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Dementia Care A Care Worker Handbook

Dementia Care A Care Worker Handbook Author Belinda Goode
ISBN-10 9781444189490
Release 2012-11-30
Pages 216
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Working with people with dementia? Training in adult or dementia care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with dementia is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways for work-based learners it can be a confusing area for qualifications. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in demential care. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of dementia care qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for 16 QCF dementia units. Case studies tie learning into the many different settings and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 3 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway. It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and even flourish in dementia care.



The Essential Dementia Care Handbook

The Essential Dementia Care Handbook Author Fiona Goudie
ISBN-10 9781351702720
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 240
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Replacing the successful "Working with Dementia", this edition draws together many new ideas and practical approaches from a wide variety of professionals working at the leading edge of the provision of services to people with dementia and provides a comprehensive account of current best practice. Beginning with the diagnosis of dementia and other problems associated with aging, this book considers assessment, the person centered model of dementia, rehabilitation and therapy. It outlines practical interventions, illustrated with case studies that provide a stimulating insight into contemporary understanding and practice. Nursing staff, occupational therapists, residential care workers, social workers and all those in day-to-day contact with elderly people will be inspired by this vital handbook for all care staff.



Activities for Older People in Care Homes

Activities for Older People in Care Homes Author Sarah Crockett
ISBN-10 9780857008398
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 208
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When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how to assess a resident for suitable activities, activity planning, timetabling, budgeting and money-stretching, as well as more subtle issues such as how to enthuse residents and staff to join in and how to deal with resistance from colleagues. An A-Z of inventive ideas and step-by-step instructions for activities as wide-ranging as arts and crafts, cooking, exercise, gardening, meditation, music, reminiscence, themed days and trips out is also included. Offering peer-to-peer advice and encouragement as well as a wealth of practical ideas and suggestions, this is essential reading for all those involved in activity planning for older people, including those with dementia, in care homes.



Fast Facts for Dementia Care

Fast Facts for Dementia Care Author Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
ISBN-10 9780826120373
Release 2012-05-17
Pages 232
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This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes



Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia Author Lisa D. Ravdin
ISBN-10 9781461431060
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 527
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With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment, aid in differential diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in older adults, as well as identify cognitive deficits most likely to translate into functional impairments in everyday life.



The Caregiver

The Caregiver Author Aaron Alterra
ISBN-10 0801474345
Release 2007
Pages 213
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Recounts stories of how family members became caregivers and advocates for their loved one with Alzheimer's.



The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day Author Nancy L. Mace
ISBN-10 9781421422244
Release 2017-04-23
Pages 416
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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide. -- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health



Handbook on Dementia Caregiving

Handbook on Dementia Caregiving Author Richard Schulz, PhD
ISBN-10 0826116744
Release 2000-02-09
Pages 344
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This collection provides a comprehensive analysis of intervention approaches to dementia caregiving. It reviews the existing knowledge and provides a conceptual framework for organizing caregiver interventions of all types. Of special interest is the design of an intervention study for a culturally diverse community. The volume concludes with a discussion of how to translate intervention research into public policy, with an assessment of the future of caregiving and caregiving intervention research.



Dementia and Social Work Practice

Dementia and Social Work Practice Author Carole B. Cox, PhD
ISBN-10 0826101089
Release 2007-04-15
Pages 456
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"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. 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. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.



Keeping Busy

Keeping Busy Author James R. Dowling
ISBN-10 0801895979
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 200
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The description of each activity includes step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to adapt it for small or large groups, for individuals at home or in an organization, or people who are bedridden.



Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice

Excellence In Dementia Care  Research Into Practice Author Downs, Murna
ISBN-10 9780335223756
Release 2008-09-01
Pages 531
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"The book, aimed at practitioners, professionals and academics, involves an impressive and wide-ranging array of contributors from both the UK and the US. The book includes learning objectives and exercises, encouraging the reader to actively engage with the material. There is also an insightful preface from Daphne Wallace, a retired psychiatrist now experiencing early dementia. It's an admirably comprehensive and user-friendly resource for anyone with a professional or personal interest in excellent dementia care." Community Care "Written by leading theorists from a range of countries, this comprehensive text is a unique achievement. It is divided into four parts: principles and perspectives; knowledge and skills for supporting people with dementia; journeys through dementia care; and embedding experience in dementia care. Despite there being 46 contributors, there is a consistent voice addressing current thinking in dementia care, with good cross referencing. Expertise of researchers, practitioners and academic tutors is brought together in a stimulating, informative and sometimes provocative read." Nursing Standard "Dementia care has come of age with this book. It is an impeccably crafted collection of papers from eminent experts on both sides of the Atlantic. The book demonstrates confidence, based on both research evidence and well-grounded good practice, and a solid set of shared values both explicit and implicit. The contributors are refreshingly candid about debates and controversies. This book is authoritative and readable which makes it useful to a wide audience. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard pressed workforce." Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland "Thanks to the variety of questions treated, illustrated by both discussions and exercises, this book is a clear and comprehensive pedagogic tool for any professional involved in the care of people (with dementia)." Fondation Nationale de Gerontologie, Paris, France This landmark textbook draws on the extensive knowledge of researchers, practitioners, and professionals in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is informed both by a profound respect for people with dementia and a commitment to including them in decisions about their care and lives. While focusing on care for people with dementia, this core text also addresses the most pressing concerns of families by promoting practices and services that recognise the full humanity of their relative with dementia. In addressing the many complex issues related to offering support to people with dementia and those who care for them, this timely textbook is unique in emphasising strategies for creating sustainable change in practice. The book includes examples from a range of countries, drawn from research, practice wisdom and, most importantly, from the experience of people with dementia and their families. This key text offers valuable insights about how to: Provide competent and compassionate care for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias Build systems to provide effective care Encourage collaboration among multi disciplinary professionals and users and carers Support those caring for people with dementia Ensure those with dementia maintain dignity, well-being and meaningful participation in life Excellence in Dementia Care is a vital resource for those working with people with dementia. It provides an accessible yet sophisticated overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve excellence. It is an essential handbook for those responsible for training, education and skills development in dementia care.



Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Author Marguerite Manteau-Rao
ISBN-10 9781626251595
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 200
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If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia. In this book, you’ll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you’ll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.



The Activity Year Book

The Activity Year Book Author Anni Bowden
ISBN-10 1846428890
Release 2009-03-15
Pages 256
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Engagement in meaningful activity is an important aspect of human existence, regardless of one's cognitive abilities. Even in the later stages of dementia, people can still be engaged in activities at a level that allows them to be successful. In fact in these later stages, where cognitive abilities may be waning, the need for activity becomes greater, as cognitive stimulation helps preserve what skills remain. For care staff looking after older people, many of whom may have some degree of dementia, coming up with ideas for activities of a suitable level to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. From Valentine's Day quizzes to Bonfire Night word searches, it has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, and also encourages reminiscence and discussion around these events. This book will be invaluable to care staff looking for a simple way of improving the lives of their residents, week by week, all year round.



End of Life Care

End of Life Care Author Caroline Morris
ISBN-10 1444163248
Release 2012
Pages 226
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Caring for people at the end of life is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and units available to work-based learners it can be a confusing area for qualifications. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in end of life care. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of end of life care qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for 8 QCF units and national competencies. Case studies tie learning into the many different situations and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: - Level 2 Award in End of Life Care - Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care - Level 3 Award in End of Life Care - Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need for your role and your clients in end of life care.



Working with Elderly People

Working with Elderly People Author A. Murphy
ISBN-10 9781784620523
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 304
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Care staff and voluntary workers in day centres and residential homes for elderly people have often expressed a need for a comprehensive, readable book to guide them through their first days and help them cope with any problems that may arise. This practical and imaginative handbook draws on the long experience of an occupational therapist working with elderly people in day centres. It provides a fund of advice on caring for people who may be frail, have communication difficulties or mobility problems. It describes how to design and organise a centre, how to use mobility aids and handle wheelchairs, how to move old people and adjust their hearing aids. The author even explains how to repair a wheelchair in an emergency. The second part of the book describes a huge range of stimulating activities, from craftwork and games to cookery, music and gardening, outings and exchanging reminiscences. Old people left with nothing to do rapidly lose their mental agility and interest in life. With a little encouragement, despite any disabilities, they can continue to acquire new interests and play a useful role in the community, and the materials and resources needed will often be donated or acquired very cheaply. The fully updated second edition is copiously illustrated with practical line drawings, and there is an extensive appendix providing useful addresses, helpful books and a listing of some of the conditions that may affect elderly people.



Dementia Green Care Handbook of Therapeutic Design and Practice

Dementia Green Care Handbook of Therapeutic Design and Practice Author Garuth Chalfont
ISBN-10 0974491217
Release 2013-04-15
Pages
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This Handbook is a guide for the creation of gardens and outdoor spaces for people with dementia, specifically about therapeutic use of these spaces for beneficial outcomes. This handbook is aimed at managers, owners and operators of care homes, nursing homes and day care facilities. It will also be helpful to landscape architects, architects, commissioners of services for older people and all those involved in the provision of dementia care services.



The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World

The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World Author Karen Christensen
ISBN-10 9781317043928
Release 2017-12-22
Pages 360
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Karen Christensen is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway. Her research and publications focus on welfare sociology based on her interests in social care, work, gender and migration. She has led or collaborated on a range of research projects, nationally and internationally, within areas such as elderly care, welfare and disability, comparative social policy, and the lives of migrant care workers. Doria Pilling is a sociologist and Honorary senior research fellow at the School of Health Services at City, University of London, UK. She has researched and published on a range of areas, including social disadvantage, case management, disability and employment, disability and technology, evaluation of service quality and comparative social policy.