Dementia Care by Dawn BrookerDementia Care by Dawn Brooker

Dementia Care

byDawn Brooker, Sue LillymanEditorDawn Brooker

Paperback | February 26, 2013

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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. 

All you need to know on:
  • Person-centered dementia care
  • Communication and managing behaviour
  • Pain assessment
  • Nutrition and medication
  • Advanced care plans
  • And much more . . .
Dawn Brooker is Professor of the Association of Dementia Studies and a clinical psychologist by profession. She is well published and recognised for her work with caring for people with dementia. Sue Lillyman is a Senior Lecturer and as a nurse has many years' experience of working with older adults and those living with dementia. She ...
Title:Dementia CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273773712

ISBN - 13:9780273773719

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Table of Contents

Dementia overview

  Numbers, types and symptoms

  Person-centred approaches

  National dementia strategies

  Guidelines and websites

Communicating well in dementia care

  Understanding common cognitive impairments

  Special approaches in hospitals

  The VERA framework

  Non-verbal communication

Diagnosis of dementia

  Diagnostic tests

  Sub-types of dementia

Pharmacological treatment for dementia

  Cholinesterase inhibitors


Families as partners in care

  Useful websites for family carers


  Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

  Assessing capacity

  Best interests decision-making

  Least restrictive actions and deprivation of liberty

  MCA provisions

  Ethical decision-making

Pain assessment and management

  Pain assessment tools for people with dementia

  Non-verbal pain indicators

  Caring for a person with dementia who is in pain

Nutrition and hydration

  Assessment of nutritional needs

  Weight loss

  Weight gain

  Helping a person with dementia to eat

  Tube/enteral feeding

Dementia-friendly environments

  Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)

  Get a clear description of the behaviour

  Neuro-psychological factors

  Life story factors

  Physical health

  Quality of care


  Anti-psychotic drugs

  Anti-psychotic prescribing for patients with delirium

Acute confusional states (delirium) and dementia

  What is delirium?

  General symptoms

  Risk factors



End of life care

  Useful resources

Safeguarding from abuse and neglect

  What is abuse?

  People at risk of abuse

  Why does abuse happen?

  Being vigilant

  Taking action