Key issues of dementia care in homes examined

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

It takes more than just goodwill to work with and care for people with dementia successfully, in a way that makes the most of all opportunities for enhancing wellbeing and independence, as well as helping to lessen agitation, distress and challenging behaviour. Care Homes and Dementia, edited by Sue Benson, has arisen out of the considerable need for specialist care of people with dementia in a residential setting. The book is based on a very successful conference held by The Journal of Dementia Care, and supplemented by key articles from the Journal over the last few years. Topics covered include: … Person-centred care … Communication … Rights and risk … Ethical approaches to wellbeing … Challenging behaviour … Nursing reassessment … Use and misuse of drugs … Training to improve dementia care … Staff roles in care homes … Activities of daily living … Environment and activity … Reminiscence … Dementia-friendly design … Assistive technology Each chapter is written by an expert in th

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