Care-giving in dementia is a new speciality with its own rapidly growing body of knowledge. This second volume of contributions from leading practitioners and researchers around the world is a handbook for all those involved in hands on caring, or in planning care, for persons with dementia. Volume 2 of Care-Giving in Dementia provides a rich source of information on most recent thinking about individualised long-term care of both dementia sufferers and their families. Key themes in Volume 2 are: the subjective experience of dementia the provision of care for family carers differing cultural perspectives of dementia the crucial importance of life-history information for understanding a person's reaction to their illness. Chapters on the search for an ethical framework and the best environment within which to provide care are particularly timely.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Editors' Note. Introduction. Models and Theories. Interventions in Care Facilities. Interventions in the Community. Interventions for the Family. Environment, Education and Ethics. Subject Index. Name Index.
Bere M. L. Miesen, Psychogerontologist at Marienhaven Centre, Warmond, The Netherlands and Gemma M. M. Jones, Honorary Research Fellow at St Mary's Medical School Hospital, London.