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Care-giving in dementia : research and applications. Volume 2

Author: Gemma M M Jones; Bère M L Miesen
Publisher: London : New York : Routledge, [1997] ©1997
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Care-giving in dementia is a new speciality with its own rapidly growing body of knowledge. This second volume of contributions from leading practitioners and researchers around the world is a handbook for all those involved in hands on caring, or in planning care, for persons with dementia. Volume 2 of Care-Giving in Dementia provides a rich source of information on most recent thinking about individualised  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Care-giving in dementia : Volume 2
(OCoLC)800139371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gemma M M Jones; Bère M L Miesen
ISBN: 9781317761655 1317761650
OCLC Number: 864138907
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 370 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Editors' note; Introduction; Part I: Models and theories; 1. The concept of personhood and its relevance for a new culture of dementia care; Two Ways of Being and Relating; The I-It Mode; The Crisis of Postmodernity; Dementia and Personhood; The uniqueness of each person; Subjectivity; Relatedness; Reconsidering 'Normality'; References; 2. The dementias in a psychodynamic perspective; Introduction; The Psychodynamic Perspective; Examples. Adaptive Strategies and Coping BehaviourThe degree of cognitive reduction; C1 Dementia without quantitative signs of cognitive reduction; C2. Focal memory reduction; C3. General reduction with retained verbal performance; C4. General cognitive and verbal reduction; C5. General cognitive and verbal reduction with a aphasia, agnosia and apraxia; Adaptive strategies; Cerebral functioning; A Three-Dimensional View of Dementia; Rehabilitation and Care; The Life-Span Perspective; Conclusions; References; 3. Culture and dementia: effects on care-givers and implications for services. Culture and DementiaAfrican Americans and Care-Giving; Care-Giving for Dementia Relatives; Description of the Samples; Regression Analysis; Predicting Need for Assistance; Discussion; Summary; References; 4. Memory, emotion and dementia; Introduction; The Emotions; Cognition and Emotion; Emotion and Memory; Memory, Emotion and Dementia; Method; The setting; Ethical considerations; The sample; The methodology; Method of data collection; The approach used throughout the study; Analysis of data; Therapeutic considerations of the findings; General indications of well-being. Personal indications of well-beingThe final member of the group; Case-Study: Mr Robert Biddley (RB); Background information; The commencement of the interviews; Theoretical considerations of the case-study; Implications for Care-Giving; References; 5. Awareness in dementia patients and family grieving: a practical perspective; Introduction; The Sufferer; Awareness-context in dementia sufferers; Clinical example of a dementia patient's awareness-context; General consequences of the awareness-context in dementia; General implications for care-giving; Mr Wilkinson's message; Conclusion. The Family Care-GiverFamily grieving: coping with a beloved, missing person; General aspects of the grieving process; Pathological grieving in general; Examples of pathological grieving; The evidence of the loss in dementia; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Part II: Interventions in care facilities; 6. Practical management of frontal lobe dementia: institutional perspectives; Summary; Introduction; Clinical Characteristics and Diagnostic Considerations; Kluver-Bucy Syndrome; Management; Pharmacological Management; Non-Pharmacological Management; Environmental design and safety issues.
Responsibility: ed. by Bére M.L. Miesen and Gemma M.M. Jones.

Abstract:

Care-giving in dementia is a new speciality with its own rapidly growing body of knowledge. This second volume of contributions from leading practitioners and researchers around the world is a handbook for all those involved in hands on caring, or in planning care, for persons with dementia. Volume 2 of Care-Giving in Dementia provides a rich source of information on most recent thinking about individualised long-term care of both dementia sufferers and their families. Key themes in Volume 2 are: the subjective experience of dementia the provision of care for family carers differing c.

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