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Dementia - Support for Family and Friends [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781849052436Series: Support for Family and FriendsPublication details: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9780857005045
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dementia - Support for Family and FriendsDDC classification:
  • 616.83
LOC classification:
  • RC521 .T374 2012
Online resources:
Contents:
Dementia: Support for Family and Friends; Introduction: About This Book; 1. Becoming Acquainted with Dementia; What is dementia?; The extent of dementia worldwide; Dementia in 'minority groups'; Can dementia be treated, cured or prevented?; The goals of supporting a person with dementia: quality of life and well-being; Being a family member or friend of a person with dementia; The basis of supporting a person with dementia: dementia empathy; What family members and friends need to support a person with dementia; How this book can help; Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia
2. Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia: Assessment, Diagnosis and Types of DementiaIdentifying dementia; The first signs of dementia; How people with dementia react to the onset of the condition; Diagnosing dementia; Why is diagnosis important and why do many people with dementia not receive a diagnosis?; Should the person with dementiabe told the diagnosis?; After the diagnosis; The main types of dementia; Young-onset dementia; Neurological diseases that may include dementia among their symptoms; 3. Beginning the Journey: The Early Phase of Dementia; The characteristics of early dementia
6. The Decision: Considering Residential Care for People with Dementia
Dementia empathy and early dementiaAwareness and capacity in early dementia; Planning for the future; Maintaining relationships and keeping active in the phase of early dementia; Compiling a life story; Intimacy and sexuality; Maintaining and giving up independence in the early phase of dementia; Health and social care support for people with early dementia, their families and friends; Family members and friends: looking after oneself and each other; 4. More Help Needed: The Phase of Moderate Dementia; The characteristics of moderate dementia; Where do people with moderate dementia live?
The changing nature of relationshipsCommunication and language in moderate dementia; Social and leisure activities for people with moderate dementia; Summary: principles of promoting activity with people with moderate dementia; 5. The Challenges of Moderate Dementia; Behaviour that others find difficult; When the person lacks awareness that their actions will put them at risk of coming to harm; When the person's manner and actions indicate that they are in distress; When the person behaves in ways that are socially inappropriate
When the person tries to get their needs met by behaving aggressively or with hostilityWhen the person seems to be unwilling to accept help from others; The role of medication; Summary: how should family members and friends respond when they find a person's manner and actions difficult?; Challenges to eating and drinking; Meeting continence needs; Sleep disturbances; Professional support for people with moderate dementia, their families and friends; When people with dementia are admitted to hospital; Vulnerability and abuse
Summary: For friends, family members and carers of people with dementia, understanding the condition and coping with the impact it has on their lives can be extremely challenging. This book, written specifically for these groups, explores each stage of the journey with dementia"" and explains not only how it will affect the person with the condition, but also those around them, and how best to offer support and where to get professional and informal assistance. It focuses on the progressive nature of dementia and the issues that can arise as a result, and gives practical advice that can help to ensure
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Dementia: Support for Family and Friends; Introduction: About This Book; 1. Becoming Acquainted with Dementia; What is dementia?; The extent of dementia worldwide; Dementia in 'minority groups'; Can dementia be treated, cured or prevented?; The goals of supporting a person with dementia: quality of life and well-being; Being a family member or friend of a person with dementia; The basis of supporting a person with dementia: dementia empathy; What family members and friends need to support a person with dementia; How this book can help; Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia

2. Someone Close to Me May Have Dementia: Assessment, Diagnosis and Types of DementiaIdentifying dementia; The first signs of dementia; How people with dementia react to the onset of the condition; Diagnosing dementia; Why is diagnosis important and why do many people with dementia not receive a diagnosis?; Should the person with dementiabe told the diagnosis?; After the diagnosis; The main types of dementia; Young-onset dementia; Neurological diseases that may include dementia among their symptoms; 3. Beginning the Journey: The Early Phase of Dementia; The characteristics of early dementia

6. The Decision: Considering Residential Care for People with Dementia

Dementia empathy and early dementiaAwareness and capacity in early dementia; Planning for the future; Maintaining relationships and keeping active in the phase of early dementia; Compiling a life story; Intimacy and sexuality; Maintaining and giving up independence in the early phase of dementia; Health and social care support for people with early dementia, their families and friends; Family members and friends: looking after oneself and each other; 4. More Help Needed: The Phase of Moderate Dementia; The characteristics of moderate dementia; Where do people with moderate dementia live?

The changing nature of relationshipsCommunication and language in moderate dementia; Social and leisure activities for people with moderate dementia; Summary: principles of promoting activity with people with moderate dementia; 5. The Challenges of Moderate Dementia; Behaviour that others find difficult; When the person lacks awareness that their actions will put them at risk of coming to harm; When the person's manner and actions indicate that they are in distress; When the person behaves in ways that are socially inappropriate

When the person tries to get their needs met by behaving aggressively or with hostilityWhen the person seems to be unwilling to accept help from others; The role of medication; Summary: how should family members and friends respond when they find a person's manner and actions difficult?; Challenges to eating and drinking; Meeting continence needs; Sleep disturbances; Professional support for people with moderate dementia, their families and friends; When people with dementia are admitted to hospital; Vulnerability and abuse

For friends, family members and carers of people with dementia, understanding the condition and coping with the impact it has on their lives can be extremely challenging. This book, written specifically for these groups, explores each stage of the journey with dementia"" and explains not only how it will affect the person with the condition, but also those around them, and how best to offer support and where to get professional and informal assistance. It focuses on the progressive nature of dementia and the issues that can arise as a result, and gives practical advice that can help to ensure