Designing And Delivering Dementia Services

Author: Hugo de Waal
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118378687
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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.

Including The Person With Dementia In Designing And Delivering Care

Author: Elizabeth Barnett
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853027406
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Looking at the roles of those who decide on how, what, where and when care is given, as well as those who deliver care, this text outlines recommended measures for working with elderly people who have dementia.

Library Dementia Services

Author: Timothy J. Dickey
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1838676937
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There are 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and tens of millions of their caregivers. Library and information professionals must learn to assist those with dementia. This book explores best practice guidelines and concrete ideas for serving those with dementia and their caregivers.

Better Living With Dementia

Author: Laura N. Gitlin
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128119292
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Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies highlights evidence-based best practices for improving the lives of patients with dementia. It presents the local and global challenges of these patients, also coupling foundational knowledge with specific strategies to overcome these challenges. The book examines the trajectory of the disease, offers stage-appropriate practices and strategies to improve quality of life, provides theoretical and practical frameworks that inform on ways to support and care for individuals living with dementia, includes evidence-based recommendations for research, and details global examples of care approaches that work. Weaves research evidence and theories with practical know-how. Identifies support strategies for home, community, and health care settings. Provides stage-appropriate strategies relative to dementia severity. Summarizes dementia pathology, diagnosis, and progression. Considers the changing needs of both the individual with dementia and family and formal caregivers. Offers evidence-informed recommendations for research, practice, policy, and how to make things better at home, in the community, in healthcare and service settings, and through national policies. Provides local and global exemplars of what works. Provides case vignettes to illustrate key points with real examples. Contains brief conversations with national and international experts.

Innovative Interventions To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress

Author: David W. Coon, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826148025
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Increasing evidence has demonstrated that caregivers of dementia victims are at risk for depression and other medical problems. In what ways can health care providers improve or maintain the well-being of dementia caregivers? This volume provides an overview of emerging themes in dementia caregiving research and presents a broad array of practical strategies for reducing caregiver distress, including interventions for specific populations such as ethnic minority caregivers, male caregivers, and caregivers with diverse sexual orientations. Innovative approaches include the value of partnering with primary care physicians to improve quality of life for both patient and caregiver and the use of technological advances to help distressed caregivers. A timely, cutting edge book written for clinicians of varying backgrounds who provide direct services to families of dementia victims. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Design For Services

Author: Anna Meroni
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566089206
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Design for Services explores what service design brings to the table and reflects on why the ideas and practices of service design are resonating with today's design community. The contributors offer a broad range of concrete examples to help clarify the issues, practices, knowledge and theories that are beginning to define this emerging field. Whilst acknowledging service design as the disciplinary term, Anna Meroni and Daniela Sangiorgi focus on articulating what design is doing and can do for services and how this connects to existing fields of knowledge and practice.

User Experience Design Guidelines For Telecare Sevices

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Editor: Information Gatekeepers Inc
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The Architects Journal

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Aging And Social Work

Author: Sharon Marie Keigher
Editor: N A S W Press
ISBN:
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Social work practitioners must be aware of the many factors influencing the independence, participation in society, care, self-fulfilment, and dignity of the aged. Using the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, this book frames the critical issues facing the social work profession. This timely volume brings together a wide-reaching collection of 31 articles about ageing into one unique resource. It offers theory, research, and case studies about the needs, issues, and challenges faced by the senior population. This vibrant collection signals the start of a new discussion about seniors and the role of social work in meeting their diverse needs.

Medical And Care Compunetics 2

Author: L. Bos
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607501198
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The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics (ICMCC) wants to emphasize the computing and networking synergies in medicine and (health)care. The term compunetics was introduced to present the union of computing and (social) networking. ICMCC wants to bring together as many aspects of medical and care compunetics as possible by forming a Global Knowledge Center. The availability of information works on both the BTB and the BTC level, as the structure will aim at both the consumers and the professionals (caregivers). Patients / consumers will be able to obtain information related to their illness or handicaps, so that they will be more knowledgeable about possible treatments and treatment alternatives. Professionals will be able to find relevant information (medical, technical, scientific) in a fast and efficient way. Industry (and more specifically SME’s) will have access to technical information from a central portal. The shifting paradigm of health from reparative to preventive will enhance the necessity of consumer related information that, when efficiently obtained, can be of great economical benefit. In a world where the need for care is growing rapidly and where it is impossible to expect a growth in the number of caregivers, information is becoming more and more crucial. Not only because an informed patient is an economic benefit, but also because awareness amongst professionals about developments in their own and related fields can save enormous amounts of money. ICMCC will build a global network of professionals in medicine and care. Clinicians, pharmacologists, managers, care practitioners, patients, policy makers, IT specialists will all be represented.

Geriatric Psychiatry An Issue Of Clinics In Geratric Medicine

Author: Soo Borson
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323320317
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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Dr. Soo Borson, is devoted to Geriatric Psychiatry. Articles in this issue include: Diagnosis; Providing high quality care for dementia patients and family caregivers; Common psychiatric problems in cognitively impaired patients – causes and management; Partnering with family caregivers; Palliation and end of life care; Geriatric depression; Treatment for depression and evaluating response; Post-traumatic stress in older adults; Sleep disorders; Substance Abuse; Suicide; and Mental Health Services for Older Adults.

Advisory Panel On Alzheimer S Disease

Author: Alcolhol Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration
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Outdoor Environments For People With Dementia

Author: Susan Rodiek
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135805687
File Size: 26,55 MB
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Learn how gardens and parks can be beneficial to residents Mounting evidence reveals that nature and outdoor environments provide individuals with dementia greater enjoyment in life, lower stress levels, and positive changes to physical well-being. Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia explores how fulfilling the fundamental genetically based need of human relationships with nature can improve the health and well-being of people with dementia. Top experts analyze current research and comprehensively examine how the design processes of gardens and parks can be closely connected to effective interventions. Evaluation tools for those with dementia are discussed, including studies of the impact of plants and outdoor activities on this population. Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia discusses in detail practical approaches that can significantly improve the quality of life for dementia victims. Research is discussed revealing important aspects and issues needing to be addressed when creating better outdoor environments that are effective in helping residents of long term care facilities and residential care homes. The text is extensively referenced and provides several tables, figures, and photographs to clearly illustrate concepts. Topics discussed in Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia include: the impact of outdoor wandering parks and therapeutic gardens on people with dementia empirical studies on how access to and participation in nature-related activities can benefit people with dementia interventions to restore people with dementia having directed-attention fatigue evaluation tools for gardens for people with dementia research-based design recommendations for future gardens theories and empirical studies about healing gardens training staff to increase their knowledge about horticulture and encouraging them to involve residents in outdoor activities general guidelines for developing an outdoor space examination of the attributes for the superior outdoor space found in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with design recommendations for the future Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia is a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, legislators, architects and urban planners, lending institutions, developers, landscape architects, and the lay public in general who have an interest in the subject—personal, professional, or civic.

Gender And Service Use Attitudes Among Spousal Caregivers Of Persons With Dementia

Author: Juliann Balcom
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Oxford Textbook Of Old Age Psychiatry

Author: Robin Jacoby
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is the new edition of the much loved and highly popular multi-author textbook previously published as Psychiatry in the Elderly. It has established itself as the standard textbook in its field due to its unique combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing and authoritative and up-to-date information. This new edition maintains these strengths, with chapters covering the basic sciences underpinning old agepsychiatry, clinical practice, psychiatric services for older people, specific disorders and medico-legal and ethical issues.The text has been extensively updated, with several new chapters added reflecting developments in the speciality. These include chapters on: different psychotherapies, e.g. interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy; memory clinics and liaison old age psychiatry; mild cognitive impairment and sleep disorders; and chapters by patients reflecting their experiences of their illnesses. The textbook has expanded to include 73 contributors from 8 differentcountries covering the panoply of relevant expertise. The editorial team has also grown with Robin Jacoby and Catherine Oppenheimer now being joined by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas.The breadth of authoritative coverage will continue to make this book one which all old age psychiatrists and trainees will want to have on their bookshelves. Geriatricians and other health professionals working with older people will also find in this book a handy resource to assist them when dealing with psychiatric disorders in older people.

The Clearinghouse Directory 1991 1992

Author: Donna Batten
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810377677
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Information clearinghouses have emerged as valuable resources, rich with relevant information specific to issues of current human interest and concern. With its coverage of these specialized centres, this directory can help connect readers who need information with organizations dedicated to promoting it.

Contemporary Environments For People With Dementia

Author: Uriel Cohen
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In the acclaimed Holding On to Home, Uriel Cohen and Gerald Weisman explored the relationship between the physical environment and people with dementia, setting forth a program of practical design principles linked to specific therapeutic goals. Now, in Contemporary Environments for People with Dementia, Uriel Cohen and Kristen Day extend that design guidance and offer information on currently existing facilities to illustrate the application of those principles.

Design For Assisted Living

Author: Victor Regnier
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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Reducing Exit Attempts Among People With Dementia Through Door Design Modifications

Author: Manna Lisa Navai
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Dementia And Social Work Practice

Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101082
File Size: 40,54 MB
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"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.