Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues which are predicted to become fundamental priorities in the near future, the contributors to this book look at how dementia care works across the globe. They explore the theory underpinning dementia care, the applications of theory in dementia care research, and how this research is influencing and shaping practice. The contributors are practitioners, policy influencers and researchers who analyse case studies from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, India, France and Malta with the aim of encouraging a dialogue and exchange of interdisciplinary initiatives and ideas. Their insights into how policy and national dementia strategies are developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken in practice, will provide a positive step towards ensuring that the needs of those with dementia are met, both now and in the future. This book makes essential reading for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students in the field of dementia care.
Foreword by Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland.; Introduction.; Section I.; 1. Towards a Holistic Approach for Understanding Dementia, Anthea Innes, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.; 2. Developing Evidence for Action: Dementia Care in Canada, Scott Dudgeon, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada.; 3. Epidemiology: An Overview of Current and Predicted Epidemiological Factors Shaping Dementia Care, Nicola Coley, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Toulouse, France and Sandrine Andrieu, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Toulouse University Medical School, France.; 4. Integrated Care and Treatment of Dementia: Defining Best Practice for the 21st Century, Emma Reynish, Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland.; Section II.; 5. Policy to Enable People with Dementia to Live Well with Dementia: Development of the National Dementia Strategy for England, Sube Banerjee, Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.; 6. Three Alzheimer Plans in France (2008-2012), Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez, Fondation Mederic Alzheimer, France.; 7. Implementing a Regional Strategy: The Fife Dementia Strategy, Louise McCabe, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.; 8. Challenges of Developing a Dementia Strategy: The Case of Malta, Charles Scerri, Lecturer in Neuropathology and Neuropsychopharmacology, University of Malta.; Section III.; 9. The Function of Memory Clinics and Post-diagnostic Services for People Newly-diagnosed with Dementia and their Families, Fiona Kelly, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland and Paulina Szymczynska, Research Associate, University of Stirling, Scotland.; 10. Bridging the Gap for Dementia Care in India, Amit Dias, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Goa Medical College, India.; 11. Evaluating the Impact of Environmental Design Features on Physical Activity Levels of Individuals with Dementia Living in Residential Accommodation, Loren de Vries, Transitional Nurse Practitioner, The Garrawarra Centre, New South Wales, Australia and Victoria Traynor, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Australia.; 12. Innovative Dementia Training in the Deep South of the United States, Chris Johnson, Visiting Professor in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland and Roxanna Johnson, PhD Student in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.; Conclusion.; Index.