Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on:* Person-centered dementia care * Communication and managing behaviour * Pain assessment * Nutrition and medication * Advanced care plans * And much more ...
Dementia overview Numbers, types and symptoms Person-centred approaches National dementia strategies Guidelines and websites Communicating well in dementia care Understanding common cognitive impairments Special approaches in hospitals The VERA framework Non-verbal communication Diagnosis of dementia Diagnostic tests Sub-types of dementia Pharmacological treatment for dementia Cholinesterase inhibitors Memantine Families as partners in care Useful websites for family carers Capacity Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Assessing capacity Best interests decision-making Least restrictive actions and deprivation of liberty MCA provisions Ethical decision-making Pain assessment and management Pain assessment tools for people with dementia Non-verbal pain indicators Caring for a person with dementia who is in pain Nutrition and hydration Assessment of nutritional needs Weight loss Weight gain Helping a person with dementia to eat Tube/enteral feeding Dementia-friendly environments Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) Get a clear description of the behaviour Neuro-psychological factors Life story factors Physical health Quality of care Depression Anti-psychotic drugs Anti-psychotic prescribing for patients with delirium Acute confusional states (delirium) and dementia What is delirium? General symptoms Risk factors Complications Treatment End of life care Useful resources Safeguarding from abuse and neglect What is abuse? People at risk of abuse Why does abuse happen? Being vigilant Taking action