Excellence in Dementia Care: Research Into Practice

Author: Professor Murna Downs

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524534X

Category: Medical

Page: 492

View: 618

A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.

Excellence In Dementia Care: Research Into Practice

Principles and Practice

Author: Downs, Murna,Bowers, Barbara

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335223753

Category: Medical

Page: 531

View: 9799

"The book, aimed at practitioners, professionals and academics, involves an impressive and wide-ranging array of contributors from both the UK and the US. The book includes learning objectives and exercises, encouraging the reader to actively engage with the material. There is also an insightful preface from Daphne Wallace, a retired psychiatrist now experiencing early dementia. It's an admirably comprehensive and user-friendly resource for anyone with a professional or personal interest in excellent dementia care." Community Care "Written by leading theorists from a range of countries, this comprehensive text is a unique achievement. It is divided into four parts: principles and perspectives; knowledge and skills for supporting people with dementia; journeys through dementia care; and embedding experience in dementia care. Despite there being 46 contributors, there is a consistent voice addressing current thinking in dementia care, with good cross referencing. Expertise of researchers, practitioners and academic tutors is brought together in a stimulating, informative and sometimes provocative read." Nursing Standard "Dementia care has come of age with this book. It is an impeccably crafted collection of papers from eminent experts on both sides of the Atlantic. The book demonstrates confidence, based on both research evidence and well-grounded good practice, and a solid set of shared values both explicit and implicit. The contributors are refreshingly candid about debates and controversies. This book is authoritative and readable which makes it useful to a wide audience. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard pressed workforce." Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland "Thanks to the variety of questions treated, illustrated by both discussions and exercises, this book is a clear and comprehensive pedagogic tool for any professional involved in the care of people (with dementia)." Fondation Nationale de Gerontologie, Paris, France This landmark textbook draws on the extensive knowledge of researchers, practitioners, and professionals in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is informed both by a profound respect for people with dementia and a commitment to including them in decisions about their care and lives. While focusing on care for people with dementia, this core text also addresses the most pressing concerns of families by promoting practices and services that recognise the full humanity of their relative with dementia. In addressing the many complex issues related to offering support to people with dementia and those who care for them, this timely textbook is unique in emphasising strategies for creating sustainable change in practice. The book includes examples from a range of countries, drawn from research, practice wisdom and, most importantly, from the experience of people with dementia and their families. This key text offers valuable insights about how to: Provide competent and compassionate care for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias Build systems to provide effective care Encourage collaboration among multi disciplinary professionals and users and carers Support those caring for people with dementia Ensure those with dementia maintain dignity, well-being and meaningful participation in life Excellence in Dementia Care is a vital resource for those working with people with dementia. It provides an accessible yet sophisticated overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve excellence. It is an essential handbook for those responsible for training, education and skills development in dementia care.

Excellence in Dementia Care

Research Into Practice

Author: Murna Downs,Barbara Joanne Bowers

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335236756

Category: Dementia

Page: 531

View: 3417

"This book is to be recommended for anybody who is interested in a multi-, inter- or even cross-disciplinarian approach to care for dementia. It might also be useful for a non-professional audience also because it is extremely didactic and accessible." International Journal of Integrated Care, Feb 2012

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry

Author: Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh,Cornelius L. E. Katona,Anand Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956668

Category: Medical

Page: 934

View: 9529

The renowned Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, now in its third edition, addresses the social and biological concepts of geriatric mental health from an international perspective. Featuring contributions by distinguished authors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angle on issues in this continually developing discipline. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive review of: geriatric psychiatry spanning both psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders scientific advances in service development specific clinical dilemmas New chapters on: genetics of aging somatoform disorders epidemiology of substance abuse somatoform disorders care of the dying patient Continuing the practice of earlier editions, the major sections of the book address aging, diagnosis and assessment and clinical conditions, incorporating an engaging discussion on substance abuse and schizophrenic disorders. Shorter sections include the presentation of mental illness in elderly people from different cultures—one of the most popular sections in previous editions. Learning and behavioural studies, as well as models of geriatric psychiatry practice, are covered extensively. This book provides a detailed overview of the entire range of mental illness in old age, presented within an accessible format. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry is an essential read for psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists and psychologists. It is of particular use for instructors of general psychiatry programs and their residents.

Dementia Care

A Practical Approach

Author: Grahame Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482245744

Category: Medical

Page: 185

View: 8609

Dementia is both a personal and a societal challenge. The goal of Dementia Care: A Practical Approach is to focus on how practitioners can meet this challenge with hope and compassion, thereby enabling those with dementia to live well. The book takes a ‘strengths approach’ with an emphasis on exploring sustainable strategies. Its content is underpinned by relevant policies and strategies and explicitly links to research evidence while always valuing the voices of those living with dementia. Covering various dementia strategies, the book provides a clear vision of dementia care delivery and is mapped to the Curriculum for UK Dementia Education. For health care students, the content is also mapped to the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The book includes experiences of people living with dementia, practical examples, self-assessment questions, and key point summaries. It is a valuable resource to practitioners, informal caregivers, families, individuals with dementia or those wanting to know more about the subject.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker,Michele Board

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857258028

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 8249

Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing, all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

The Dementia Care Workbook

Author: Gary Morris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240097

Category: Medical

Page: 229

View: 5550

This workbook builds upon the person-centred approach to dementia care, and gives students, practitioners and carers a new way of looking at dementia and the people who live with it.

Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families

A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach

Author: Delia J González Sanders, PhD LCSW,Richard H Fortinsky, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106781

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5076

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume will appeal to the multiple disciplines involved in assisting dementia patients and their families. It will also be useful for academic health care collections...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Understanding the role of dementia caregivers in different ethnic and cultural contexts is one of the most important skills that social workers should master. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals who work with Black and Latino families living with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is grounded in the interpretation and meaning of dementia in Black and Latino cultural heritages, and based on both a solid theoretical framework and the substantial research and clinical expertise of the authors. Detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention in ethnic-specific situations provide useful strategies that go beyond generic solutions. The text presents an overview of the epidemiology and clinical course of dementia with a focus on those forms of the disease most common to Blacks and Latinos. It addresses family care and role responsibilities in ethnic families and their theoretical, ethnic, and cultural foundations. Self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are discussed as modalities of choice. The text also considers financial and service delivery trends and use of technology, and provides detailed forms, documents, and dementia care resources. Numerous case studies will help readers to quickly put information into the context of real-world situations. Key Features: Provides concrete, targeted interventions for assisting ethnic family caregivers in confronting day-to-day issues Explains how and why self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are particularly useful for social work with ethnic family caregivers Offers detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention Includes problem-solving forms, documents, and additional dementia care resources Contains vivid supporting case studies in each chapter

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Author: Nancy A. Pachana,Ken Laidlaw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191029106

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 4424

Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.

Die Macht des Dialogs

Kritische Hermeneutik nach Gadamer, Foucault und Rorty

Author: Hans Herbert Kögler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476033961

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

View: 5757


“Das” Vergessen

Alzheimer: Porträt einer Epidemie

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783203820026


Page: 312

View: 6686


Im Leben bleiben

Unterwegs zu Demenzfreundlichen Kommunen

Author: Verena Rothe,Gabriele Kreutzner,Reimer Gronemeyer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383942996X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4757

Wir werden immer älter. Gleichzeitig gibt es zunehmend Menschen, die mit Demenz altern und nur noch versorgt werden. Klar ist: Wir brauchen Alternativen zu den eingefahrenen Umgangsweisen. Was tun wir, um Orte zu schaffen, an denen wir im Leben bleiben können - statt nur am Leben? Wie können wir das Lebensumfeld von Menschen mit und ohne Demenz zu »menschenwärmenden Orten« machen? In Deutschland sind zahlreiche Initiativen im Aufbruch: Engagierte Menschen aus Politik, Kultur und Kirche sind auf kreative Weise unterwegs zu Demenzfreundlichen Kommunen. Die drei Autor/innen, eng vertraut mit dem Thema, zeigen Suchbewegungen, Stolpersteine und erste Lösungsansätze auf.


Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 3631

Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Nursing Older People

Issues and Innovations

Author: Rhonda Nay,Sally Garratt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578984

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 340

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.


Architektur und Demenz

Author: Eckhard Feddersen,Insa Lüdtke

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038210854

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 2731

Demenz stellt eine große Herausforderung dar – für den Einzelnen wie für die Gesellschaft. Derzeit leben weltweit mehr als 35 Millionen Menschen mit Demenz, und diese Zahl wird sich bis 2050 voraussichtlich verdoppeln. Eine solche Entwicklung betrifft auch die Architektur und den Städtebau, denn Menschen mit Demenz können sich oft schwer orientieren und nehmen Räume verändert wahr. Wie sehen Wohnungen, öffentliche Gebäude, Außenräume, Quartiere und Städte aus, wie die Infrastruktur und Umweltgestaltung, die den Anforderungen von Menschen mit Demenz und ihren Betreuern gerecht werden sollen? Welche Bedeutung erlangen hierbei sinnlich erfahrbare Elemente wie Licht, Farbe oder Akustik? Und nicht zuletzt: Kann die Beschäftigung mit Demenz auch eine Chance sein, ein neues Verständnis von Raum zu entwickeln, das der Architektur und dem Bauen insgesamt und damit allen Menschen zugute kommt? Diesen Fragen geht das Buch umfassend in Fachbeiträgen nach, die für ihre verschiedenen Disziplinen die spezifischen Anforderungen herausarbeiten. Daneben zeigt es anhand von internationalen Projekten konkrete Lösungen auf. Das Buch richtet sich an sämtliche an Entwurf und Planung Beteiligte − Architekten, Innenarchitekten, Ingenieure, Stadtplaner, Kommunen, Bauherren sowie die Nutzer selbst: Menschen mit Demenz, ihre Angehörigen und ihr soziales Umfeld.

Partizipative Forschung

Einführung in die Forschungspraxis

Author: Hella Unger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012900

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

View: 4611

Die Monographie führt in die Konzepte, Verfahren, Probleme und Anwendungsfelder partizipativer, qualitativer Forschung in den Sozialwissenschaften ein. Verschiedene Ansätze partizipativer Forschung werden überblicksartig mit Bezug auf die internationale Literatur und methodologische Grundlagen vorgestellt. Zentrale Prinzipien einer partizipativen Forschungspraxis werden erläutert. Das methodische und forschungspraktische Vorgehen wird anhand von praktischen Beispielen und Arbeitsschritten illustriert, um dem Leser/ der Leserin eine Hilfestellung zu bieten für die Planung, Durchführung und Verwertung eigener partizipativer Forschungsprojekte.

Wir wissen nicht was morgen wird, wir wissen wohl was gestern war

junge Juden in Deutschland und Österreich

Author: Peter Sichrovsky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 189

View: 8284

Wiedergabe von 13 Gesprächen mit Jüdinnen und Juden, die heute in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in Österreich leben. Die Protokolle sind um die Frage zentriert, was diese Menschen veranlasst hat, in dem Land zu bleiben, in dem ihre Familien vernichtet wurden.

Alter und Geschlecht

Soziale Verhältnisse und kulturelle Repräsentationen

Author: Elisabeth Reitinger,Ulrike Vedder,Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658208724

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7176

Phänomene des Alters und der Hochaltrigkeit gewinnen gegenwärtig stark an Bedeutung – insbesondere durch die vieldiskutierte demographische Entwicklung der westlichen Gesellschaften. Im öffentlichen Diskurs sind Altersbilder entweder von tatkräftig handelnden best agers oder von pflegebedürftigen Hochaltrigen präsent. Solche Bilder und Konzepte sowie die mit ihnen zusammenhängenden sozialen, politischen und kulturellen Praktiken sind nicht nur historisch variabel, sondern auch mit Geschlechtercodierungen verknüpft. Gender, aber auch andere soziale Kategorien wie Milieu, ethnische Zugehörigkeit oder sexuelle Orientierung interagieren mit den aktuell zu beobachtenden gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen, die den Umgang mit hohem Alter ebenso betreffen wie das Leben mit Menschen mit Demenz sowie Erfahrungen von Lebensende, Sterben, Tod und Trauer. Der Inhalt Soziale Konstruktionen des Alters: Marginalisieren und Integrieren • Menschen mit Demenz: Soziale und kulturelle Perspektiven • Altersbilder: Konstruktion und Erfahrung Die Herausgeberinnen Dr. Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für Afrikanische Literaturen und Kulturen an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Dr. Elisabeth Reitinger ist Assoziierte Professorin am Institut für Palliative Care und OrganisationsEthik an der Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt – Wien – Graz. Dr. Ulrike Vedder ist Professorin am Institut für deutsche Literatur sowie Ko-Sprecherin am Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.