Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128175668

Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions

1st Edition

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Editors: Linda Garcia Lynn McCleary Neil Drummond
Paperback ISBN: 9780128175668
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st January 2020
Page Count: 280
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Evidence-Informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions provides evidence-informed approaches and future directions for supporting a higher quality of life for people living with dementia. Through a person-centered lens, this book equips care providers to better help people living with dementia align their expectations and hopes with the trajectories they can expect in their journey. It highlights the various transitions that those with dementia will experience and describes best practices for optimal adjustment to each. Topics covered include problem identification, driving cessation, loss of financial autonomy, acute hospital admission, moving to assisted living residences and long term care homes, and palliative and end of life care.

This is a must have reference for researchers, clinicians, and mental health professionals (psychologists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses) as well as policy makers and other health and social care providers working with individuals with dementia.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes empowerment and quality of life for all those living with dementia
  • Explores strategies for managing the ups and downs of the dementia journey from diagnosis to end of life
  • Recommendations are couched in evidence and extensive experience of the authors


Researchers, clinicians, and mental health professionals (psychologists, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses) in the field of gerontology/aging as well as policy makers and other medical caregivers working with dementia patients

Table of Contents

  1. Key Transitions for a Dementia Journey
    2. Initial Problem Identification and Peridiagnostic Period
    3. First Requiring Support from External Agencies for IADLs or ADLs
    4. Driving Cessation; Loss of Financial Autonomy
    5. Acute Hospital Admission
    6. Change in Informal Support
    7. Relocating to Community Assisted Living
    8. Relocation to Long-Term Care
    9. End of Life and Palliative Care
    10. Steering Through the Waves


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About the Editor

Linda Garcia

Professor Linda Garcia’s research interests focus on the impact of physical, social, technological and clinical environments on the quality of life of individuals with neurological disorders, especially dementia. She is interested in developing interventions that include approaches based on human interactions having worked previously as a Speech-language pathologist. She is currently the director of the University of Ottawa LIFE Research Institute, which takes an interdisciplinary, life trajectory approach to aging.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

Lynn McCleary

Dr. McCleary is a mental health and gerontological nurse, working with research teams and service providers with a focus on health and social care for older people and their families. Her research includes developing and evaluating methods to improve gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions. She is the co-author of Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging in Canada, 2e and co-editor of Ross-Kerr and Woods’ Canadian Nursing: Issues and Perspectives, 6e to be published in 2021.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Nursing, Brock University, Canada

Neil Drummond

Dr. Drummond is an epidemiologist with interests principally in care for dementia in primary care, primary care surveillance and research, the public health-primary care interface, and health care for vulnerable communities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Alberta Health Services Chair in Primary Care Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada

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