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  1. The Social Construction of Dementia

    The Social Construction of Dementia

    Confused Professionals?

    Nancy H. Harding and Colin Palfrey

    In this study the social construction of dementia is examined closely for the first time. Nancy Harding and Colin Palfrey show how Western society sees dementia as a disease, rather than a natural part of the ageing process. They take issue with the constructed view of the body as a machine, whose parts 'break down' and need replacement. Learn More
    1997, 224pp
  2. Understanding Dementia

    Understanding Dementia

    The Man with the Worried Eyes

    Richard Cheston and Michael Bender

    The authors aim to advance a psychological framework from which to understand the experience of dementia from the perspective of the dementia sufferer, so making intelligible the symptoms of dementia and setting out new avenues of care such as the need to adopt psychotherapeutic/counselling approaches as an integral part of care. Learn More
    1999, 320pp
  3. 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. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 256pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-001-0
    2001, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-310-9
  4. 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. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.26in / 234mm x 159mm, 448pp, CA$59.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-040-9
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 448pp, CA$59.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-361-1
  5. Dementia and Social Inclusion

    Dementia and Social Inclusion

    Marginalised groups and marginalised areas of dementia research, care and practice

    Edited by Anthea Innes, Carole Archibald and Charlie Murphy

    Examining important issues in dementia research and care that are often neglected, the contributors to this book provide fresh perspectives on current practice. The authors put dementia care into a socio-cultural framework, highlighting the impact of social change on dementia care over the last two decades and challenging current stereotypes. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.18in / 233mm x 157mm, 288pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-174-1
    2004, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-025-2
  6. Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

    Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

    Edited by Mary Marshall

    This book offers new insights into the application of a well-established approach to people who have traditionally been thought not to benefit from them. It demonstrates that rehabilitation has positive outcomes for people with dementia's quality of life and self-esteem, especially if rehabilitation is seen as a positive philosophy of practice. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.42in / 234mm x 163mm, 256pp, CA$49.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-286-1
    2004, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, CA$49.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-038-2
  7. Evaluation in Dementia Care

    Evaluation in Dementia Care

    Edited by Anthea Innes and Louise McCabe

    The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.06in / 229mm x 154mm, 272pp, CA$35.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-429-2
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, CA$35.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-556-1
  8. Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

    Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

    Making Difficult Decisions

    Julian C. Hughes and Clive Baldwin

    This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.47in / 216mm x 139mm, 144pp, CA$31.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-357-8
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, CA$31.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-558-5
  9. Understanding Care Homes

    Understanding Care Homes

    A Research and Development Perspective

    Edited by Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies and Julienne Meyer

    This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.30in / 234mm x 160mm, 272pp, CA$35.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-553-4
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 272pp, CA$35.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-884-5
  10. Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

    Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

    Exploring the Interface

    Edited by Deborah O'Connor and Barbara Purves

    Based on papers from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia workshop, experts discuss the interface between dementia, personhood and decision-making. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book forges new understandings of relationships between informal decision-making and formal biomedical or legal processes for assessing competence. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 224pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-585-5
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, CA$39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-940-8

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