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Dementia Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128186855

Dementia Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Evidence-Based Interventions and Clinical Recommendations

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Editors: Lee-Fay Low Kate Laver
Paperback ISBN: 9780128186855
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 460
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Dementia Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Interventions and Clinical Recommendations presents evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques and programs for clinicians. The book covers the implementation of the technique, the evidence for efficacy, how to measure improvement, and the techniques that are best used to improve each function. Coverage includes the use of technology, involvement of care partners, and consideration of different approaches in different stages of dementia.

Key Features

  • Summarizes evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques
  • Identifies the best methods for functional area by level of dementia
  • Provides assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Includes techniques to improve cognition, physical functions and communication
  • Focuses on improving daily living activities
  • Involves care partners, community, technology and the environment


Researchers and clinicians in neuroscience and neurology interested in dementia

Table of Contents

  1. What people with Dementia want out of rehabilitation
    2. Goal setting and expectation management
    3. Cognition
    4. Physical function including strength, coordination, balance and gait
    5. Communication
    6. Self-care, domestic life (may be split)
    7. Employment
    8. Driving
    9. Leisure activity
    10. Mental health, social roles and self-identity
    11. Intersection with other illnesses – e.g. post-surgery, diabetes, delirium
    12. Working with care partners and families
    13. Inclusive communities
    14. Environmental design to support function
    15. Models for dementia rehabilitation - community, residential aged care, hospital
    16. Implementation and behavior change


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About the Editors

Lee-Fay Low

Dr. Laver is an occupational therapist at Flinders University Medical Center and winner of the 2015 Flinders University Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award, and 2011 National Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award. She has 59 peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of dementia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Ageing and Health, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Leadership Fellow, Head of Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia

Kate Laver

Kate Laver, PhD, worked at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

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