Forgotten People : Positive Approaches to Dementia Care book cover
1st Edition

Forgotten People
Positive Approaches to Dementia Care

ISBN 9781138316577
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

First puiblished in 1998, this book provides a professional and practical guide detailing social work interventions for people with dementia and their carers. It uses case studies from practice situations to exemplify the usefulness and potential pitfalls of a range of interventive strategies. The book includes interactive learning in the form of activities and reflections that can be undertaken individually or in small groups. Thus, it will serve a directly educative, as well as an informative function.

Table of Contents

1. What is Dementia , and Why are Social Workers Involved?  2. The Context of Care Management.  3. Competence.  4. Crisis Intervention.  5. Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches.  6. Task-Centred Practice.  7. Working With Challenging Behaviours. 8. Counselling and Psychotherapy.  9. Reminiscence and Life Review.  10. Working in Groups.  11. Dementia and Elder Abuse.  12. Networks and Community Interventions.  13. Empowerment and Advocacy.

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Jonathan Parker is Professor of Social Work at Bournemouth University, UK. Bridget Penhale is a lecturer in the Social Work Division of the University of Hull.  


’...a well written introductory text for working with older people with dementia. It is easily accessible both to social work students and as a refresher for those who are already working within the field.’ Cognitive Behavioural Social Work Review