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Wellbeing in Dementia

An Occupational Approach for Therapists and Carers

The authors, specialists in the UK, draw on developmental theory to propose a model of practice specifically for dementia care. The number of people who suffer from dementia is increasing and in consequence the problems it presents are affecting a growing number of therapists and carers. Many of these problems are peculiar to dementia and the models of care used with other client groups have proved inadequate when dealing with the provision of quality of care to people who have dementia. This revised edition contains a new opening chapter which brings our understanding of dementia up-to-date. The book looks at the relationship between occupation, wellbeing and dementia and examines the critical role of the carer in developing therapeutic interventions.

Paperback, 200 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10399-5

Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface to 2nd edition

    1. Understanding dementia
    2. Occupational therapy revisited
    3. The altered world of dementia
    4. The significance of the carer
    5. The playful practitioner
    6. Principles of good practice in dementia care
    7. Non-verbal communication: the currency of wellbeing
    8. A model for dementia care
    9. Assessing capacity for doing and promoting engagement
    10. The dementia therapist: a good enough mother?

    Index

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