Models and pathways for person-centered elder care
This critical resource explores the path to accomplishing organisational change. It guides by example and reveals what is possible and how to overcome the challenges to be faced when effecting change. For practitioners, educators, funders, advocates, surveyors, and professional staff from nurses to social workers to administrators, Models and Pathways for Person-Centered Elder care provides detailed accounts of what person-centered care looks like in practice, essential considerations for the workforce, tips and ideas for overcoming common barriers, a solid business case for implementing culture change and gaining competitive advantages, concrete perspectives on the issues and processes surrounding new ways of providing care.
Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care.
The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics:
- Dementia friendly communities
- Representations of dementia in the media
- Younger people with dementia
- The arts and dementia
- Relationships within families or with family carers
- Whole person assessment
- Transitions in care
Promoting high touch when nursing older people : a palliative care approach [DVD]
University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Promoting high touch in nursing older people: A palliative care approach, is an outcome of the project Avoiding “high tech” through “high touch” in end-stage dementia: Protocol for care at the end of life. The DVD is based on material developed by Geriatric Consultant, and Developer of the Namaste Care Program, Adjunct Associate Professor Joyce Simard.
This DVD features a series of short instructional films that outline an effective protocol for palliative care. The approach offers hope and a renewed sense of spirit for people in the last stages of life.
Reading in the moment - activities and stories to share with adults with dementia
Studies have shown that reading in a melodic and rhythmic voice can produce positive changes in mood, emotion and behaviour in those with dementia. This technique - known as bibliotherapy - is used in this book and has been tailored to help those who grew up during the 1930s through to the 1960s, as well providing for people of all cultures. While traditional literature, such as Dickens and Shakespeare, might be beyond the literacy skills of many readers, and while poetry may not interest all, this book presents short stories, prose prompts and biographies which are written in a rhythmic and lyrical way to make communicating easier and more enjoyable. A focus on using short sentences, repeated language features and striking imagery which appeals to all the senses captures moments in time or action - short stories which are printed in large, clear font to suit readers who have limited vision or who may struggle to maintain attention; and language to suit a lower reading level, but appropriate and respectful of adult readers. The book is designed to be used by people who have some experience in working with clients who have dementia, but who do not have specific training in bibliotherapy. They may be running a group session, working in a library or caring for a family member at home. There is a need for 'reading in the moment' - sharing a story, a piece of prose, a biography - for the simple pleasure of sharing a moment in time together.
Read a bit! Talk a bit! Series now including
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Multisensory rooms and environments : controlled sensory experiences for people with profound and multiple disabilities
by Susan Fowler