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Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care.  Taking a person–centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them.


This comprehensive book will assist readers to respond effectively, sensitively and with compassion to people living with dementia in acute settings, as well as in care environments and at home. It acknowledges the challenges that arise for people with dementia, family members and professionals and offers practical solutions based on current thinking and best practice.



  • Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach

  • Covers the common forms and manifestations of dementia, their causes, and how to address them

  • Addresses a wide range of topics including, interventions, communication, care planning, medication, therapy, leadership as well as ethical and legal issues

  • Takes a positive holistic approach, including not only physical and mental health issues but social and spiritual implications and a person–centred focus throughout

  • Suitable for students on a range of healthcare courses

  • Supported by a companion website with multiple–choice questions and reflective questions


Contents:

Preface viii


Acknowledgements ix


About the companion website x


Part 1 Setting the scene 1


1 Introduction 2


2 The experiences of people with dementia 4


Part 2 Dementia causes and types 7


3 Brain basics 8


4 Progression of dementia 10


5 Alzheimer s disease 12


6 Vascular dementia 14


7 Less common forms of dementia 16


8 Younger people with dementia 18


9 People with learning disabilities and dementia 20


Part 3 Well–being and response in early stages 23


10 Promoting health to reduce risk of dementia 24


11 Recognition and assessment 26


12 Post–diagnostic advice 28


13 Signposting 30


Part 4 Underpinning principles and skills 33


14 Values: Compassion and dignity 34


15 The work of Tom Kitwood 36


16 Cultural issues 38


17 Spirituality 40


18 Communication 42


19 Common dementia–related problems 44


Part 5 Mental health problems 47


20 Depression in people with dementia 48


21 Delirium in dementia 50


22 Psychosis in people with dementia 52


Part 6 Physical health problems 55


23 Sensory impairment 56


24 Falls 58


25 Nutrition 60


26 Protecting and caring for skin 62


27 Continence 64


28 Constipation 66


Part 7 Interventions 69


29 Exercise and dementia 70


30 Dementia–friendly communities 72


31 Medication for dementia–related problems 74


32 Anti dementia medication 76


33 Medication management 78


34 Cognitive interventions 80


35 Activities for people with dementia 82


36 Creativity and people with dementia 84


37 Music therapy 86


38 Reminiscence 88


39 Life stories and memory boxes 90


40 Reality orientation 92


41 Validation 94


Part 8 The physical environment 97


42 Sensory environments 98


43 Pets: animals as therapy 100


44 Assistive technology 102


45 Design for dementia 104


Part 9 Carers and relationships 107


46 Relationships and dementia 108


47 Sex and sexuality 110


48 Carers issues and carer support 112


49 Reducing stress levels for family carers 114


50 Having difficult conversations 116


Part 10 Responding to dementia–related difficulties 119


51 The multi–disciplinary team 120


52 Care planning 122


53 Personal care 124


54 Resistance to care 126


55 Sundowning syndrome and sleep 128


56 Transitions 130


57 Walking 132


58 End–of–life care 134


Part 11 Ethical and legal issues 137


59 Abuse, neglect and safeguarding 138


60 Ethical issues 140


61 Advocacy 142


62 Mental capacity 144


Part 12 The future 147


63 Leadership issues 148


64 Research 150


65 Conclusion 152


References 155


Further reading 156


Index 158


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118860007
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: January, 2016
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 216.00 x 272.00 x 8.95

Subcategories: Nursing, Psychiatry