This book is an education resource for practitioners who in organize services for people with dementia, including psychiatrists, neurologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and even speech and language therapists. Younger dementia patients do not readily fit into any of the conventional mental health services categories, either for adults of working age or for older adults. Currently, old-age psychiatrists generally lead services for this group. Younger dementia patients require specific skills to address their needs, and those skills are best delivered by a multi-professional team working in a multi-disciplinary way. Younger People with Dementia provides all the information to develop this type of dedicated service and will also be relevant for those who commission mental health services.
"This book presents a thorough overview of the subject in a very easy to understand manner. … a high quality book. There are few books that can take a complex subject [such] as dementia and provide a concrete and thorough review aimed at clinicians at all levels."
- Doody's Review Service
Introduction. Causes of Dementia in Younger People. Assessment and Referral. Treatments for Dementia. Occupational Therapy Interventions. Psychological Interventions. Social Worker and Social Care: Roles and Intervention. Multi-Agency Working. Views of Users and Carers. Planning Services for Younger People with Dementia. Day Care and Outreach Interventions. Support for Patients. Support for Families. Links with Other Health Services. Multi-agency Working. Views of Users and Carers.