To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way.
Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.
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. Professor Rob Howard is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Division of Psychiatry at University College London.
Foreword. Introduction. 1. Dementia awareness. 2. Dementia identification, assessment and diagnosis. 3. Dementia risk reduction and prevention. 4. Person-centred dementia care. 5. Communication, interaction and behaviour in dementia care. 6. Health and well-being in dementia care. 7. Pharmacological interventions in dementia care. 8. Living well with dementia and promoting independence. 9. Families and carers as partners in dementia care. 10. Equality diversity and inclusion in dementia care. 11. Law, ethics and safeguarding in dementia care. 12. End of life dementia. 13. Research and evidence-based practice in dementia care. 14. Leadership in transforming dementia care. Afterword.