Supportive care for the person with dementia

Hardcover | December 4, 2009

EditorJulian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Greg Sachs

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Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care and cure from the time of diagnosis until, and beyond, death. It recognizes the need for aninter-disciplinary approach and for continuity of care. Supportive care in dementia must, therefore, be broad in its scope and application. Supportive Care for the person with dementia provides just such a broad and full perspective, drawing upon the experience and expertise of a wide range of internationally-based professionals to outline a model of supportive care that will provide good quality and holistic care for people withdementia. Making-use-of real-life reports from both patients and carers to help readers fully understand the reality of dementia, the book examines the key principles that guide the practice of supportive care. It looks at how supportive care can be used, and specific benefits a care model of thistype can bring to the complex problems that are frequently encountered when treating this condition. It is an ideal resource for all clinicians who are part of an interdisciplinary team caring for sufferers with this debilitating illness.

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Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care and cure from the time of diagnosis until, and beyond, death. It recognizes the need for aninter-disciplinary approach and for continuity ...

Dr Julian C Hughes read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford prior to studying medicine in Bristol. He then served in the Royal Air Force, but completed his higher training in psychiatry in Oxford and, at the same time, undertook a PhD in Philosophy at Warwick. Since taking up consultant posts, first in Newcastle, and subseq...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.04 inPublished:December 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199554137

ISBN - 13:9780199554133

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1. Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs: Characterizing care2. David Jolley: An introduction to the dementias: a clinical view3. Daphne Wallace: The view of the person with dementia4. Barbara Pointon: The view of the family carer5. Joseph W. Shega and Greg A. Sachs: Offering supportive care in dementia: reflections on the PEACE programme6. Bob Barber and Helen Cooper: Services for younger adults with dementia7. Belinda Bilney and Meg E. Morris: Huntington's disease and dementia8. Mary Ann Cohen and Charles E. Schwartz: Patients with HIV-associated dementia9. Heather Wilkinson and Karen Watchman: Down's syndrome and dementia: a framework for practice to support people with Down's syndrome and dementia living in generic care homes10. Sivaraman Shaji: Dementia care in developing countries11. Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs: Ingredients and issues in supportive care for people with dementia: summarizing from models of care12. Clive Ballard and Dag Aarsland: Pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia13. Elizabeth L. Sampson: Hospital admissions in dementia14. Alice Jordan and Mari Lloyd-Williams: Distress and pain in dementia15. Gillie E. Evans and Louise Robinson: The role of the family doctor in supportive care for people with dementia16. John Keady and Philip Hardman: Community mental health nursing and supportive care17. Graham Stokes: From psychological interventions to a psychology of dementia18. Jill Manthorpe: Supportive care: social care and social work approaches19. Katherine Froggatt and Deborah Parker: Care homes and long-term care for people with dementia20. Philip D. Sloane and Sheryl Zimmerman: Assisted living programmes providing supportive care for dementia21. Stephen Sapp: Spiritual care of people with dementia and their carers22. Jacquelyn Frank: Anticipatory and disenfranchised grief among dementia family caregivers: helping spouse and adult/child caregivers to cope23. Kate Allan and John Killick: Communicating with people with dementia24. Steven R. Sabat: Maintaining the self in dementia25. Murna Downs: Person-centred care as supportive care26. Clive Baldwin: Narrative, supportive care, and dementia: a preliminary exploration27. Wim Dekkers: Persons with severe dementia and the notion of bodily autonomy28. Muriel R. Gillick: Advance care planning: an American view29. Cees Hertogh: Advance care planning and palliative care in dementia: a view from the Netherlands30. Adrian Treloar and Monica Crugel: Living and dying at home with dementia31. Joyce Simard and Ladislav Volicer: Namaste care and dying in institutional settings32. Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs: The principles and practice of supportive care in dementia