Hearing the Person with Dementia

Author: Bernie McCarthy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Losing the ability to communicate can be a frustrating and difficult experience for people with dementia, their families and carers. As the disease progresses, the person with dementia may find it increasingly difficult to express themselves clearly, and to understand what others say. Written with both family and professional carers in mind, this book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses, how this may affect an individual's memory, language and senses, and how carers might need to adapt their approach as a result. Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes methods of verbal and non-verbal communication, techniques for communicating with people who can not speak or move easily, and strategies for communicating more effectively in specific day-to-day situations, including at mealtimes, whilst helping the person with dementia to bathe or dress, and whilst out and about. Exercises at the end of each chapter encourage the carer to reflect on their learning and apply it to their own circumstances, and guidelines for creating a life story with the person with dementia as a means of promoting good communication are also included. This concise, practical book is essential reading for family caregivers, professional care staff, and all those who work with, or who are training to work with, people with dementia.

Demenz

Author: Dave Pulsford
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955715779
Format: PDF, ePub
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Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

Author: Hazel May
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429606
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The correlation between 'disengagement' and illness in people with dementia living in long-term care settings is becoming more widely recognised, and developing and adapting front-line staff responses to the changing needs of individuals is a crucial factor in addressing this problem. This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia (including those with learning disabilities) who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out the assessment, and suggestions for tailored interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment process. The authors also include a clear explanation of the five theoretical components of dementia that are considered in the assessment: health, biography, personality, neurological impairment and social psychology. This good practice guide will provide a step up to the challenge of providing person centred care as a minimum standard rather than just an ideal. Care workers in residential settings and social workers assessing clients for their support requirements will find this an essential resource.

Person Centred Dementia Care

Author: Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The term person centred care has been widely used, misused and ill defined. It is used frequently in the aims and objectives for dementia care services and provision, although in practice what lies behind the rhetoric can be questionable. This book gives fresh definition to the important ideas behind and the implementation of person centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker explains the four key elements of person centred care that comprise the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). With an emphasis on practical application, Person Centred Dementia Care provides care organisations with clear, accessible guidelines on how to put the VIPS model into operation for effective care that is `fit for VIPs'. Part 2 of the book comprises the VIPS organisational reflection tool, which care providers can use to assess how well they think they are doing at providing person-centred care. This will be essential reading for practitioners working with and policy makers responsible for people with dementia at all levels.

Dementia

Author: Susan Hunter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853023125
Format: PDF, ePub
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As a focus for academic and professional study, dementia has moved rapidly from the margin to the mainstream during the last decade. Understanding of this distressing condition, its aetiology and recognition, has become much more widespread and sophisticated. Building on such clinical knowledge, this book challenges the reader - to think ethically and in a person-centred way about the implications of dementia at a personal, planning and service provision level - to consider consumer perspectives, not only those of carers but also the much neglected views of individuals with dementia - to explore less well documented areas such as dementia and Down's Syndrome, depression and early onset dementia. In conclusion, the book illuminates selected topical developments in service provision such as community care, advocacy and aspects of the built and social care environment.

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

Author: Heather Wilkinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100010
Format: PDF
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The text focuses on projects which have taken different approaches to working with people with dementia in research, including examining the process of interviewing people with dementia whose first language is not English and encouraging people with dementia to participate in the research analysis.

Worshipping with Dementia

Author: Louise Morse
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 1854249312
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical book explains why Christians are called to care spiritually for people who may not be able to show their response. It assures us that once we commit our lives to Christ, His Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He has promised never to leave us. This is true hope for weary caregivers and good news for sufferers.

Assistive Technology

Author: Ger M. Craddock
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586033736
Format: PDF
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This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.