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Essentials of Dementia (2018) 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.
The Story of Dementia (2018) So far as we are aware, there has never been a book before with this title or aim. This may be because no-one has been foolhardy enough to attempt one! And it is true that this is a story in mid-flow, even perhaps still near the beginning. But the subject is so complex, and surrounded with so many misconceptions that, even in a truncated form, it needs to be told. John Killick has chosen a simple but effective format. Each of the nine main chapters focuses on an individual or individuals (twelve in number) who, in his view, have made significant contributions to our knowledge. The message is one of hope. Although the medical model has yielded little in the way of advances, that is not true of psychosocial initiatives. This little book tells the hidden story of positive approaches, and those who have devoted their lives to finding alternative creative solutions to one of today's great challenges. If your life is at all touched by dementia, you should be reading it.
Dementia Beyond Drugs (2016) Years before the federal government started setting goals to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs in long-term care settings, Dr. Al Power argued eloquently in his trailblazing book Dementia Beyond Drugs about the harm done by these medications in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This revised second edition introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications are not the solution to ease the distress experienced by individuals living with dementia, and presents alternative solutions for providing respectful, individualized support and care. Unique features in the book include: * Discussion of new drug studies and government reports on the dangers and ineffectiveness of antipsychotic medications in the dementia population * Innovative practices in dementia care * A pathway to meet--and exceed--the drug-reduction goals established by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)