Textbook of Dementia Care: An Integrated Approach gives an overview of dementia care at a level appropriate to health and social care students, as well as providing an update to experienced practitioners. Authors come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, psychiatry, medicine, psychology and allied health professions. There is a good mix of content from experienced new authors, academics and practitioners.
The book offers:
- a comprehensive list of contributors from different disciplines
- input from people living with dementia and their family carers
- relevant research to inform practice
- case examples to illustrate and inform the text.
While directed primarily at a nursing and social care readership, the book also provides a readable general text appropriate for all involved in dementia care. It is written by expert practitioners in the field, many of whom are leaders in practice-based research. It incorporates the expertise of representatives of Alzheimer Scotland, but also includes accounts of people living with dementia, families, and carers, giving the reader a unique insight into the disease.
Table of Contents
Part I: Dementia in context
1. Introduction Graham A. Jackson and Debbie Tolson
2. Policy perspectives Graham A. Jackson, Debbie Tolson and Lindsay Kinnaird
3. Relationships, values and dementia care: Promoting reciprocity and interdependence Tony Ryan and Mike Nolan
4. Early diagnosis: Turning policy into practice Stephen Lithgow and Robert Boyd
5. Where does dementia sit in modern society? Karen Watchman
6. Dementia and the family: Motivations for caring Janice McAlister and Irene Graham
7. Dementia-friendly communities Sandra Shafii and Arlene Crockett
8. The care environment and dementia Mary Marshall
Part II: Supporting people with dementia
9. Dementia and physical health: Understanding the physical impact of dementia Graham Ellis and Trudi Marshall
10. General hospital care of people with dementia Amanda Johnston and Christine Steel
11. Palliative and end of life care Jenny Henderson and Barbara Sharp
12. Legal and ethical issues in dementia care Donald Lyons
13. Education, training and dementia Anna Jack-Waugh and Margaret Brown
14. The impact of later life illnesses on people living with dementia F.J. Raymond Duffy
Part III: Specific issues in dementia care
15. Caring interventions Debbie Tolson and Bryan Mitchell
16. Psychiatric symptoms in dementia Paul Brown, Adam Daly and Graham A. Jackson
17.. Medication and dementia Guy Holloway and Lucy Stirland
18. Delirium Rekha Hegde and Ajay Macharouthu
19. Younger person with dementia Louise Ritchie
20. Down's syndrome and dementia Karen Watchman and Sam Quinn
21. Dementia and human rights: The view from someone who is living with dementia James McKillop
Part IV: Future practice
22. Advances in knowledge Debbie Tolson and Graham A. Jackson
Graham A. Jackson is Emeritus Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia Care at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.
Debbie Tolson is Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia and Director of the Alzheimer Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.