This book provides a comprehensive research-based source of material, which focuses on the important issue of dementia and family care. It critically examines how dementia is defined, diagnosed and "treated" and provides a new environmentally focused approach to this challenging and growing issue for nurses and other care givers.
|Author Informaiton||By Trevor Adams, Lecturer, European Institute of Health and Medical Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK and Charlotte L. Clarke, Research Fellow, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|
|Table of Content||Introduction: a Partnership Approach to Dementia Care / Dementia Care Partnerships: Knowledge, Ownership and Exchange / Developing Partnership in Dementia Care: a Discursive Model of Practice / Western Medicine and Dementia: a Deconstruction / Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care / Towards a Partnership in Maintaining Personhood / Communication in Dementia Care: a Partnership Approach / This Is Your Life: Research Paradigms in Dementia Care / Keeping a Distance: the Reactions of Older People in Care Homes to Confused Fellow Residents / the Family Caring Experiences of Married Women in Dementia Care / the Long Goodbye: the Experience of Loss in Husbands Who Care for a Wife with Dementia / the Early Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Partnership and Practice / Young-Onset Dementia / Professional Practice with People with Dementia and Their Family Carers: Help or Hindrance? / Developing Partnership in the Work of Community Psychiatric Nurses with Older People with Dementia / Attitudes Towards Dementia Care: Education and Morale in Health-Care Teams / Partnership in Dementia Care: Taking It Forward.|