Keith Oliver was diagnosed with young onset dementia in 2010, and has since become a leading activist for dementia care, and an international speaker. Telling his story through a diary format, this book gives an unparalleled insight into what day-to-day life with dementia is like, and how he continued to live a full life after diagnosis.
This essential textbook presents the wide range of issues faced by nurses and students working in dementia care. Grounded in high quality, up-to-date evidence, the book includes handy summaries and case studies to demonstrate the application of the evidence to practice.
Rewriting the science of Alzheimer's Disease, this book presents the first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer's Disease. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, it outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain.
Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. This text presents the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.
Recent revisions of the Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Model have prompted the second edition of this guide to assessing and treating a range of behaviours when caring for older people with dementia. New material includes the use of physical restraint during personal care, lies and deception, end of life issues, and racism towards care staff.
This handbook provides care home managers and related social work professionals with guidance and practical instruction in understanding the procedures and regulations involved in the Care Standards Act 2000. This is an indispensable and user-friendly guide for all those managing and working in residential care homes for older people.
How reliable is memory, especially of events very long ago? Science is discovering how memories can alter, or even be planted. In a climate of obsession with child abuse, leading questioning of children and claims of 'recovered memory' have led to the wrongful arrest of teachers and parents. The science of memory needs to guide the courtroom.
Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia.
Dementia is a little understood and incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. This book outlines the SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) for managing dementia that allows both sufferer and carer to maintain the quality of life, in various stages of the illness.
When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, many family members assume new roles as carers, helping their relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. This title helps you and the person with dementia on the journey ahead.
The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying.
In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home.
For over 30 years, the author has practised a communication-based form of care. She shows how, by following a few straightforward and simple ideas, the quality of life for Alzheimer's sufferers can be dramatically improved, and their dignity and self-respect renewed.
A thought-provoking and heart-warming book that challenges the assumptions that we are to remain helpless when concerned with dementia, incorporating interviews and opinions from those with the disease and their carers.
In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including social workers, practitioners and care staff.
Looks at the role nurses play when working with people who have dementia, and their relatives. This book builds on person-centered and relationship-centered approaches to develop a systemic guide for practice that focuses on the family. It provides advice on how dementia care may be developed and enhanced.
The term 'episodic memory' refers to our memory for unique, and personal experiences that we can date at some point in our past. This book brings together a stellar team of contributors from the fields of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience, to present an account of what we now know about this fundamentally important topic.
Key concepts and approaches from Tom Kitwood's work on person-centred care in dementia have gained international recognition and shaped much modern thinking about practice development. This work brings together twenty publications by Kitwood. It is suitable for students of social work or mental health nursing, with an interest in dementia care.
Excellence in Dementia Care is a vital resource for those working with people with dementia. It provides an accessible yet sophisticated overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve excellence.
Professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up fresh thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. This work is suitable for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, and geriatric medicine.
Argues that communication is at the heart of the various approaches to dementia care. This book offers an exploration of ways of establishing and developing communication with people with dementia. It examines both the nature of dementia as a condition and the subjective experience of those affected.
A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families.
After a whirlwind romance and a marriage that spanned decades, former face of ITV news, John Suchet, revealed on breakfast television that his beloved wife Bonnie was suffering with dementia, eliciting a huge response. Never had anyone spoken so movingly about dementia, the thief that stole his still youthful wife on the eve of their retirement.
'A skilful, moving, even humorous book. It is more than an elegy for a lost mother or the charting of one human being's decline ... It is an investigation of memory, which concludes that "Memory, I have come to understand, is everything, it's life itself"' Scotland on Sunday