October 27, 2015
books for healthcare professionals
Care giving in dementia: research and applications volume 1
Edited by Gemma Jones and Bere M.L. Miesen
Contents: Introduction --
PART I MODELS AND THEORIES -- 2. Clinicopathological correlations and the brain-behaviour relationship in Alzheimer’s disease -- 3. Learning and memory in demented patients -- 4. Attachment theory and dementia -- 5. Reminiscing disorientation theory -- 6. A communication model for dementia -- 7. A nursing model for the care of the elderly --
PART II INTERVENTINS FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA IN CARE FACILITIES -- 8. What can be learned from studies on reality orientation? -- 9. Reminiscence and life review with persons with dementia: which way forward? -- 10. Music therapy in the management of dementia -- 11. Dynamic psychotherapy with elderly demented patients -- 12. Validation therapy with late-onset dementia populations -- 13. An evaluation of an occupational therapy service for persons with dementia --
PART III INTERVENTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA IN THE COMMUNITY -- 14. The anticipation of memory loss and dementia in old age -- 15. Memory training for older adults -- 16. The structured life review process: a community approach to the aging client -- 17. Community care services for the elderly mentally infirm -- 18. Day care and dementia -- 19. The COPA project as a model for the management of early dementia in the community --
PART IV INTERVENTIONS FOR FAMILY -- 20. Caring for a demented family member at home: objective observation and subjective evaluation of the burden -- 21. Expressed emotion and coping techniques amongst carers of the demented elderly -- 22. Families and the institutionalized elderly -- 23. A carer’s group for families of patients with dementia -- part v summary -- 24. The need for an interdisciplinary core curriculum for professionals working with dementia -- 25. Care giving in dementia: review and perspectives
Care-giving in dementia. Research and applications, volume 2
Edited by Bere M.L. Miesen and Gemma M.M. Jones
PART I MODELS AND THEORIES -- 1. The concept of personhood and its relevance for a new culture of dementia care -- 2. The dementias in a psychodynamic perspective -- 3. Culture and dementia: effects on caregivers and implications for services -- 4. Memory, emotion and dementia -- 5. Awareness in dementia patients and family grieving: a practical perspective --
PART II INTERVENTIONS IN CARE FACILITIES -- 6. Practical management of frontal lobe dementia: institutional perspectives -- 7. Psychomotor group therapy for demented patients in the nursing home -- 8. 'Snoezelen': A new way of communicating with the severely demented elderly -- 9. Psychosocial treatment for demented patients: overview of methods and effects --
PART III INTERVENTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY -- 10. The homeostasis model and dementia: a new perspective on care-giving -- 11. Supporting informal carers of demented elderly people: psychosocial interventions and their outcomes -- 12. Activation of care-giver coping processes through professional support --
PART IV INTERVENTIONS FOR THE FAMILY -- 13. Attachment, loss and coping in caring for a dementing spouse -- 14. Understanding the social context of families experiencing dementia: a qualitative approach -- 15. Carer support groups: change mechanisms and preventive effects -- 16. Behind the facts: an insight into the burden on family carers of dementia patients --17. Cultural dimensions of dementia and care-giving --
PART V ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION AND ETHICS -- 18. In search of the best environment: results of five experiments in the institutional organization of care of demented people -- 19. Education about normal forgetfulness and dementia -- 20. Ethical issues in the care of the demented elderly -- 21. Care-giving in dementia: the challenge of attachment
Care-giving in dementia. Research and applications, volume 3
Edited by Bere M.L. Miesen and Gemma M.M. Jones
Part 1: Models and Theories -- Meta-synthesis of the Neurobiology of DAT -- All God's Children: The Spiritual Needs of People with Dementia -- Metaphors for Teaching About Changing Memory and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease: Bookcases in a Library -- Personal Construct Psychology and Person-centred Care.
Part 2: Interventions in Care Facilities -- Living in Lifestyle Groups in Nursing Homes. Changeover to a Psychosocial Model for Care-giving in Dementia -- Activating the Potential for Communication Through Multi-sensory Stimulation -- Memory Groups: Facilitating Open Dialogue Between Persons with Dementia -- Music Therapy for Persons with Dementia.
Part 3: Topics Related to Care-giving Issues -- Towards a Psychology of Dementia Care -- Support Programmes for Care-givers of People with Dementia: A Review of Methods and Effects -- Coping in Early Dementia: Findings of a New Kind of Support Group -- Loss of Meaningful Attachments in Dementia and Behavioural Stage-specific Implications.
Part 4: Family and Professional Care-givers -- Stress and Burden in Care-givers -- The Alzheimer Café Concept: A Response to the Trauma, Drama and Tragedy of Dementia -- Caring for Persons with Dementia Together: The Role of the District Nurse in Home Care -- The Power of Abuse.
Part 5: Ethical Issues -- Between Autonomy and Security: Ethical Issues in the Care of Elderly Persons with Dementia in Nursing -- Autonomy, Competence and Advanced Directives -- Care-giving in Dementia: An Emancipatory Perspective.
Care-giving in dementia : research and applications, volume 4
Edited by Bere M. L. Miesen and Gemma M. M. Jones
Contents: Part I: Models and theories -- Visuoperceptual-cognitive changes in Alzheimer's disease : adapting a dementia unit -- Visual phenomena in AD: Distinguishing between hallucinations, illusions, misperceptions and misidentifications -- Attachment in Dementia -- Bound from birth? -- Awareness and people with early stage Dementia. Part II: Interventions in care facilities -- The role of humour in Dementia -- Occupational therapy use of sensory techniques in later stage dementia care -- Building community through arts -- Cooperative enquiry using arts media with people -- Medical care for chronically ill elderly people: nursing home medicine as functional geriatrics -- Dementia and spiritual care -- Part III: Topics related to care giving issues -- Psychotherapeutic groups for people with Dementia: the Dementia voice group psychotherapy project -- Experiential support groups for people in the early to moderate stages of Dementia -- Qualitative evaluation of an Alzheimer Café as a ongoing supportive group intervention -- Part IV: Family and professional care-givers -- Meeting Centres Support Programme Model for Persons with Dementia and their Carers -- Aims, methods and research -- Couples group (psycho) therapy in Dementia. Part V: Education and ethics -- Improving end-of-life care for people with Dementia -- Benefits of combining UK approaches to palliative care and Dementia care -- Death comes in the end -- Palliative perspective of caring for people with Dementia -- Care-giving in Dementia: moving ahead together -- Review and perspectives
Ethical issues in dementia care : making difficult decisions
There are always difficult day to day decisions to be faced when caring for a person with dementia from knowing how to deal with wandering to end of life decisions. Many of these decisions are underpinned by value judgments about right and wrong and reflect a particular view of dementia. This book considers these ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life, offering practical guidance and advice. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia. In particular the authors discuss the way that decision makers are themselves changed by the decisions they make, and the impact of this on the decision-making process. This book should be read by all those who work caring for people with dementia.