Author: T. M. Kitwood
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Tom Kitwood breaks new ground in this book. Many of the older ideas about dementia are subjected to critical scrutiny and reappraisal, drawing on research evidence, logical analysis and the author's own experience. The unifying theme is the personhood of men and women who have dementia - an issue that was grossly neglected for many years both in psychiatry and care practice. Each chapter provides a definitive statement on a major topic related to dementia, for example: the nature of 'organic mental impairment', the experience of dementia, the agenda for care practice, and the transformation of the culture of care.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016, held in Salford, UK, in September 2016. The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. The papers deal with the constantly evolving intimate relationship between humans and technology. They focus on three main themes: ethics, communications, and futures.
Author: Rhonda Nay
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-09-28
This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
Author: Rhonda Nay
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Family & Relationships
Now in its fourth edition trusted textbook Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care provides a unique collection of conversations and commentaries by leading international and local experts on a range of contemporary issues around the care of older people. Featuring six new chapters, current research and policy changes, the esteemed author team continue to highlight the importance of interdisciplinary healthcare in providing a comprehensive, person-centred approach to care. This edition encourages readers to explore care issues, innovations and change, and to utilise evidence-based practice to improve the care of older people and their families. - Editors' comments precede each chapter, providing a snapshot of the issues addressed. - Dementia care has an increased focus. New chapters include: - Caring for older people: issues for consumers - Younger people in residential aged care facilities - Health and care of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Alzheimer's dementia: neuropsychology, early diagnosis and intervention - Self-esteem, dignity and finding meaning in dementia - My journey of heartbreak: my parents and Alzheimer's disease. - Vignettes highlight innovative approaches to care that result in improved health outcomes for older people. - Key points are woven through the text to reiterate vital information relevant to nurses and aged care workers. - Reflective questions encourage critical thinking as an instrument for improving practice. - In-text references are made to video interviews available on the Evolve site. This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to 'the evidence' where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and 'video' clips where appropriate.
Within the UK and Europe, government legislation and policies concerned with demography have asserted a paradigmatic shift towards the increased engagement of older people with public services. The philosophy of user involvement and co-production within these contexts has become integral to finding ways in which to improve the wellbeing of older people and their experiences of ageing well. Whilst this area has been steadily emerging within the educational field in relation to the lifelong learning of older people, there has been a relative under-theorization and a lack of empirical research however into the lifelong learning needs, opportunities and experiences of those older people using social care who are typically marginalized from these debates and developments. This book address this gap by paying specific attention to examining what opportunities might be present within care services and public services in general for older people using social care to capitalize on the skills and knowledge they might need to achieve more person-centred support. Through developing a debate and argument for the convergence of the lifelong learning agenda with social policy and social care, its core argument focusses on the challenge of sustainability of the care and support of older people. The author explores how social care could engage more meaningfully with concepts such as social capital and the challenges associated with achieving a genuine co-productive approach towards the quality of experience of older people using social care. This book will be an essential read for professionals working with older people in health and social care, as well as those engaged with gerontology and ageing studies in education and practice.
Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time. This cross-disciplinary volume explores how engaging with dementia through its myriad literary representations can help to deepen and humanise attitudes to people living with the condition. Offering and interrogating a wide array of perspectives about how dementia might be ‘imagined’, this book allows us to see how different ways of being can inflect one another. By drawing on the ‘lived’ experience of the individual unique person and their loved ones, literature can contribute to a deeper and more compassionate and more liberating attitude to a phenomenon that is both natural and unnatural. Novels, plays and stories reveal a rich panoply of responses ranging from the tragic to the comic, allowing us to understand that people with dementia often offer us models of humour, courage and resilience, and carers can also embody a range of responses from rigidity to compassion. Dementia and Literature problematises the subject of dementia, encouraging us all to question our own hegemonies critically and creatively. Drawing on literary studies, cultural studies, education, clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing and gerontology, this book is a fascinating contribution to the emerging area of the medical and health humanities. The book will be of interest to those living with dementia and their caregivers as well as to the academic community and policy makers.
Author: Graham Mulley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-21
“I would recommend each Home purchase a copy”-Ian Turner, Chair, Registered Nursing Home Association “Identifies a gap in the sector and offers apractical means of addressing the need.”- Des Kelly, OBE,Executive Director, National Care Forum The Care Home Handbook has one aim: to improve the careand wellbeing of residents in care homes. It informs, reminds andrefreshes the reader's knowledge, enabling care homes to meet theessential standards of care required of them. Aimed at all nurses and healthcare assistants working in carehomes, this invaluable, unique and jargon-free resource will helpstaff deliver skilful care, prevent poor practice, and buildknowledge and confidence when working with older people. Groundedin everyday practice, this handbook promotes professional andperson-centred care that is safe, high-quality, caring andcompassionate. It features sections on the resident’sjourney, values and standards, core nursing skills, common clinicalconditions, medicines management, infection control, and risk.
This book sets social and health care practice with older people firmly in the context of the new community care arrangements and the consequent organizational trends towards a market culture. However, it also questions the relative lack of attention given by professionals to issues of structural inequality in old age, compared for example to race and gender.
Author: Janice Graham
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2010-04-26
Genre: Social Science
Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.
Author: Miriam Bernard
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
Release Date: 2000-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
During the last quarter of the twentieth century, there has been a growing interest in health issues and older people. Although older people make considerable use of health and welfare services, researchers, practitioners and policy makers often forget that the majority of them live active and healthy lifestyles, taking care of themselves with a minimum of formal support. Self-care is therefor crucial to the maintenance of well being yet it has often been neglected when considering later life. This book explores the theory, extent and practice of self health care in later life. It brings together literature from the areas of health education and promotion, self-help and self-care, and gerontology, in order to provide an overview of the main research approaches and developments in this field. It critically examines the self-care practice and capabilities of older people, using illustrative results from an ongoing innovative action research project. Promoting Health Care in Old Age is aimed at students taking courses on gerontology, nursing, medicine, social work, social sciences and women's studies. It will also be on interest to practitioners in the field and those involved in the planing and delivery of social services to older adults.
"Compels us to focus on potential contributions, on the persistence of selfhood and human agency, and on how the voices of those with AD can teach us powerful and important lessons." -- American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and thought-provoking. It asks: * How do different theoretical perspectives help us to understand dementia? * What do we know about what constitutes good practice in dementia care? * How can we improve practice and service delivery in dementia care? * How do policy, organizational issues and research impact on dementia care? This handbook provides a unique, multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care. It demonstrates the value of a wide range of perspectives in understanding dementia care, reviews the latest thinking about good practice, and examines key ethical issues. It explores the way organizations, policy and research shape dementia care, and introduces a range of approaches to practice and service development. A Handbook of Dementia Care is an essential resource for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, mental health, psychology, social services and health services management, social policy and health policy.
Author: Carole B. Cox
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007-04-15
Genre: Social Science
"This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners.-- Choice This book contains a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. Readers will be learning the latest assessment instruments and distinguishing between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined as well as the benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care. Finally, there are intervention strategies for every stage of dementia as well as a discussion of legal, financial, and psychological stresses of caregivers with dementia. "