Person-centred Dementia Care

Making Services Better

Author: Dawn Brooker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103370

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Explaining the four key areas of person-centred care for people with dementia, Dawn Brooker provides a fresh definition to the important ideas that underpin the implementation and practice of dealing with this issue.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Compassion, Caring and Communication

Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906209

Category: Medical

Page: 44

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Compassion, caring and communication are all fundamental parts of patient care and something all health and social care workers encounter on a daily basis. This user-friendly reference guide will help you care for your patients in a person-centred way. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges

Author: Helen Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906012

Category: Medical

Page: 58

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Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

The Dementia Care Workbook

Author: Morris, Gary,Morris, Jack

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335234313

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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The Dementia Care Workbook is a workbook style text on dementia, aimed at pre-registration level students training to be Mental Health or Adult nurses. By using reflective exercises and other tools, the book is designed to help readers get to grips with the key issues of dementia care, with a focus on the felt experience for all involved. Topics covered include: the felt experience (the patient), the felt experience (the carer/family), attitudes to caring, environment of care, the person, engagement, ways of working, empowerment and the future.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice

Author: Susan Lillyman,Pauline Merrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905784

Category: Medical

Page: 37

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Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Author: Lori Schumacher,Cynthia C. Chernecky

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726003

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient’s cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX„¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Antenatal Midwifery Skills

Author: Alison Edwards

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273763334

Category: Medical

Page: 70

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A pocket-sized reference tool for quick access to crucial information in any community or antenatal setting. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Author: Danny Walsh

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425356

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training manual also provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and national training standards. It can be used as a self-training guide by carers, who can work through it at their own pace or under the supervision of a colleague, or by trainers running structured courses on good practice in dementia care. It is also suitable for use as a quick reference in daily practice. This comprehensive resource will provide useful guidance for all staff working face-to-face with people with dementia, whether in nursing, day-care or residential settings.

Dementia Care A Care Worker Handbook

Author: Belinda Goode,Gayle Booth

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1444189492

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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Working with people with dementia? Training in adult or dementia care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with dementia is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways for work-based learners it can be a confusing area for qualifications. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in demential care. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of dementia care qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for 16 QCF dementia units. Case studies tie learning into the many different settings and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 3 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway. It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and even flourish in dementia care.


Author: Erica Whettem

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780273758013

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 55

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On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide

Author: Nataly Rubinstein

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936198134

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

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A practical, encouraging guide to caring for someone with dementia.

Nursing Care of Older People

Author: Andrew Hindle,Alison Coates

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956311X

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.

Inside the Dementia Epidemic

A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Martha Stettinius

Publisher: Dundee-Lakemont Press

ISBN: 0984932623

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 372

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The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home--lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.

Patient Consent

Author: Elizabeth Charnock,Denise Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351223925

Category: Medical

Page: 42

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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series puts all the crucial information about patient consent at your fingertips. There is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before examination, routine personal care or therapeutic treatment. However, the law relating to consent is complex. Situations may arise where a patient requires urgent treatment, yet is either unwilling or unable to give their consent, or there are concerns over the form and context of the consent. All you need to know on: the underlying principles of consent; consent and the adult patient; consent and the adult who lacks capacity; children and consent; young people and consent.

Dementia Care

Author: Dawn Brooker,Sue Lillyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905482

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on: Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and medication Advanced care plans And much more . . .

Record Keeping

Author: Pauline Merrix,Susan Lillyman,Sue Lillyman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780273760641

Category: Medical

Page: 35

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Effective record keeping is a sign of safe and skilled Nurses and Midwives and is a legal requirement for all Healthcare professionals. This pocket-sized guide provides you with the tools to write clear and concise records. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Clinical Assessment

Author: Tracy Lapworth,Deborah Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905601

Category: Medical

Page: 98

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Every contact with your patient is an opportunity for clinical assessment. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Dementia Care

A Practical Manual

Author: Jonathan Waite,Rowan Harwood,Ian Morton,David Connelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199228825

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 419

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This care manual offers an holistic approach to care for people with dementia. It is written as a practical manual for health and social care professionals working in multi-disciplinary teams with people who have this debilitating neurodegenerative illness. It is also highly relevant to those in non-mental health settings as the population ages and increasing numbers of people with dementia present with other medical conditions alongside their mental healthproblems. This manual covers a wide range of information in a short, easily accessible handbook format. It follows the pathway of dementia, from first presentation through to final stages of the illness.

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Author: Caroline Baker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500534

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The award-winning PEARL (Positively Enriching and enhancing Residents' Lives) programme was developed to enable care homes to move from providing good fundamental care to excellent person-centred dementia care. Trialled extensively by one of the UK's largest care providers, it has been proven to dramatically increase the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, significantly reducing the use of antipsychotics and the incidence of stress-related behaviours. This concise and accessible guide, written by the Director of Dementia Care at the care provider which trialled and developed PEARL, describes the key criteria of the programme, and provides best practice guidelines for dementia care practitioners wishing to use the approach in their own care home. With an emphasis on the practical, achievable elements of the programme, and drawing on many useful examples, the author and contributors provide guidelines on, amongst many things, getting the fundamentals of person-centred care right; enabling decision-making; reducing stress-related behaviours; psychosocial treatments; safeguarding; supporting staff; and involving relatives.

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers

Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent

Author: Barry J. Jacobs

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237939

Category: Psychology

Page: 261

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Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.