Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings.
Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services. The book addresses the major challenges to promoting person-centred care, and tackles difficult conversations around spirituality, sexuality and dying well. The crucial importance of promoting physical and mental health is emphasised. Taking into account recent developments in NICE guidelines and Cochrane reviews for dementia, this book presents an opportunity for all those involved in the provision of care for people with dementia to maintain a focus on delivering the best care possible, and to engage with the wider issues surrounding wellbeing. This book will be especially useful to commissioners following the NHS 'new models of care' "vanguards".
Dr Shibley Rahman graduated in neuroscience and medicine from Cambridge University. There he also completed his PhD in frontotemporal dementia, commencing a lifelong interest in the timely diagnosis of dementia. He also trained to postgraduate level in medicine, law and business. Shibley speaks regularly about dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic care, researches wellbeing and advocates rights-based approaches. He is the author of Living Better with Dementia: Good Practice and Innovation for the Future, also published by JKP. He lives in London, UK.
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Professor Sube Banerjee. Foreword by Lisa Rodrigues. Preface. 1. Preventing well and diagnosing well. 3. Overview of caring well. 4. Caring well: physical health and medication reviews. 4. Caring well: mental health. 5. Cognitive stimulation, cognitive rehabilitation and life story. 6. Oral health and swallowing difficulties. 7. Promoting wellbeing. 8. Sexuality and spirituality. 9. Research, regulation and staff. 10. Care homes and integrated care. 11. Supporting well and independence. 12. Dying well and end of life. 13. Living well at home. 14. Conclusion. Afterword by Lucy Frost. Index.