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Dementia support for families and friends

Dave. Pulsford Rachel Thompson


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  • Title:
    Dementia support for families and friends
  • Author: Dave. Pulsford
  • Rachel Thompson
  • Description: Dementia: Support for Family and Friends; Introduction: About This Book; 1. Becoming Acquainted with Dementia; What is dementia?; The extent of dementia worldwide; Dementia in 'minority groups'; Can dementia be treated, cured or prevented?; The goals of supporting a person with dementia: quality of life and well-being; Being a family member or friend of a person with dementia; The basis of supporting a person with dementia: dementia empathy; What family members and friends need to support a person with dementia; How this book can help; Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia
    2. Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia: Assessment, Diagnosis and Types of DementiaIdentifying dementia; The first signs of dementia; How people with dementia react to the onset of the condition; Diagnosing dementia; Why is diagnosis important and why do many people with dementia not receive a diagnosis?; Should the person with dementiabe told the diagnosis?; After the diagnosis; The main types of dementia; Young-onset dementia; Neurological diseases that may include dementia among their symptoms; 3. Beginning the Journey: The Early Phase of Dementia; The characteristics of early dementia
    Dementia empathy and early dementiaAwareness and capacity in early dementia; Planning for the future; Maintaining relationships and keeping active in the phase of early dementia; Compiling a life story; Intimacy and sexuality; Maintaining and giving up independence in the early phase of dementia; Health and social care support for people with early dementia, their families and friends; Family members and friends: looking after oneself and each other; 4. More Help Needed: The Phase of Moderate Dementia; The characteristics of moderate dementia; Where do people with moderate dementia live?
    The changing nature of relationshipsCommunication and language in moderate dementia; Social and leisure activities for people with moderate dementia; Summary: principles of promoting activity with people with moderate dementia; 5. The Challenges of Moderate Dementia; Behaviour that others find difficult; When the person lacks awareness that their actions will put them at risk of coming to harm; When the person's manner and actions indicate that they are in distress; When the person behaves in ways that are socially inappropriate
    When the person tries to get their needs met by behaving aggressively or with hostilityWhen the person seems to be unwilling to accept help from others; The role of medication; Summary: how should family members and friends respond when they find a person's manner and actions difficult?; Challenges to eating and drinking; Meeting continence needs; Sleep disturbances; Professional support for people with moderate dementia, their families and friends; When people with dementia are admitted to hospital; Vulnerability and abuse
    6. The Decision: Considering Residential Care for People with Dementia
    This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them.
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Format: 1 online resource (242 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-75454-1;ISBN 0-85700-504-9
  • Subjects: Dementia -- Patients -- Care; Dementia -- Patients -- Family relationships; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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