Better Living With Dementia

Author: Laura N. Gitlin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128119292
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies highlights evidence-based best practices for improving the lives of patients with dementia. It presents the local and global challenges of these patients, also coupling foundational knowledge with specific strategies to overcome these challenges. The book examines the trajectory of the disease, offers stage-appropriate practices and strategies to improve quality of life, provides theoretical and practical frameworks that inform on ways to support and care for individuals living with dementia, includes evidence-based recommendations for research, and details global examples of care approaches that work. Weaves research evidence and theories with practical know-how. Identifies support strategies for home, community, and health care settings. Provides stage-appropriate strategies relative to dementia severity. Summarizes dementia pathology, diagnosis, and progression. Considers the changing needs of both the individual with dementia and family and formal caregivers. Offers evidence-informed recommendations for research, practice, policy, and how to make things better at home, in the community, in healthcare and service settings, and through national policies. Provides local and global exemplars of what works. Provides case vignettes to illustrate key points with real examples. Contains brief conversations with national and international experts.

Living Better with Dementia

Author: Shibley Rahman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500623
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What do national dementia strategies, constantly evolving policy and ongoing funding difficulties mean for people living well with dementia? Adopting a broad and inclusive approach, Shibley Rahman presents a thorough critical analysis of existing dementia policy, and tackles head-on current and controversial topics at the forefront of public and political debate, such as diagnosis in primary care, access to services for marginalised groups, stigma and discrimination, integrated care, personal health budgets, personalised medicine and the use of GPS tracking. Drawing on a wealth of diverse research, and including voices from all reaches of the globe, he identifies current policy challenges for living well with dementia, and highlights pockets of innovation and good practice to inform practical solutions for living better with dementia in the future. A unique and cohesive account of where dementia care practice and policy needs to head, and why, and how this can be achieved, this is crucial reading for dementia care professionals, service commissioners, public health officials and policy makers, as well as academics and students in these fields.

Person centred Dementia Care

Author: Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103370
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explaining the four key areas of person-centred care for people with dementia, Dawn Brooker provides a fresh definition to the important ideas that underpin the implementation and practice of dealing with this issue.

Dancing with Dementia

Author: Christine Bryden
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Dancing with Dementia is a vivid account of her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. This book is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson s Disease Dementia

Author: Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog MD, PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977585
Format: PDF, Docs
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Patients, spouses, families, and caregivers dealing with dementia face a host of complex issues, particularly when they must confront Dementia with Lewy Bodies or Parkinson's Disease. Until now there has been no guidebook for the general public to help navigate these challenging disorders. In Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog draws on 30 years of clinical and research work at Mayo Clinic to arm patients and families with crucial information that will enable them to work in tandem with their doctors. A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating, leaving families and caregivers struggling with a loved one's radically-impaired thinking and memory. When dementia is coupled with Parkinson's, which will develop in Parkinson's patients that live long enough, or with Lewy Bodies, which is the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's, the difficulties become even more daunting. And while these disorders are all too common, most people have little solid information about them. Too often doctors cannot spend the necessary time answering questions or discussing the specific challenges and treatments for these kinds of dementia during office visits. Arriving for a doctor appointment knowing the issues and treatment options beforehand gives patients and families an important head start. Dr. Ahlskog clearly explains all aspects of these disorders, their causes, symptoms, most effective drug treatments, proper doses, and which medications to avoid. He also discusses the complications that can arise in treating these conditions, given the variety of available medications and their possible side effects and interactions. While a cure does not yet exist, in this accessible, highly informative guidebook, Dr. Ahlskog shows that optimal medical treatment can markedly improve the quality of life for both patients and family.

First Steps to Living with Dementia

Author: Simon Atkins
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745955568
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What is dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimer's? What symptoms should you look out for? Where can you go to find help? What treatments are available? In this short but comprehensive introduction, Dr Simon Atkins clears away the myths, and sets out the facts about this increasingly common condition. Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, First Steps to living with Dementia will advise you about how it is diagnosed, conventional medical treatments and alternative remedies, the social and financial support available, and the lifestyle changes that can help prevent it.

Advanced Technological Solutions for E Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring

Author: Xhafa, Fatos
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466674822
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mental health is a growing field, but one still limited by a lack of prior research and challenged by increased demand for new solutions and treatments. Mobile and web-based technologies have the potential to fill some of the gaps. Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage of issues in patient health and support from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, and caregivers. With its focus on challenges and opportunities, as well as future research in the field, this book is a vital reference for researchers, scholars, advanced students, software developers, managers, and stakeholders working at the forefront of e-health systems.

Essentials of Dementia

Author: Dr Shibley Rahman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507547
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way. Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia

Author: Shibley Rahman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450291X
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Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings. Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services. The book addresses the major challenges to promoting person-centred care, and tackles difficult conversations around spirituality, sexuality and dying well. The crucial importance of promoting physical and mental health is emphasised. Taking into account recent developments in NICE guidelines and Cochrane reviews for dementia, this book presents an opportunity for all those involved in the provision of care for people with dementia to maintain a focus on delivering the best care possible, and to engage with the wider issues surrounding wellbeing. This book will be especially useful to commissioners following the NHS 'new models of care' "vanguards".