Evaluation In Dementia Care

Author by : Anthea Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This volume sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings. It discusses the evaluation of care at different levels, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself.


A Handbook Of Dementia Care

Author by : Cantley, Caroline
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This handbook provides a multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care.


Dementia Care

Author by : Marie Boltz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is like any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy. Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.


Oecd Health Policy Studies Care Needed Improving The Lives Of People With Dementia

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This report presents newly collected data on the quality of dementia care in OECD countries. By providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive cross-country assessment of dementia care, it can help countries to improve their care systems today, and better prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.


Dementia Care International Perspectives

Author by : Alistair Burns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Dementia is a challenge facing health and social care around the world. Due to factors such as growing elderly populations, improved recognition, and diagnosis, the number of people with the illness is set to double over the next two decades. As a result, improving the quality of life for dementia patients and carers is an international priority. Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a comprehensive resource offering a global view of the clinical management and resources offered to carers and patients. Featuring 47 country profiles across 5 continents, this resource offers invaluable insights into dementia care across borders and different cultures. Each country profile features a helpful summary of key points, and contains an up-to-date, concise discussion on the clinical management of dementia within the country. This unique compendium has been written in collaboration with the International Dementia Alliance (IDEAL) to develop understandings of clinical practice and services available around the world, hoping to unify ideas and ultimately improve quality of care. Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a useful tool for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, academics, and international commentators wishing to expand their knowledge of the subject.


Designing And Delivering Dementia Services

Author by : Hugo de Waal
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Dementia is increasingly and widely recognised as a serious health and social challenge, in the developed world as well as in the developing world. The need therefore to design and implement dementia care services of high quality is becoming more and more vital, particularly given the likelihood of ever increasing demand in a world, which likely sees resources at best remaining at current levels. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services describes current developments in the design and configuration of dementia services. It offers an informative and detailed overview of what constitutes high quality care, considering the circumstances patients and carers may find themselves in. For dementia to get the priority it deserves, a number of factors are important and the book charts the invaluable contributions of various Alzheimer's Associations and Societies: this provides a focus on dementia strategies and plans at national levels: the book reports on the state of affairs regarding such strategies and provides a unique insight into the process of how one of these was developed and implemented. Recognising the need to prove that service developments lead to a higher quality of care, increased productivity and increased efficiency, the book links the resulting picture to service-based research methodologies, with an emphasis on the strengths and limitations of that research. Contributions from 17 countries on 4 continents give an overview of the state of affairs across the world, paying attention to successful - and less successful - initiatives to improve dementia care. The book furthermore provides pragmatic approaches to ensure planning becomes reality, highlights the need for structured workforce development, education and training and describes the opportunities afforded by assistive technology. This book is of prime informative and practical value given that pressures on dementia services are projected to mount across the world against a backdrop of limited resources and expertise. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services Defines the problems involved in meeting an increasing demand for dementia care services in a poorer world Maps initiatives and developments in the design and configuration of these services in a variety of international settings Analyses these developments against the background of political and health economic circumstances Provides a road map of where health services should go in response to this growing challenge. The first book to define, analyse and map initiatives for dementia care services in a time of increasing demand and decreasing resources, this book is essential reading for commissioners, senior clinicians and service planners in health and social care. It will also be of interest to academic researchers involved in qualitative services research as well as quantitative health economic research, health and social care managers and those involved in workforce planning and development.


Understanding Young Onset Dementia

Author by : Marjolein de Vugt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Understanding Young Onset Dementia provides a state-of-the-art overview of approaches to care and evaluation for people with young onset dementia. It reviews the challenges in providing care and services, outlines new innovations in treatment and explores the impact of the condition to offer guidance about best practice in care. Written by world-leading researchers and experts in the field, this book gives key evidence for best practice and focuses on lived experience of those with young onset dementia. It has a broad focus looking at aspects of care beyond diagnosis and gives a comprehensive summary of the current qualitative and quantitative research in the field of young onset dementia. This international collaboration fills a much-needed gap in the academic market and is vital to guide learning and deliver future innovations. This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and post graduate students in the field of mental health and dementia research. It will also appeal to neurologists, psychiatrist, geriatricians and psychologists looking to update their knowledge or already working in the field.


Partnerships In Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care Practice Perspectives

Author by : Keady, John
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : A companion volume to 'Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care'. Taken together the two volumes provide a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in this specialist field of care delivery.


Redesigning Dementia Care

Author by : Hilde Verbeek
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Dementia

Author by : Ellen Hickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Person-centered care for persons with dementia has been developed and expanded over the last few decades. Speech-language pathologists are uniquely positioned to understand the striking impact that communication challenges have on persons with dementia and their caregivers, and can lead the charge to improve access to communication and participation. This volume serves as a starting point and reference manual for those who want to provide person-centered and life-enhancing services to persons with dementia, and to inspire the continued generation of quality research to demonstrate the value of cognitive-communication, behavioral, and caregiver interventions. It serves as a call to action for an interprofessional team of healthcare providers across healthcare settings to promote meaningful life engagement in persons with dementia using evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. This volume provides background on the evolution of caring for persons with dementia, as well as a description of the diagnostic process for dementia syndromes and the cognitive and communication characteristics of dementias with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s dementia. Its chapters cover the person-centered assessment process for persons with cognitive and communicative disorders of dementias; intervention approaches for the wide variety of cognitive, communicative, eating/swallowing, and behavioral symptoms and consequences of dementia syndromes; reimbursement and documentation issues for various settings in which persons with dementia are seen; and issues and challenges of quality of life and end-of-life care.


Practical Dementia Care

Author by : Peter V. Rabins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It is intended for the increasing number of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and long-term care givers responsible for the care of individuals with dementia. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment. The sections that received the most extensive revision or expansion include those on drug therapy; the pathophysiology of several causes of dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially drug treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes).


Late Stage Dementia Care

Author by : Christine R. Kovach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Provides direction to health care agencies and health care providers on ways to enhance the care given to people with end-stage dementia


Assessment Scales For Advanced Dementia

Author by : Ladislav Volicer
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : "At a time when there is considerable interest in the palliative care needs of people with advanced dementia, this 'tour de force' on the development/psycho-metric testing of 11 tools (all included) will be invaluable to both researchers and practitioners wanting to develop better care."--Jo Hockley, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, University of EdinburghAdvancing knowledge about dementia and helping to improve the care and services that are increasingly needed for the growing numbers of people with dementia-type diseases, this book brings together the best evidence-based measurement scales available for researchers and care providers.With proven reliability and validity, the 11 scales presented in this book are effective in eliciting meaningful data from study subjects, patients, and long-term care residents in the following domains: dementia severity, satisfaction with care, symptom management, comfort during dying, quality of life, activity involvement, discomfort, pain, quality of visits, agitation, and rejection of care.Analysis of each scale includes:* a detailed explanation of the concept being measured* the original published research article outlining the development and testing of the scale* a summary of how the scale has been used by others* suggestions on how to use the scale for new research* a user-friendly measurement form with complete instructions for use (also available as downloadable PDFs)These carefully selected scales will serve physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals who are planning studies ranging from large-scale randomized clinical trials to the evaluation of unit-based quality improvement programs. This is a unique and indispensable collection for any researcher or practitioner in the dementia care field.


Dementia Care For Residents In Rural Nursing Homes

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Description : Persons with dementia experience impairments in cognitive, behavioral, and functional ability, often leading to long-term care placement. The Enhancing Care Program was developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada to assist organizations in improving care for this population. Although this program has been implemented in many facilities, the majority have been located in urban settings and there has been limited formal evaluation. Little is known about dementia care in rural facilities, or about how programs are implemented in rural settings. The Enhancing Care Program is based on eleven guidelines that outline best practices for caring for individuals with dementia. With the assistance of a facilitator from the Alzheimer Society, a multi-disciplinary team from the facility assesses their current ability to meet each guideline. In subsequent meetings, the team establishes specific, measurable goals to improve care in targeted areas. The two purposes of this study were to conduct a process evaluation of the Enhancing Care Program and to develop theory relating to the implementation of a program in two rural long-term care facilities. Observations were made over the course of seven months as teams worked through the guidelines and set goals. Focus group interviews consisting of team members took place at the end of the observation period. In addition, individual interviews were conducted with general staff, the facility managers, and the facilitator from the Alzheimer Society. Grounded theory methodology informed the research and analysis process. The theory that emerged, The Process of Building Effective Teams, explains the transition of the participants from collections of individuals to cohesive units that functioned as teams. Five key categories were developed in the theory: trust, respectful and open communication, transformational leadership, creating change collectively, and enhanced team culture. As part of the process evaluation of the Enhancing Care Program,


Innovative Dementia Care

Author by : Sharon Warren
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Key Issues In Evolving Dementia Care

Author by : Anthea Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues which are predicted to become fundamental priorities in the near future, the contributors to this important book examine how dementia care works around the globe. They explore the theory underpinning dementia care, the applications of this theory in the latest dementia care research and how this research is influencing and shaping practice. The contributors are leading practitioners, policy influencers and researchers who analyse case studies from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, India, France and Malta with the aim of encouraging a dialogue and exchange of interdisciplinary initiatives and ideas. Their insights into how policy and dementia strategies are developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken in dementia care practice, are a positive step towards ensuring that the needs of people with dementia around the world are met, both now and in the future. This book makes essential reading for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students in the field of dementia care.


Dementia Care Mapping

Author by : Anthea Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an assessment tool that lets you directly observe and measure a resident's of client's quality of life. This work presents a method to tackle the challenging task of assessing the true quality of life of people with dementia.


Fast Facts For Dementia Care

Author by : Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes


Practical Dementia Care

Author by : Professor of Psychiatry Peter V Rabins, MD, MPH
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Preceded by Practical dementia care / Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Cynthia D. Steele. 2nd ed. 2006.


Person Centred Dementia Care

Author by : Dawn Brooker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Explaining the four key areas of person-centred care for people with dementia, Dawn Brooker provides a fresh definition to the important ideas that underpin the implementation and practice of dealing with this issue.


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.


Rcn Development Programme

Author by : Royal College of Nursing
Languange : en
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Camberwell Assessment Of Need For The Elderly

Author by : Juanita Hoe
Languange : en
Publisher by : RCPsych Publications
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Description : The Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE) is an internationally accepted tool for assessing the needs of older people. Needs are assessed in twenty-four areas of life and cover a broad range of health, social and psychological domains. Two items that measure the needs of those who care for the older person are also included. The CANE is suitable for use in research, clinical practice and for evaluating health and social services provided to older people. It has been used for over twenty years in a range of settings, populations and countries. This book outlines the evidence for its use in effectively measuring the needs of older people across primary care, community, inpatient and care home settings. Both the full version CANE and short version (CANE-S) are included, along with a detailed manual and scoring guidance. The assessment forms are freely available to download from researchintorecovery.com/can and cambridge.org.


The Common Sense Guide To Dementia For Clinicians And Caregivers

Author by : Anne M. Lipton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.