The pocket guide to the DSM-5 diagnostic exam
Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.