The handbook of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances.
- Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field
- Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
- Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors
- Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences
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.
For decades the acclaimed Best Friends™ approach has been widely recognized for helping people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias experience meaningful engagement and dignity in all aspects of their lives. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, care partners learn how to apply the core principles of the approach through practical tips and instructive examples of Best Friends in action. An all-new section also provides a roadmap for creating and sustaining a Best Friends program.
Become familiar with:
•The building blocks of the approach, including the Dementia Bill of Rights and the concept of relationship-centered care
•The core tenets of Best Friends: the Life Story, skilled communication, and caregiving Knack
•New approaches to minimizing challenging behaviors and to creating activities that produce true engagement
•How to use Best Friends in a variety of care settings
•Effective ways to involve families and volunteers
•An approach that’s embraced around the world!
Make each day reassuring, enjoyable, and secure for the people in your care with this simple, compassionate approach to dementia care.
Providing practical information and support for people living with, or caring for someone with, dementia. It also provides insight into what is happening when a person has dementia as well as describing what dementia is, how you can deal with it, and what you can do to keep dementia at bay.
Around the world, almost 50 million people have dementia, and hundreds of millions of people are affected by dementia in their family and community. Unlike the many other books that look at this condition purely from the perspective of caregivers, this guide, by one of the world's leading experts, provides insight into what it feels like to have dementia while giving attention to the needs of caregivers and families. Packed with practical tips for providing what people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia want and need, this book will go a long way toward helping them stay well and happy as long as possible.