January 24, 2017

books for the healthcare professional


*To borrow or reserve this item please email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au
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The pocket guide to the DSM-5 diagnostic exam
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5[trademark]), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10-plus years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings - inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5[trademark] is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
 

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia


 
Contents:  
  • Foreword by Christine Bryden. 
  •  Ageing, Health and Positive Psychology.
  • A Positive Psychology Approach to Dementia
  •  Wellbeing in Dementia
  •  Hope and Dementia.
  •  Humour and Dementia.
  •  Resilience and Living Well with Dementia
  •  Creativity and Dementia. John Killick.
  •  Spirituality and Wisdom.
  •  Positive Psychology and Relational Dementia Care: Creating an 'Enriched Environment'.
  • Positive Experiences in Dementia Caregiving.
  • the book focuses on a set of character strengths that contribute to human flourishing, but it has never been applied to deeply forgetful people. Herein we find chapters that for the first time carefully examine the experience of dementia with regard to well-being, hope, humor, creativity, resilience, spirituality and wisdom.
  • People with dementia really do draw on these strengths as they navigate their predicament, and they do so surprisingly deep into their illness.
  • Building on the tradition of Tom Kitwood, Steven Sabat, and myself, this book shows us with unmistakable clarity and good science that there is a deeper and more hopeful way of looking at the person underneath dementia that we often miss. This book is a work of genius.
  • All who care about the dignity of deeply forgetful people should read with excitement! I can assure the reader that this is a bold, necessary and compelling new pathway for future research and for sensitive caring. Bravo on a well-researched field-creating book! -- Stephen G. Post, PhD, Author of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease and Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine Whilst not underestimating the challenges dementia throws at the individual, this book highlights the crucial benefits of positive approaches in helping us to face those very challenges, as opposed to the medical view which is often very negative. -- Wendy Mitchell, living with dementia and blogger at Which Me Am I Today.
Living Better with Dementia: Good Practice and Innovation for the Future
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, 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.

book Review


Readers will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive book that covers all aspects of living with dementia.

Each chapter provides an evidence-based perspective on the issues affecting those living with dementia and their carers, along with the policy context in the UK. Topics cover everything from stigma, citizenship, eating, incontinence, housing, GPS tracking and personal budgets.
This book is invaluable for anyone studying dementia at undergraduate or postgraduate level because each chapter directs the reader to recent research, evidence and relevant policy documents. It highlights innovation and good practice from around the world and gives practical solutions for living well with dementia.
The book would also be useful as a reference text for staff who work with people with dementia in different care environments; they can dip into the book and find a chapter that is relevant to their area of interest.
Overall, this text challenges perceptions and the biomedical model of dementia, while also encouraging the reader to consider the rights and perspectives of people living with the condition and how policy could meet their needs better.
changing culture 2 small easy to read books




Changing culture, changing care : S.E.R.V.I.C.E first by Susan D. Gilster
This book is aimed at managers of long-term care facilities. The author explains the step-by-step process of the S.E.R.V.I.C.E.™ First model and how effectively implementing S.E.R.V.I.C.E.™ (Service, Education, Respect, Vision, Inclusion, Communication, Enrichment) creates a top-down positive culture that results in dramatically improved employee morale and retention, resident satisfaction and revenue.

A way of life: developing an exemplary Alzheimer's disease and dementia program by Susan D. Gilster
Based on the 20-year experience of the visionary Alois Alzheimer Center, this guidebook describes how to envision, develop, and maintain a successful Alzheimer’s care program. Grounded in a service-oriented leadership model, A Way of Life provides a comprehensive discussion of the most important elements of an effective program, including the vision, environment, staff preparation and support, family involvement, and behavioral interventions. True stories throughout the text illustrate differences found in facilities that follow the author’s philosophy and those that do not. Administrators, managers, and other health care leaders will gain valuable insight and knowledge for developing new Alzheimer’s facilities or transforming existing ones.
 
In their shoes : caring for residents as individuals: a guide for all staff working in residential aged care
This training resource for new and existing staff considers the individuality and diversity of older people in residential aged care facilities and what this means for the way in which care is provided. A wide range of issues are raised and illustrated with case studies to encourage discussion. It also includes a "For You to Find Out" section, so that carers are aware of their organisation's policies and procedures on specific issues. In Their Shoes has been produced in close consultation with care staff, managers and trainers working in residential aged care facilities.
It will give much needed support and encouragement to carers in a people's industry and recognises the care and compassion required 24 hours a day seven days a week." Ken Riley, CEO Ballycara Retirement Living Complex, Queensland. "Comprehensive and appropriate to carers in aged care....case studies cover the issues that are of great relevance to the industry." Judith Leacock, Acting Training and Development Manager, Baptist Community Services.

"I wish something like this had been around when I first went to work in a nursing home." Part-time Carer.
 
 
To borrow or reserve this item please email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au
Kind regards Michelle
 

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