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A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Eileen Shamy

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-129-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Beyond Existing

Jacki Pritchard

In this thought-provoking book, Jacki Pritchard shows how support groups for victims of elder abuse provide invaluable opportunities for the voices of older people to be heard. Following groups through a two-year period, she discusses how they were set up and the difficulties encountered and overcome. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-102-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keyword: older people

Explorations in Dementia

Explorations in Dementia

Theoretical and Research Studies into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses

Michael Bender

Drawing on contemporary theoretical concepts including multiple selves, personal construct theory, intrapsychic survival and the effect of historical and political factors on older people's well being, the author calls for a more positive and constructive approach to improving the lives of people with dementia. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $50.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-040-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 448pp

Keywords: dementia, older people

The Girl on the Shore

The Girl on the Shore

F.M. Hughes

When Gemma gets the job at The Beacon residential unit, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they will shape her own. Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, this book is a 'must read' for teenager and all those with an older person in their life. more »

2002, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-111-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: dementia, older people, residential care

Integrating Care for Older People

Integrating Care for Older People

New Care for Old - A Systems Approach

Christopher Foote and Christine Stanners

The authors of this book share their practical experience of implementing a multi-agency approach to the support of older people. They show how systems thinking can help with the complexity of developing a model of care that co-ordinates medical, social and community services and offer insight into the effective use of on-going assessment. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-010-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: health care, joint working, older people

The Care Homes Legal Handbook

The Care Homes Legal Handbook

Jeremy Cooper

This handbook provides care home managers and related social work professionals with guidance and practical instruction in understanding the procedures and regulations involved in the Care Standards Act 2000. This is an indispensable and user-friendly guide for all those managing and working in residential care homes for older people. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-064-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, health care, mental health, older people, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

Research Methods and Motivations

Edited by Heather Wilkinson

People with dementia have often played a passive role in the investigation of their condition. The contributors to this book look at ways of redressing the balance and involving them in the research process. They describe the skills that researchers and care staff need when seeking to validate the views of people with dementia successfully. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-001-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: dementia

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Karen Hatfield

Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-038-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dementia, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychotherapy, social work

Primary Care and Dementia

Primary Care and Dementia

Steve Iliffe and Vari Drennan

This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-997-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keyword: dementia

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-887-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, health care, older people, social work, supported living

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jacki Pritchard

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-999-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keyword: older people

Care Services for Later Life

Care Services for Later Life

Transformations and Critiques

Edited by Tony Warnes, Lorna Warren and Mike Nolan

Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-852-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supervision, supported living

Geronticide

Geronticide

Killing the Elderly

Mike Brogden

Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-709-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: elder abuse, older people

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

A Practical Guide

Jacki Pritchard

Agencies working with vulnerable adults are increasingly finding they have to train staff internally to become trainers on the issue of adult abuse and this trend is likely to continue. Based on the author's considerable experience, this timely and practical manual will help agencies develop effective basic awareness programmes. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-913-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, older people

Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Margaret Anne Tibbs

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-904-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keyword: dementia

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