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The mental health needs of older people are all too often overlooked or put down to the inevitable consequences of ageing. This book identifies, and supports the needs of this population. It covers mental health promotion, anxiety and depression, ageing and psychosis, alcohol and dual diagnosis, dementia, later life, and...
Focusing on the needs of the aging adult population, this book provides coverage of gerontological concepts, health promotion strategies, and information on nursing care for all major disorders that typically affect older adults, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, obesity, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and, Alzheimer's disease.
Supportive Care for the person with dementia provides a broad and full perspective, drawing upon the experience and expertise of a wide range of internationally-based professionals to outline a model of supportive care that will provide good quality and holistic care for people with dementia.
Based on papers from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia workshop, experts discuss the interface between dementia, personhood and decision-making. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book forges new understandings of relationships between informal decision-making and formal biomedical or legal processes for assessing competence.
Concentrating on the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working with older people, this book is an invaluable source of information for both student and practising nurses. Acting as both a reference guide and support in everyday clinical decision-making, it is written by experienced nurses and contains a wealth of...
By Trevor Adams
This book looks at the role nurses play when working with people who have dementia and their relatives. Dementia Care Nursing is a fascinating insight into the field, which outlines approaches that may be used by nurses within practice and provides advice on how dementia care may be developed and...
By Fiona Goudie
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.
Intended for students of nursing, sociology and gerontology, this multi-authored, multi-disciplinary text applies theory and research to the practical care of elderly people with mental health problems. The multi-disciplinary approach is important because care of the elderly is shared among so many professionals.