Caring for people with dementia : a shared approach
Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. Caring for People with Dementia presents-latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.
Christine Brown Wilson is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia
Chapter 1: -- Common myths associated with the condition known as dementia
Person-centred dementia care : making services better with the VIPS framework
What is person-centred dementia care, and how can it be used to improve care for people from diagnosis to end of life? How can we improve services in people's own homes, in care homes, in supported housing and in hospitals? This substantially updated second edition considers recent developments in person-centred care, presenting refreshed guidelines for practice.
Dawn Brooker and Isabelle Latham explain the evolution of the key principles of person-centred care that comprise the VIPS model.
They describe how it has been applied in diverse service settings, and show how to put the model into practice.
A new chapter dedicated to culture of care will help service managers to get to grips with this slippery concept, and includes important information on how to guard against neglectful practice.
Case studies from the CHOICE programme, a research project on culture of care, demonstrate the key factors that are important for people living with advanced dementia and complex needs to live well.
Ian Townsend, Associate Lecturer, Counselling, University Centre, Blackburn College
If you are writing an essay on hope in psychotherapy, or counselling, or coaching, this is the main book you will need! It really is thorough and academically respectable, covering all bases in an admirable way. There is plenty of research, some of it conducted by the author himself....There is a good deal of personal material in this book, and I found it eminently readable. I would recommend it quite strongly.
The Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in North London
Counseling the Alzheimer's caregiver : a resource for health care professionals
This book is a comprehensive evidence-based guide for counseling Alzheimer's caregivers. It describes an approach developed by the staff of New York University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease Center, which has been the subject of a 15-year efficacy trial. The outcome of the study shows clearly that counseling and support can help families keep Alzheimer's disease patients at home and that competent emotional support and referral resources can reduce the negative impact of caregiving on the caregivers.
Presenting data from several populations, twenty-two authors - among the most respected in their fields - demonstrate that the healthy resolution of grief enables one to maintain a continuing bond with the deceased. Despite cultural disapproval and lack of validation by professionals, survivors find places for the dead in their ongoing lives and even in their communities. Such bonds are not denial; the deceased can provide resources for enriched functioning in the present.