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  1. Dear Alzheimer's

    Dear Alzheimer's

    A Diary of Living with Dementia

    Keith Oliver. Foreword by Professor Linda Clare and Rachael Litherland

    Keith Oliver was diagnosed with young onset dementia in 2010, and has since become a leading activist for dementia care, and an international speaker. Telling his story through a diary format, this book gives an unparalleled insight into what day-to-day life with dementia is like, and how he continued to live a full life after diagnosis. Learn More
    Apr 2019, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 352pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785925030
    Apr 2019, Ebook, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-898-2
  2. The Straightforward Guide to Safeguarding Adults

    The Straightforward Guide to Safeguarding Adults

    From Getting the Basics Right to Applying the Care Act and Criminal Investigations

    Deborah Barnett

    This is a complete guide to safeguarding adults in frontline practice. Based on legal framework set out in the Care Act 2014, this new manual shows how to interpret the law and how to implement these principles in frontline practice. It also includes case studies to help recognise common issues, and tools for risk assessment. Learn More
    Apr 2019, 288pp
  3. Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

    Practical Nutrition and Hydration for Dementia-Friendly Mealtimes

    Lee Martin. Foreword by Caroline Lecko

    This book offers guidance on ensuring that individuals with dementia can maintain a high standard of nutritional intake alongside increased independence at mealtimes. It explains how dementia impacts on mealtime abilities, with practical guidance on how to enhance these abilities and interventions for overcoming common issues. Learn More
    Jan 2019, 240pp
  4. International Perspectives on Reminiscence, Life Review and Life Story Work

    International Perspectives on Reminiscence, Life Review and Life Story Work

    Edited by Faith Gibson. Foreword by Barbara Haight

    This book collates the latest research developments and evidence-base for reminiscence, life review and life story work in a single volume. Charting the wide applications for narrative therapeutic methods, the book emphasises the effectiveness of these approaches with varied people from different cultural backgrounds. Learn More
    Nov 2018, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.57in / 229mm x 167mm, 440pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 9781785923920
    Nov 2018, Ebook, ePUB, 432pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-744-2
  5. Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    A Guide to Personal Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques

    Jackie Pool

    Practical and innovative, this book provides guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers. Comprehensive myth-busting information on nutrition, stress, communication, sleep and cognitive rehabilitation techniques will allow readers to build a personalised self-care plan to reduce dementia symptoms and improve quality of life. Learn More
    2018, 176pp
  6. Overcoming Challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005

    Overcoming Challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005

    Practical Guidance for Working with Complex Issues

    Camillia Kong and Alex Ruck Keene

    This concise guide provides practitioners with the tools for working with complex mental capacity issues. Focusing on developing communication and reflexivity skills to improve assessments and positively impact the capacity of individuals, it sets out how to achieve excellent ethical standards in assessments of mental capacity and best interests. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.42in / 230mm x 163mm, 176pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 9781785922596
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-548-6
  7. Will I Still Be Me?

    Will I Still Be Me?

    Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of Dementia

    Christine Bryden

    Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995, but her experiences do not reflect the mainstream discourse of loss of self while living with dementia. In this book she explains why people with dementia have a meaningful and continuing sense of self and calls for a different understanding of dementia that results in greater inclusion. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.78in x 6.77in / 223mm x 172mm, 144pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785925559
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-950-7
  8. Supporting Older People Using Attachment-Informed and Strengths-Based Approaches

    Supporting Older People Using Attachment-Informed and Strengths-Based Approaches

    Imogen Blood and Lydia Guthrie

    The first practical guide to cover the basics of attachment theory and how it can be applied to improve the wellbeing of older adults in care. The Care Act 2014 proposed a radical shift to a preventative, strengths-based approach to social care, and this book includes tools for frontline health and care workers to adapt this policy into practice. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.06in / 228mm x 154mm, 248pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 9781785921230
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-387-1
  9. My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia

    My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia

    What is Dementia and What Does it Do?

    Lynda Moore, illustrated by George Haddon

    Explains the complex concepts of dementia, such as brain function, disease progression and death to pre-school aged children in a direct and age-appropriate way, as well as exploring children's feelings about these issues. This book caters for children aged 4+ who have a loved one at any stage of dementia. Learn More
    2018, 48pp
  10. Developing a Relational Model of Care for Older People

    Developing a Relational Model of Care for Older People

    Creating Environments for Shared Living

    James Woodward and Jenny Kartupelis

    This book clears away the misconceptions surrounding the care of the elderly and persuasively argues for a new approach based on interpersonal relationships. It brings together a vast array of evidence and incisive theory to generate a new understanding of how we can tackle some of the most pressing questions in our society. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.10in / 228mm x 155mm, 168pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 9781785923340
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-655-1

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