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Positive psychology approaches to dementia

Author: Chris Clarke, (Psychologist); Emma Wolverson
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
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"Reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humor, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia"--Publisher's description.
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Chris Clarke; Emma Wolverson.
Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
(OCoLC)956998685
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Clarke, (Psychologist); Emma Wolverson
ISBN: 9781849056106 1849056102
OCLC Number: 945031185
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Christine Bryden. Preface. 1. Ageing, Health and Positive Psychology. Elspeth Stirling, Clinical Psychologist, UK. 2. A Positive Psychology Approach to Dementia. Dr Chris Clarke, Research Tutor, Department of Psychological Health and Wellbeing, University of Hull, UK, Dr Emma Wolverson, Academic and Research Tutor, Department of Psychological Health and Wellbeing, University of Hull and Professor Esme Moniz-Cook, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Center of Dementia Research and Practice, University of Hull. 3. Wellbeing in Dementia. Dr Alison Phinney, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada. 4. Hope and Dementia. Emma Wolverson and Chris Clarke. 5. Humour and Dementi. Chris Clarke and Helen Irwin, University of Hull. 6. Resilience and Living Well with Dementia. Phyllis Brady Harris, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Director of Aging Studies, John Carroll University, USA. 7. Growth. Emma Wolverson and Kirsty M. Patterson, University of Hull. 8. Creativity and Dementia. John Killick. 9. Spirituality and Wisdom. Andrew Norris and Professor Bob Woods, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), Bangor University, UK. 10. Positive Psychology and Relational Dementia Care: Creating an 'Enriched Environment'. Tony Ryan and Mike Nolan. 11. Positive Experiences in Dementia Caregiving. Dr Catherine Quinn, REACH: The Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health, School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Clarke and Emma Wolverson ; foreword by Christine Bryden.

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