Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions

Evidence-informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions

Riding the Waves

1st Edition - February 2, 2020
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  • Editors: Linda Garcia, Lynn McCleary, Neil Drummond
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175675
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175668

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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 others working with people with dementia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Improving the lived experience of dementia transitions
    Neil Drummond, Linda Garcia and Lynn McCleary
    2. “It is not a disease, only memory loss”: exploring the
    complexity of access to a diagnosis of dementia in a
    cross-cultural sample
    Sharon Koehn
    3. Driving cessation in people with dementia
    Bonnie M. Dobbs
    4. Transitions in financial autonomy and risk for financial
    elder abuse
    Stacey Wood, Peter A. Lichtenberg, Muncuran Purewal and Linda Garcia
    5. Hospitalization of persons with dementia
    Katherine S. McGilton and Geneviève Lemay
    6. Change in informal support: creating a caregiving system
    Melanie Deist and Abraham P. Greeff
    7. Transitioning from home in the community to an assisted
    living residence
    Lynn McCleary, Mackenzie Powell and Willian Dullius
    8. Relocation to a long-term care home
    Annie Robitaille
    9. A palliative approach to care: from diagnosis to end-of-life
    Genevieve Thompson and Abigail Wickson-Griffiths
    10. Steering through the waves and adjusting to transitions in
    Linda Garcia, Neil Drummond and Lynn McCleary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: February 2, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175675
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128175668

About the Editors

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 Professor in the Department of Nursing and Graduate Program Director of the Master of Applied Gerontology Program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. She is a mental health and gerontological nurse who works with research teams and service providers on health and social care for older people and their families. Her research and practice emphasize improving dementia care services as well as improving gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions. She is a past president of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. She is coauthor of Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (First and Second Canadian Editions) and co-editor of Evidence-Informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions: Riding the Waves.

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