Dementia Care: An Evidence Based Textbook

Trevor Adams, Jill Manthorpe

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February 28, 2003 by CRC Press
Textbook - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781444113853 - CAT# KE22352

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* Provides a good understanding of the theoretical basis of practice with dementia care that is readily accessible to practitioners such as social workers and community psychiatric nurses

* Provides practical solutions that may be used by health and social care professinals to help people with dementia and their families

* Locates dementia care within the socio-political context

* Approaches dementia care holistically addressing the problems from the sufferer, their carer and placing it within social policy developments


Dementia presents challenges to all those working in health and social care. It is a progressive disease that affects the person with dementia, their families and friends, and the wider community. Dementia affects each person in a unique way. The challenge to professionals is to respond to this uniqueness by providing support that is effective, meaningful and individualized, often in a context of service uncertainty and resource shortages.

Dementia Care explores the key issues relevant to dementia care practice. Written by leading authorities on dementia, this new textbook is designed for both students and practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of evidence-based care and practice that are founded on understanding the lived experience of people with dementia and their supporters.

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