The first two volumes of Care-Giving in Dementia integrated up-to-date neurobiological information about dementia with specific developments in care-giving. Taking the same multidisciplinary approach, and drawing contributions from leading practitioners, this third volume will prove invaluable to health and mental health professionals caring for people with dementia.
Key themes in Volume 3 include: personal construct psychology and person-centred care; living in lifestyle groups in nursing homes; music therapy for people with dementia; support programmes for caregivers of people with dementia; coping in early dementia; stress and burden on care-givers; the Alzheimer Café concept and new support groups for people with dementia; ethical issues in the care of elderly people with dementia in nursing homes.
Table of Contents
G. Jones, Introduction. Part 1: Models and Theories. T. Arendt, Meta-synthesis of the Neurobiology of DAT. H. Flint, All God's Children: The Spiritual Needs of People with Dementia. G. Jones, Metaphors for Teaching About Changing Memory and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease: Bookcases in a Library. C. Morris, Personal Construct Psychology and Person-centred Care. Part 2: Interventions in Care Facilities. A.M. Hogewoning-van der Vossen, Living in Lifestyle Groups in Nursing Homes. Changeover to a Psychosocial Model for Care-giving in Dementia. R. Hamill, T. Conners, Sonas aPc: Activating the Potential for Communication Through Multi-sensory Stimulation. N. Mapes, Memory Groups: Facilitating Open Dialogue Between Persons with Dementia. M. Broersen, N. van Nieuwenhuijzen, Music Therapy for Persons with Dementia. Part 3: Topics Related to Care-giving Issues. B. Miesen, Towards a Psychology of Dementia Care. R. Dröes, Goffin, Breebaart, de Rooij, Vissers, Bleeker & van Tilburg, Support Programmes for Care-givers of People with Dementia: A Review of Methods and Effects. A. Marshall, Coping in Early Dementia: Findings of a New Kind of Support Group. Gemma Jones, The Loss of Meaningful Attachments in Dementia and Behavioural Stage-specific Implications. Part 4: Family and Professional Care-givers. A.M. Pot, Stress and Burden in Care-givers. B. Miesen, G. Jones, The Alzheimer Café Concept: A Response to the Trauma, Drama and Tragedy of Dementia. M. Duijnstee, W. Ros, Caring for Persons with Dementia Together: The Role of the District Nurse in Home Care. G. Newsham, The Power of Abuse. Part 5: Ethical Issues. C. Hertogh, Between Autonomy and Security: Ethical Issues in the Care of Elderly Persons with Dementia in Nursing Homes. C. Hertogh, Autonomy, Competence and Advanced Directives. B. Miesen, Care-giving in Dementia: An Emancipatory Perspective.
'By drawing on contributions from leading practitioners in the United Kingdom and Europe, this book succeeds in promoting the latest advances in the complex field of dementia care. It provides an invaluable and inspiring reference book for professionals in this field.' - Marilyn Cash, Ageing and Society