The book is written for therapists and carers of older people and people with dementia. It proposes a model of practice for those who are charged with a duty to provide a quality lifestyle to those who have dementia, that is, the very large number of professional and family carers who manage the care of our ageing poulation. No other such model exists and there is no other book of its kind on the market.
Preface to 2nd edition
1. Understanding dementia 2. Occupational therapy revisited 3. The altered world of dementia 4. The significance of the carer 5. The playful practitioner 6. Principles of good practice in dementia care 7. Non-verbal communication: the currency of wellbeing 8. A model for dementia care 9. Assessing capacity for doing and promoting engagement 10. The dementia therapist: a good enough mother?