Early Psychosocial Interventions In Dementia

Author by : Esme Moniz-Cook
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Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Description : For the increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia each year, support in the early stages can make a real difference to their quality of life. This book provides examples of psychosocial interventions that are known to be of benefit to people with dementia and their families. It looks at ways of providing support at the time of assessment and diagnosis and goes on to explore a variety of interventions and services for the person with dementia in its early stages.


Early Psychosocial Interventions In Dementia

Author by : Jill Manthorpe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : For the increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia each year, treatment in the early stages can make a significant difference to their quality of life. This book provides examples of psychosocial interventions: taking into consideration the individual, social and environmental aspects of the person's life. It looks at ways of providing support at the time of diagnosis and goes on to explore a variety of interventions and services for the treatment of early dementia. Bringing together the knowledge and experiences of professionals from both the UK and Europe, the contributors describe interventions for both psychological and practical problems with case examples such as memory support groups, art therapies and assistive technologies for use in the home. This accessible book will be essential reading for practitioners and carers working with those with early dementia and will be extremely useful in both professional development and for those new to dementia care.


Early Psychosocial Interventions In Dementia

Author by : Jill Manthorpe
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Description : This book provides examples of psychosocial interventions: taking into consideration the individual, social and environmental aspects of the person's life. It looks at ways of providing support at the time of diagnosis and goes on to explore a variety of interventions and services for the treatment of early dementia.


Timely Psychosocial Interventions In Dementia Care

Author by : Jill Manthorpe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This new edited volume seeks to meet the growing need for ways to support people with dementia across the whole course and trajectory of dementia care, with a wide scope of expertise. The book addresses how practitioners and carers can apply psychosocial interventions - which take into consideration the individual, social and environmental aspects of a person's life - across this trajectory, right from the earliest stages through to practice in care home settings. Divided into four sections, each covers a different context in which people with dementia can be supported: at home; in community settings; family and carer support; and those in care homes and hospitals. In addition, there is a distinct focus throughout on evidence-based practice and its implementation in real-world settings. This book is essential reading for any practitioner and caregiver wanting to support people with dementia.


The Mindful Journey

Author by : Colleen O'Brien Davis
Languange : en
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Description : Over ten million people are forecasted to be living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the year 2030. Pharmacological treatments to prevent or even slow the progression of disease have proved elusive. Historically, psychosocial interventions have focused on the caregiver because elders afflicted with dementia were considered to have lost self-identity and the ability to learn, benefit from socialization or make plans. The results of the research indicate that the stigma which often accompanies old age and dementia can result in an elder accepting dementia as a "master identity" in which all the social milieu innocently "position" an elder in a particular way. This identification with impairment, in both the elder and the care partner, can lead to disability that is beyond what could be expected from the level of existing pathology. Emerging evidence suggest that psychosocial interventions that focus on the afflicted person and support self-identity and ways of coping, for example, allow elders with dementia to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives with a gentler and less distressful decline. Making difficult decisions such as when to give up driving, can be easier within a supportive social setting of peers. This thesis examines several different styles of research and community based intervention groups and their subjective outcomes. It also discusses the Alzheimer Café concept which began in the Netherlands and is now spreading from England to the United States in limited numbers. A proposal is presented for making psychosocial intervention common and easily accessed through several avenues that include improving physician knowledge of nuanced geriatric concerns, providing community resources for physicians who have few treatment options, and becoming a visible presence in natural communities of elders.


Psychosocial Interventions For People With Schizophrenia

Author by : Neil Harris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Mental health care for people experiencing schizophrenia has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. This book draws on the expertise of a group of experienced clinical practitioners to provide an up-to-date understanding of this condition, and a practical guide to implementing evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia. Written in a clear and accessible format, this book -covers the historical, social and political perspectives which give meaning to the current position of mental health care -includes up-to-date interventions framed within the context of peoples lives -describes how these interventions translate into specialist areas of practice Using a variety of clinical examples, this text provides a clear overview of schizophrenia, and serves as a comprehensive, practical guide to the understanding, treatment and management of this mental condition.


Early Stage Memory Loss Interventions

Author by : Anita Marie Souza
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Description : University of Washington Abstract Early stage memory loss interventions: utilization, impact and the experience of living alone. Anita Marie Souza Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor, Rebecca Logsdon Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are an increasing public health concern. Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Receiving a diagnosis of ADRD is life altering and changes the anticipated trajectory of one’s life. Currently, there is no medical treatment that can delay or stop the progression of these diseases. Increasingly, research has focused on psychosocial education and support group interventions for individuals in the early stages of ADRD. These interventions offer individuals an opportunity to learn about their diagnosis and find peer-based support. These groups represent a promising intervention that can help individuals adapt to the diagnosis. This dissertation comprises three distinct manuscripts that focus the current state of research in early stage psychosocial support and offer new knowledge about the characteristics of people who participate in these programs. Psychosocial support for individuals with early stage memory loss; a critical review of the literature, is the first manuscript. This paper reports the findings from a systematic review of the scientific literature on early stage memory loss interventions. Ten studies were included after a three step process of evaluation. The content of the interventions was similar in scope; most investigations included a weekly module of education alone with a professionally facilitated peer-based support group discussion. Results showed that across studies sample sizes were generally small, ranging in size from 24-330. The studies occurred in both urban and suburban environments. However participant samples had limited heterogeneity amongst participants. The vast majority of the participants identified as being Caucasian. Three important gaps were identified in this review: limited person centered programming, racial and socioeconomic disparities in utilization, and the exclusion of individuals who live alone without a care partner to accompany them to a program. The need for evidence based psychosocial supports will continue to grow as more individuals are diagnosed with ADRD. These interventions need to be inclusive and adaptive to the diversity of populations impacted by an ADRD diagnosis. As the demand and utilization of early stage interventions grows, additional focus on the measured outcomes of these interventions is warranted. Manuscript two, The impact of an outcome: moving towards meaningful measurement in early stage dementia interventions, is a systematic review that examines the current focus of outcome measurement in early stage interventions. Eight studies met inclusion criteria and were abstracted to identify and evaluate participant outcome measures. This manuscript discusses characteristics of the measures, identifies participant and systems level characteristics that make selecting outcome measures in early-stage ADRD challenging, and provides recommendations about future directions of outcomes measurement. The third manuscript, Living alone with dementia: the effect of self-efficacy, mood, and quality of on the concept of well-being, presents the results from an examination of baseline data collected from 144 individuals with early stage ADRD who participated in a randomized control trail of a psychosocial early stage support group. The aim of this investigation was to determine if there were differences in overall well-being (assessed by self-reported measures of self-efficacy, mood, and quality of life) among persons living alone versus those living with a partner. A multivariate analysis of variance was executed on the two groups. Results indicated that there were no significance differences in the groups on the three outcome measures. Analysis of demographic data showed that those who lived alone were older and more likely to be female. This study contributes valuable knowledge about the individuals who seek psychosocial support services and illuminates gaps which can be addressed through additional research. In sum, these three studies examine issues that are critical to elevating and expanding the scope of psychosocial intervention research in early stage ADRD. They contribute a unique perspective and new information to expand our understanding of the interventions and the unique role for nursing science researchers in the realm of psychosocial research.


Mental Health And Later Life

Author by : John Keady
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The mental health needs of older people are all too often overlooked or put down to the inevitable consequences of ageing. This textbook will make it much easier for health, social care and third sector workers to identify, treat and support the needs of this population. The book takes an interdisciplinary team approach and sets the scene by looking at different practice contexts in the United Kingdom and the increasingly important role played by social care in addressing the mental health needs of older people. A number of more clinically focused chapters then cover: mental health promotion anxiety and depression ageing and psychosis alcohol and dual diagnosis dementia later life liaison services complex and enduring mood disorders. Each clinical chapter makes use of extended and detailed case studies which illuminate the team’s role in the assessment-intervention-evaluation cycle and ensure the text’s application to practice. Service user and family perspectives are drawn on throughout and current practice exemplars outlined. The final chapter distils key messages from the book and sets a number of key challenges. Mental Health and Later Life highlights the rewards and complexity of working with older people with mental health needs and their families. It is invaluable reading for all those learning about, or working with, this population.


Handbook Of Emotional Disorders In Later Life

Author by : Ken Laidlaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Although perceptions of ageing have changed over the last few decades, for practitioners working with older people, emotional problems remain a major factor of health and happiness in later life. This handbook provides a concise guide to best practice in therapy with older people, for a wide range of mental health professionals.


Clinical Neuropsychology

Author by : Laura H. Goldstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinicians with practical, real-world advice on neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Offers illustrated coverage of neuroimaging techniques and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative disorders Features increased coverage of specialist areas of work, including severe brain injury, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, assessing mental capacity, and cognitive impairment and driving Features updated literature and increased coverage of topics that are of direct clinical relevance to trainee and practicing clinical psychologists Includes chapters written by professionals with many years' experience in the training of clinical psychologists


Psychological Interventions In Mental Health Nursing

Author by : Grahame Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : “This book provides excellent foundations in common psychological interventions that are used in mental health and other fields of nursing ... Each chapter uses a scenario, which helps to apply the concepts to the real world of providing healthcare. This is reinforced by the robust manner in which the text signposts readers to examples which they may use or test out in their day to day practice of mental health nursing.” Paul Barber, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester, UK “This accessible scenario based text gets to the heart of how to effectively integrate psychological values and emotional intelligence with professional, ethical and cognitive skills to develop a meaningful collaborative therapeutic relationship with mental health service users and their families. The language, style, and format is engaging and linked to mental health field-specific competencies which all pre-registration mental health nurses must now achieve to graduate and register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC 2010).” Linda Cooper, Professional Head Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability and Psychosocial Care, Cardiff University, UK (former Chair Mental Health Nurse Academics UK “This book takes you on a developmental journey of psychological interventions and provides a good grounding in the subject. It is one of few that successfully endeavours to preserve the true meaning of the service user’s experience whilst promoting the importance of clinical effectiveness and evidence base. This is an ideal text for student nurses and qualified practitioners ... and is particularly rewarding given the balance of authors from a clinical, academic and research background.” Dr Joy A Duxbury, Head of Centre of Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, UK “Whether you struggle with mental health as a service user, or a student embarking on a career in mental health nursing, you will find this book accessible and useful … It provides students and health professionals from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills, and offers a developing and innovative approach that will place them at the forefront of mental health practice.” Robert Walker, Fellow Member of the Institute of Mental Health and Associate Expert for the School of Inclusion and Communities, UK This ground-breaking and accessible book is the ideal resource for trainee and qualified mental health nurses looking for a guide to the main psychological therapies and interventions available in practice. Framed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2010) standards for pre-registration nursing education and written by experts in the field, the book explains which interventions are most effective for each of the most common mental health disorders. It also shows you how these interventions work in practice and illustrates the skills required to use them in your own practice. The book also:Provides a practical and pragmatic approach to the delivery of psychological interventions Promotes collaboration, effective risk management and consideration of the value-base of mental health nursing practiceEncourages critically reflective learning through use of scenarios and interactive quizzesConsiders the influence of policies and guidelinesParticular attention is paid to the ethical context of psychological interventions and to the use of psychological interventions by newly qualified mental health nurses. The book challenges you to question your underlying beliefs, values and assumptions. Bursting with examples based on real practitioners’ experiences, this is a must have book for pre-registration mental health nursing students and qualified mental health nurses looking to develop their therapeutic skills and understanding. Contributors: Denise Aspinall, May Baker, Ged Carney, John Harrison, Paula Kennedy, Deborah Knott, Denise Parker, Karen Rea, James Ridley, Rebecca Rylance, Peter Simpson and Lisa Woods.


Dementia 4th Edition

Author by : David Ames
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Winner of the BMA 2011 book awards: psychiatry category Winner of the Australian Journal of Ageing book of the year award This definitive work on dementia and related disorders has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field. The incidence of dementia continues to rise as the population of the world ages, and the condition represents one of the most significant challenges facing societies and health professionals in the next half-century. In this, the most comprehensive single volume work available on the subject, the editors have met this challenge by assembling a team of the world's leading experts on all aspects of the condition, from history, epidemiology and social aspects to the latest neurobiological research and advanced therapeutic strategies.


Contemporary Perspectives On Ageism

Author by : Liat Ayalon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.


The Living Well With Dementia Course

Author by : Richard Cheston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Living Well with Dementia Course: A Workbook for Facilitators will be an indispensable guide to providing support to people after they have received a dementia diagnosis. The workbook provides facilitators with a realistic but positive approach to helping people with dementia understand and adjust to their condition, helping them to live as well as possible. This workbook outlines the Living Well with Dementia course, a post-diagnostic course for people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia. Its session-by-session structure, along with e-resources including handouts for course participants, will help facilitators provide a realistic but positive approach to support after a diagnosis. Aimed at facilitators, and drawing on the authors’ many years of clinical and research experience, The Living Well with Dementia Course workbook will be of great assistance to healthcare professionals and support workers in many different settings, including specialist NHS dementia services, primary care services and the voluntary and community sector.


Dementia In Nursing Homes

Author by : Sandra Schüssler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Written by leading international experts, this book discusses the latest advances in the field of dementia in nursing homes. The topics and findings covered are based on their survey and on a scientific literature review. Dementia is spreading worldwide, placing a growing burden on healthcare systems and caregivers, as well as those affected. With increasing and complex care needs, nursing home admission is often necessary. Globally, over half of nursing home residents suffer from dementia. The book provides essential information on the most important issues in dementia in nursing homes today, including meaningful activities, patient-/person-centered care, psychosocial interventions, challenging behavior, inclusion and support of family members, pain, staff training and education, communication, polypharmacy, quality of life, end-of-life care and advanced care planning, depression, delirium, multidisciplinary approaches, physical restraints and care dependency. Each topic is covered by an international expert in dementia. As such, the book will appeal to professional nurses, nursing scientists, nursing students, other healthcare professionals, and to a broad readership, and will provide a valuable resource for those working in nursing homes, as well as researchers in the field.


Living Better With Dementia

Author by : Shibley Rahman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : What do national dementia strategies, constantly evolving policy and ongoing funding difficulties mean for people living well with dementia? Adopting a broad and inclusive approach, Shibley Rahman presents a thorough critical analysis of existing dementia policy, and tackles head-on current and controversial topics at the forefront of public and political debate, such as diagnosis in primary care, access to services for marginalised groups, stigma and discrimination, integrated care, personal health budgets, personalised medicine and the use of GPS tracking. Drawing on a wealth of diverse research, and including voices from all reaches of the globe, he identifies current policy challenges for living well with dementia, and highlights pockets of innovation and good practice to inform practical solutions for living better with dementia in the future. A unique and cohesive account of where dementia care practice and policy needs to head, and why, and how this can be achieved, this is crucial reading for dementia care professionals, service commissioners, public health officials and policy makers, as well as academics and students in these fields.


Dementia

Author by : David Ames
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to keep up to date in all aspects of dementia. This book helps solve that problem. The new edition has been updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field.


Alzheimer S Disease

Author by : Arun Jha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book provides a practically focused resource on the methodologies available for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. The number of individuals affected by the disease continues to grow and as such there is an ever-increasing need for clear easy-to-digest guidance on how to appropriately diagnose and treat these patients. Within this work, chapters provide concise informative details of what this form of dementia is, how it can be diagnosed, managed and prevented making it ideal for those with limited experience in dealing with these patients. Information is provided on how to use a variety of the latest relevant techniques including mental state examinations, functional assessments, special investigations and the available drug treatments. Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment Guide is a concise clinical guide detailing how to diagnose and treat these patients. It’s easy-to-follow ideal for use by front-line physicians and trainees, who have no previous experience of diagnosing and treating this disease. The assessment component of the book is based on the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Plan (mhGAP) Dementia Intervention Guide for non-specialized settings.


Partnerships In Community Mental Health Nursing Dementia Care

Author by : John Keady
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "How useful is this book? I have referred to it often, and found myself quoting information and models of care from it. I lent it to a colleague to prepare a presentation on 'challenging behaviour' to our local carers' group and he thought it was an excellent resource. It is key reading for any mental health professional with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with dementia. I would recommend that all community teams have a copy." Dementia "Overall, this book is useful. It is well-indexed and has helpful summaries and sections on lessons for practice. It is to be hoped that the title will not deter clinicians other than nurses from reading it, as it will be of interest and of use to them too." mentalhealth today "This is an excellent reader aimed at a wide readership. I believe it is particularly appropriate for qualified staff in CMHTs, but also for mental health, occupational therapy and social work students as a comprehensive introductory text for mental health for older people in community settings." Mark Vincent, University of Northampton, UK "A very useful foundation book for those wishing to understand the challenges of dementia care. " Anthony Fraher, University of the West of England, UK What is the role of the community mental health nurse (CMHN) in dementia care? What knowledge and frameworks influence the way CMHNs practice in dementia care? How will community mental health nursing be driven forward in the future? This exciting and long-awaited new book is a companion volume to the respected Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives (Open University Press, 2003, edited by Keady, Clarke and Adams). The book enhances the link between theory and practice, providing a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in dementia care. The text is divided into three distinct sections: Models of community support and practice values Professional roles and clinical work Moving forward: Changing and developing CMHN practice The book includes coverage of key contemporary issues such as service user involvement, nurse prescribing, younger people with dementia, social exclusion and vulnerability.Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives is key reading for students of dementia care at all levels. It is also of relevance to professionals within the field of community mental health nursing and all other mental health or gerontology related areas. Contributions to this book are drawn from practising CMHNs in dementia care, researchers and commentators who are working at the forefront of their respective fields. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Caroline Baker, Diane Beavis, Catherine Brannan, Dawn Brooker, Shane Burke, Suzanne Cahill, Caroline Cantley, Peter Caswell, Charlotte L. Clarke, Vivienne Davies-Quarrell, Kenneth Day, Kay de Vries, Aine Farrell, Paula Gardiner, Sue Gunstone, Philip Hardman, Steve Iliffe, Dee Jones, Gary and Linda Jones, John Keady, Cordelia Man-yuk Kwok, Jenny Mackenzie, Mike Nolan, Simon O'Donovan, Sean Page, Emma Pritchard, Jan Reed, Jeannie Robinson, David Stanley, Fiona Wilkie, Heather Wilkinson, Kevin G. Wood


Group And Individual Work With Older People

Author by : Julie Heathcote
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Being active is fundamental to a person's sense of physical and mental wellbeing, and the need to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity does not diminish with age. However, common effects of ageing, such as reduced vision and hearing, arthritis, dementia, and in some cases social isolation, can affect an older person's ability to participate in therapeutic and recreational activities. Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this practical resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes with their clients, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes of group and individual work, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities, including arts and crafts, music, drama, movement, relaxation, reminiscence, and day-to-day tasks such as taking care of personal hygiene and preparing food and drinks. The book also describes the importance of assessing and evaluating activity-based work, with examples of completed evaluation and assessment forms. Useful case studies and self-reflective activities for the facilitator are included throughout. This book will be an invaluable for occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, health and social care practitioners and all other professionals working with older people.


Hope And Stigma In Early Stage Dementia

Author by : David George Chapman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Part one is a systematic review of the literature relating to perceived stigma and support amongst family caregivers of people with dementia. Numerous studies have suggested stigma is associated with negative outcomes in various mental and physical health difficulties. Older people with dementia and their family care givers could be especially vulnerable to experiencing stigma and this could have a negative impact on their engagement with services. Out of an initial literature search resulting in 101 articles, 15 articles met the inclusion criteria for the present review and their methodological quality was assessed. The 15 articles were critically analysed and four main themes from the articles were extracted. The themes were sociocultural aspects, services use and diagnosis, stigma and aging and managing stigma. A proposed model of perceived stigma that explained the potential origins of stigma, the difficulties it may bring and possible links to service engagement was developed from the results of this review. The clinical implications of this and possible further research areas was discussed. Part two is an empirical paper consisting of two aims. The first aim investigated levels and types of hope experienced by older people with and without dementia. The second aim focused on potential relationships between stigma, hope and quality of life in older . people with dementia. Many studies have indicated that hope is positively associated with quality of life in chronic health conditions and there are two contrasting theories of I " hope, multi-dimensional hope and goal directed hope. Preliminary studies suggested that older people with dementia may predominantly experience multi-dimensional hope and that stigma may be a barrier towards hope. A group of 60 older people without dementia completed two different questionnaires on hope and a group of 40 older people with dementia completed two additional questionnaires on their experiences of stigma and their quality of life. The results supported the hypothesis that older people with dementia experienced higher levels of multi-dimensional hope but stigma was not a statistically significant barrier towards this. Implications for services, including the development of psychosocial interventions and possible further research were discussed. Part three are the appendixes including a reflective statement on the designing, planning and implementation of the research.


Positive Psychology Approaches To Dementia

Author by : Chris Clarke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.


Ebook Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care

Author by : John Keady
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia "I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families. This book: Explores the complexity and diversity of Community Mental Health Nurse work Captures perspectives from along the trajectory of dementia Identifies assessment and intervention approaches Discusses an emerging evidence base for implications in practice Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from Community Mental Health Nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.


Hci International 2011 Posters Extended Abstracts

Author by : Constantine Stephanidis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This two-volume set CCIS 173 and CCIS 174 constitutes the extended abstracts of the posters presented during the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2011, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. A total of 4039 contributions was submitted to HCII 2011, of which 232 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected for presentation as extended abstracts in the two volumes.


Understanding Learning Disability And Dementia

Author by : Diana Kerr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia.


The Law And Ethics Of Dementia

Author by : Charles Foster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined and under-discussed. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists – all of them world leaders in the field of dementia – and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives. It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom? These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses. The book closes with accounts from dementia sufferers and their carers. It is the first and only book of its kind, and the authoritative text.


Practical Management Of Dementia

Author by : Stephen Curran
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Practical Management of Dementia, Second Edition remains a comprehensive guide to identifying the challenges faced in caring for patients with dementia. Integrating new research into the diagnosis, detection and management of dementia, this book brings together a wealth of extensive practical experience and knowledge. It answers questions on medical, psychological and social management in an informative, evidence-based manner. Emphasising the need for a variety of pharmacological, psychological and social approaches that can be adapted for individual patients, it also encourages an understanding of the patients' spiritual needs. Reviews of the First Edition: 'This is a highly readable and useful resource.' NURSING STANDARD 'Comprehensive and valuable. Of merit to all healthcare team members from all care setting perspectives.' GERIATRICS TODAY 'Consistent and clear, well written and edited.' THE JOURNAL OF DEMENTIA CARE