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Rehabilitation helps individuals maintain and optimize independence. Historically, people with dementia have received little rehabilitation and the focus has been on care to replace lost function. Dementia Rehabilitation is a resource for health and social professionals, service planners, policy makers, and academics. The book makes a compelling case for rehabilitation for people with dementia, including the views of people with dementia and the research evidence. For each area of function, the research evidence and relevant theory is summarized, followed by practical information on clinical assessment, and delivery of therapies.
- Identifies rehabilitation as a human right for people with dementia.
- Reviews functions affected by dementia, including cognition, communication, and physical function.
- Outlines evidence-based strategies to maintain function and to delay decline.
- Describes how to maintain activities of daily living and leisure activities.
- Includes techniques to maintain self-identity and mood.
- Recognizes the importance of environment and care partners in supporting rehabilitation.
- Summarizes models of care for rehabilitation.
Researchers and clinicians in neuroscience and neurology interested in dementia
Introduction: Rehabilitation as a new way of working with people with dementia
Lee-Fay Low and Kate Laver
1. Rehabilitation: a human right for everyone
2. Cognitively-oriented treatments in dementia
Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Loren Mowszowski, Nicola T. Lautenschlager and Kay Cox
3. Communication interventions for people with dementia and communication partners
Sarah El-Wahsh, Penelope Monroe, Fiona Kumfor and Kirrie Ballard
4. Maintaining and improving physical function in dementia
Michele L. Callisaya, Susan W. Hunter and Manuel Montero-Odasso
5. Optimizing independence in activities of daily living
Kate Laver, Catherine Verrier Piersol and Rachel Wiley
6. Active and engaged: Maintaining leisure activities in dementia
Claire M. C. O'Connor, Lindy Clemson and Jacqueline Wesson
7. Rehabilitation to improve psychological well-being in dementia
Lee-Fay Low, Monica Cations, Deborah Koder and Annaliese Blair
8. Driving and community mobility for people with dementia
Theresa L. Scott, Jacki Liddle and Nancy Pachana
9. Supporting people with dementia in employment
David Evans, Carolyn Murray, Angela Berndt and Jacinta Robertson
10. Can buildings contribute to the rehabilitation of people living with dementia?
11. Supporting everyday functioning of people living with dementia: The role of care partners
Laura N. Gitlin and Michael Bruneau, Jr.
12. Physical comorbidities of dementia: Recognition and rehabilitation
13. Improving functional independence: Dementia rehabilitation programs
Yun-Hee Jeon, Nicole Milne, Cassandra Kaizik and Barbara Resnick
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 16th October 2020
- Academic Press
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Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low is a psychologist, epidemiologist and researcher specialising in developing and evaluating interventions for older people. She has published extensively on dementia and aged care. Lee-Fay brings together people to solve real-world problems so her projects often involve a range of collaborators including people with dementia, care partners, clinicians, service providers and policy makers as well as others with relevant expertise such as designers, artists and marketing experts.
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
Associate Professor Kate Laver is an occupational therapist with experience working with people in inpatient and community rehabilitation settings. Her work involves collaborating with people with dementia to design research that is relevant and important. Her studies involve testing and implementing non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. The aim of her research work is to optimise function and quality of life in people with dementia and their families. She has an interest in technologies in rehabilitation and expertise in knowledge translation.
Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia
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