Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions: Riding the Waves provides evidence-based approaches and future directions for supporting a higher quality of life for people living with dementia. Through a patient-centered lens, this book equips caregivers to help people living with dementia align their expectations and hopes with the trajectories they can expect in their journey. It highlights the various transitions that those with dementia will experience and outlines best practices for optimal adjustment to each. Topics covered include problem identification, first seeking regular formal support from non-family/non-friends, driving cessation, loss of financial autonomy, acute hospital admission, and palliative and end of life care.
This is a must have reference for researchers, clinicians, and mental health professionals (psychologists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses) as well as policymakers and other medical caregivers working with dementia patients.