Alzheimer's disease is becoming more common in Europe, with significant human, ethical, economic and professional challenges to society. This book examines clinical practice and service delivery, and identifies policy issues that could lead to improved quality of life for sufferers and carers. The book: • Describes the differing needs of sufferers and carers, and how they can be met by a co-ordinated approach to policy and implementation • Outlines the particular challenges that healthcare policy makers face for this disease • Shows how better models of service provision can be developed and describes best practice models • Discusses the lessons to be learnt from various European pioneering projects This is a concise and practical guide for clinical specialists including psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, public health doctors, nurses, and policy makers and shapers in health and social services.
Table of Contents
Alzheimer's disease: an introduction to the issues. The National Policy context across Europe. Ethical and legal approaches to Alzheimer's disease in the EU. Carer burden: the difficulties and rewards of care giving. Services for people with Dementia and their carers: an EU perspective. Clinical practice in Dementia care across the EU. Developing support worker training programmes for Alzheimer's care provided care at home. Disseminating information on. Alzheimer's disease to European stakeholders. Towards coherent policy and practice in Alzheimer's disease across the European Union.