derived from the author's work at a specialist challenging behaviour unit, as well as case studies which demonstrate how the various models may be used in practice. This will be an invaluable resource for any professional involved in the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in people with dementia, including psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, GPs and occupational therapists. It will also be of interest to those involved in commissioning, providing and managing services.

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

A Practical Resource for Carers of People with Cognitive Disability
Author: Jackie Pool
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100805
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Since it was first published, the Pool Activity Level (PAL) instrument has become the framework for activity- based care systems in a variety of settings for clients with dementia. Following two years of feedback from practitioners and carers, the author has refined the instrument, expanding its use to form occupational profiles for people who have had strokes and those with learning disabilities as well as those with dementia.This substantially revised edition includes photocopiable activity checklists and plans which take into account users' life histories and help to match abilities with activities, as well as new features such as an outcome sheet and reformatted checklists.Guiding the reader through a series of clear, practical steps and using case studies to enable them to understand, plan and implement activities, this is an essential resource for any practitioner or carer wanting to provide fulfilling occupation for clients with cognitive impairments.The instrument is now standardised and will also be of interest to strategic level providers and commissioners of health and social care services as a standardised assessment and outcome measure.In the draft practice guideline for dementia, The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2006), the PAL instrument is recommended for activity of daily living skill training and for activity planning.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Author: Robin Jacoby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Medical
Page: 798
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The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is the new edition of the much loved and highly popular multi-author textbook previously published as Psychiatry in the Elderly. It has established itself as the standard textbook in its field due to its unique combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing and authoritative and up-to-date information. This new edition maintains these strengths, with chapters covering the basic sciences underpinning old agepsychiatry, clinical practice, psychiatric services for older people, specific disorders and medico-legal and ethical issues.The text has been extensively updated, with several new chapters added reflecting developments in the speciality. These include chapters on: different psychotherapies, e.g. interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy; memory clinics and liaison old age psychiatry; mild cognitive impairment and sleep disorders; and chapters by patients reflecting their experiences of their illnesses. The textbook has expanded to include 73 contributors from 8 differentcountries covering the panoply of relevant expertise. The editorial team has also grown with Robin Jacoby and Catherine Oppenheimer now being joined by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas.The breadth of authoritative coverage will continue to make this book one which all old age psychiatrists and trainees will want to have on their bookshelves. Geriatricians and other health professionals working with older people will also find in this book a handy resource to assist them when dealing with psychiatric disorders in older people.

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Author: John Keady,Charlotte Clarke,Catherine E. Gibb,Catherine Gibb,Charlotte L. Clarke,Heather Wilkinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005199
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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Risk is central to professional practice, assessment and decision-making in dementia care. Yet theories of risk are often complex and difficult to translate into everyday practice. This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. The authors provide an overview of the legislative framework currently in place, and of the ethical dilemmas which may emerge in practice. Frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making are offered, and the importance of including the person with dementia, their family, and care providers in decision-making is emphasised. Throughout the book, case studies are used to illustrate effective negotiation and practical solutions to risk dilemmas in practice. This book highlights principles of good practice for managing risk in dementia care, and presents a rounded approach that will help practitioners negotiate some of the complex issues this entails.

Current Research in Britain

CRB.. Social sciences
Author: Cartermill International Limited,LONGMAN CARTERMILL (FIRM)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582209213
Category: Social sciences
Page: 768
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Person-zentriert pflegen

das VIPS-Modell zur Pflege und Betreuung von Menschen mit einer Demenz
Author: Dawn Brooker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456845005
Page: 160
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