Concentrating on the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working with older people, this book is an invaluable source of information for both student and practising nurses. Acting as both a reference guide and support in everyday clinical decision-making, it is written by experienced nurses and contains a wealth of guidance and information.
Providing thorough coverage of promoting healthy aging when caring for older adults, this book aims to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible for any older adult, regardless of the situation and disease process. It discusses the significant problems that may occur and methods that nurses may use to make these problems more bearable.
In the UK, more people are aged over sixty-five than under sixteen and by 2050, over a third of the developed world will be over sixty. This book explores the scientific background and the implications of our ageing population. It tackles every aspect of the subject from ageism to euthanasia to anti-ageing cream.
The text demostrates how effective education programmes can significantly enhance the quality of care provided for residents and, by adding to the quality of the overall care package delivered, can also contribute to good business practice.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly patient.
This is a comprehensive text for university-level students and lecturers in leisure, as well as service providers in the field. It will provide the reader with valuable activity ideas and programs for providing appropriate recreational services to elders of various are and vigour.
This readable and thoughtful review of the present and future needs of the elderly, provides an overview of the position of older people in late 20th cetury Britain. Itexamines their social and economic circumstances and the main policy issues including pensions, housing, health and social care.
This comprehensive introduction provides nursing students and practitioners with a firm grounding in the applied ethics of caring for vulnerable older people, and a thorough explanation and application of the policies, frameworks, standards and laws that govern safeguarding and care in the UK.
Presents an introduction to the study of ageing. This book reflects trends in gerontology, incorporating developments in theory and research as well as international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It also examines cognitive ageing, social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age.
Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work.
This book considers key findings from the Growing Older research programme and presents these in a lively thematic format. It discusses topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and social interaction and describes key concepts and measures.
This book provides an overview of the key issues arising from this demographic change, asking questions such as: * What if any, are the universal characteristics of the ageing experience? * What different ways is it possible to grow old?
A renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty
Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother, this book helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. It urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they make and emphasizes the need for communication with each other and their aging parent.
This book looks at the practical, emotional, and social problems shared by most people who suffer from a long-term illness, and suggests a variety of ways in which they can do something for themselves to improve the situation. It could also be very useful to family and friends, as well as for health professionals.
Addresses important issues such as choice, partnership and community development in order that health promoters can work with and alongside older people to ensure that their health needs are addressed.
Clarifies and illuminates the changes that have been taking place in the field of activity provision and offers a guideline to those who are endeavouring to catch up. This book is useful for the staff and management of care settings for older people.
Cultures of care uses an innovative biographical case study approach to compare caring situations and caring strategies in Britain and East and West Germany. The findings underline the significance of caring within social policy agendas and the need to change the parameters of comparative social policy.
The author grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story. In this title, she takes us on a journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of history, her rackety English childhood, the breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond.
What gives a frail and isolated older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role.
The ageing of the population has enormous policy implications for health care. This important new textbook, written by a leader in the field, covers key questions such as the fitness of older people in the future, the widening inequalities in the health of older people and how health in old age reflects habits and behaviour in earlier life.
This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people.
Examining the care of older people from a holistic viewpoint, Ruth Bright argues that all of geriatric care is, or should be, intended to improve the overall quality of life for older people. To that end the book discusses the many different challenges that an older person might face.
Spirituality and Ageing presents the experience of ageing as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and affirmation of life. The contributors are religious and spiritual leaders and ethical thinkers from a range of different backgrounds. They define 'spirituality' as the fulfilment of the universal human need for purpose, values and relationships.
This engaging and practical book shows how older people who are disoriented or depressed by the process of ageing can experience a renewed sense of connectedness and life-affirmation through the expressive arts and arts therapies. The contributors combine an analysis of theoretical considerations around themes of aging, society and dementia.
A collection of ten original essays on the experience of ageing. Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at some diverse ways of growing and being older.
Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves.
This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators.
Offers a European dimension, examining and comparing the quality of life as experienced by older people in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. This book contains case studies by European authors that consider quality of life indicators such as income, housing, employment, physical and mental health, and family and social support.
Evidence Informed Nursing with Older People takes a unique case-study approach, with individual chapters presenting nursing practice-based case studies on some of the most common areas of care faced by nurses working around the world with older people.
Reviews the way that older people talk about their quality of life and how this differs from the ways that younger people, researchers and scientists, policy makers and professionals discuss it. This book challenges the traditional approaches to the meaning and measurement of quality of life in older people.
This book is a detailed guide to using CBT with older people both with and without cognitive difficulties. Reviewing its use in different settings, it covers both conceptual and practical perspectives, and details everything from causes and initial assessment to case formulation and change techniques.
This book deals with the clinical psychology of aging, and the psychological treatment and care of the elderly. Many of the chapters are drawn from the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Aging, also edited by Robert Woods, with the addition of specially-written background information necessary for the intended audience.
Provides a substantial knowledge base in geriatric medicine and provides a wealth of insights into the art and practice of geriatrics, featuring all the most important "need to know" questions and answers in the proven format of the Secrets Series[registered].
End of life care and palliative care is core to undergraduate nursing training. Packed with case studies and action points for student reflection, this is only book on the market targeted specifically at nurses and is more succinct than the competing titles which are suitable for those on medical degrees.