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Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Edited by Anthea Innes, Fiona Kelly and Louise McCabe

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Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues predicted to become increasingly important, this book looks at dementia care across the globe, including how policy is developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken, with insight from clinicians, policy influencers and researchers who discuss case studies and effective strategies.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 264pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-242-9
2012, ePUB, 264pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-503-8
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Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues which are increasingly identified as key priorities, the contributors to this important book examine the ways in which dementia care is evolving around the globe. They explore the latest theory underpinning dementia care, the applications of this theory in dementia care research and how this research is influencing and shaping practice. Written by practitioners, policy influencers and researchers who draw on case studies from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, India and Malta, the book forms the basis for a worldwide dialogue of interdisciplinary initiatives and ideas. Insights into how policy and regional and national dementia strategies are developed, and the range of innovative approaches that can be taken in practice, mark 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.


'This edited volume takes a welcome approach to review current issues in dementia care, providing a broad-based view of the conceptualisation of dementia, policy and practice... it is refreshing to read a book in which the focus is on the real world, in which we struggle to implement policy and provide the best possible services.'
- British Journal of Psychiatry

'The book is carefully edited, and meticulously referenced and indexed. The result is a model of good practice in the presentation of theory and research.'
- Church Times

'After all these years, dementia has truly come of age, and we can use the current policy interest and increased awareness to continue to make change happen on the basis of real evidence and information about what actually makes a difference.'
- from the Foreword by Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, UK

'An often surprisingly frank exploration of the development and implementation of policy, the nature of dementia and innovations in practice, written by international experts who are actively working in the field. It reflects the progress made in the last two decades and highlights the huge problems that are yet to be solved in a world where the increasing numbers of people with dementia may not be balanced by increasing resources.'
- Professor Richard Fleming, Director, NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia