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Using 12 separate forms of creative expression, this book builds on themes in an integrative way that helps each individual with dementia draw upon memories, feelings, and intellectual reserves that promote positive self-regard and active social participation.
By Gary Small
Want to keep Alzheimer's at bay for years - ideally, forever? This book includes a section that answers questions such as: the power of exercise to offset a genetic predisposition; antibodies that can clear Alzheimer's plaques from the brain; and promising new treatments, from drugs to deep brain stimulation.
By Buz Loveday
With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care...
This accessible, practical title has the authority of its authors' vast experience. It outlines the full range of issues that physicians and caregivers must understand to provide optimal, targeted clinical care and everyday support for patients with dementia.
This important book simply but persuasively demonstrates why we should provide the opportunities for people with dementia to experience the great outdoors. The contributors explore many different ways in which people with dementia can experience and interact with nature.
Practical Management of Dementia: a multi-professional approach, Second Edition, remains a comprehensive guide to identifying the challenges faced in caring for people with dementia
By Tom Smith
Over 700,000 people in the UK are currently affected by dementia, with one in 20 people aged over 65 and one in five over 80 years old, and there is a great deal of interest in how it may be prevented or slowed. This book looks at the medical evidence...
The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions.
By Jill Hayes
This book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing their therapeutic benefits and giving examples of how they can...
The A to Z of Alzheimer\'s Disease: A Concise Guide to Understanding and Coping with This Devastating Disease
Presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease.