Dementia Care: A Practical Manual

Paperback | September 11, 2008

byJonathan Waite, Rowan Harwood, Ian Morton

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Dementia can be a distressing condition, for the sufferer, and for families and other carers. Management of dementia is never easy, and involves facing some unpleasant problems and difficult choices. The right approach and expertise can minimise the unpleasantness and make dementia manageable,while inexperienced or inexpert management has the potential to cause unnecessary distress and disability, mis-directed resources, frustrated care staff, unduly long periods spent in hospital and premature care home placement.Dementia Care is a practical manual for health and social care professionals in their encounters with people with dementia. It covers a wide range of information in a short, easily-accessible handbook format and broadly follows the journey of a person with dementia from first presentation to healthor social services, through problems and their management, to the final stages of the illness. The book is rooted in the extensive experience of the authors in managing dementia in the community, in hospital and care homes and hopes to make the necessary expertise available and accessible in a formthat will be useful to the whole range of medical, health and social care staff looking after people with dementia and their families.

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Dementia can be a distressing condition, for the sufferer, and for families and other carers. Management of dementia is never easy, and involves facing some unpleasant problems and difficult choices. The right approach and expertise can minimise the unpleasantness and make dementia manageable,while inexperienced or inexpert management ...

Jonathan Waite graduated from Edinburgh University in Pharmacology (1973) and Medicine (1976). He has specialised in Psychiatry since 1977. After working as a junior doctor in Edinburgh he came to Nottingham in 1981, since 1984 he has been a full time NHS Consultant in the Psychiatry of Old Age. In 2001 he gained a degree in Mental ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.65 inPublished:September 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199228825

ISBN - 13:9780199228829

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Table of Contents

1. What is dementia?2. Assessment3. Delirium4. Care5. Dementia in the community6. Treatment7. Care homes8. Dementia and delirium in hospital9. Physical problems in dementia10. Palliative care11. Legal aspects of dementia care12. Making decisions13. Measurement and rating scales14. Issues with particular patient groups15. Rarer forms of dementia16. Biological aspects17. Prevention18. OutcomeIndex