Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care. Taking a person-centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them. This comprehensive book will assist readers to respond effectively, sensitively and with compassion to people living with dementia in acute settings, as well as in care environments and at home. It acknowledges the challenges that arise for people with dementia, family members and professionals and offers practical solutions based on current thinking and best practice. Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Covers the common forms and manifestations of dementia, their causes, and how to address them Addresses a wide range of topics including, interventions, communication, care planning, medication, therapy, leadership as well as ethical and legal issues Takes a positive holistic approach, including not only physical and mental health issues but social and spiritual implications and a person-centred focus throughout Suitable for students on a range of healthcare courses Supported by a companion website with multiple-choice questions and reflective questions
When it comes to Alzheimer's and dementia care, the only thing predictable about your experience is that it will be unpredictable. Get hundreds of effective and easy to implement ideas from healthcare professionals and countless family caregivers. Including how to find free resources and affordable care, healing the hurt when your family feels fractured, helping your loved one live well, making the most of medical appointments, learning to decode behavioral "language", bathing without battling, preserving your relationship and the positive impact of proper nutrition and physical activity on brain health. This guide serves as your constant companion offering top tips on dozens of topics.
Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings
Now in an updated fifth edition, Caregiving at a Glance remains a helpful tool for families and caregivers supporting individuals dealing with the struggles of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Our hope remains that, one day, we find a cure and this guide becomes obsolete. Until that occurs, Caregiving at a Glance will continue to be a practical resource and guide for those caring for a loved one facing the life-changing challenge of a memory impairment. Inside we have compiled helpful hints and "aha's" we have heard from families at Insight Memory Care Center. While each individual's dementia journey is unique, we have found that using these techniques can empower you as a caregiver. Caregiving at a Glance will help you gain confidence and ease the burden as you walk alongside your loved one on their dementia journey.
Cognitive disorders take a toll on everyone—the person living with the condition, their family, friends, caregivers, and the communities they live in. Most of the public's interest has been in the medical research area for this devastating disease, and advice is desperately needed from those who have created innovative solutions with their own first-hand experience. Voices in Dementia Care is based on a series of interviews with dementia care experts across Europe and the United States and with people living day-to-day with the condition. It provides an intimate look at the challenges of delivering high-quality dementia care with limited resources. The book provides readers a list of best practices that can be adapted and applied in the home and in institutional settings. Voices in Dementia Care is a must-read for anyone caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive disorders. From Voices in Dementia Care— In these pages, we include transcripts of our interviews with the elder care and long-term care providers we have interviewed about dementia care. The voices of these care professionals are important to hear in their entirety, as they describe the nuances of the challenges inherent in delivering innovative high quality dementia care with limited resources. Based on our analysis of these interviews, we have identified the critical best practices that we believe all elder and long-term care providers should consider when delivering care to people living with dementia. These best practices can be adapted and applied by the informal caregiver as well—the sister, brother, child, or other loved one who may be responsible for caring for a person living with dementia outside of a traditional care environment.
Identifies the 10 leading problems facing special care units (SCUs) for those with dementia and offers practical suggestions for dealing with each of them, addressing issues such as training, activities, clinical issues, sexuality, family concerns, interior design and renovation of the SCU, and maxi
Public Health and Health Promotion for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing students and practitioners. Health promotion is a growing core component of nursing care, and this text combines superb illustrations with accessible information to make the key concepts of health promotion clear and easy to understand. It also provides guidance for how this can be applied in daily practice in all fields of nursing to promote the health of individual patients and communities. Divided into six sections, the first looks at the relationship between the outcomes of public health and the outcomes of nursing, before going on to explore the definitions and different approaches of health promotion.This includes the causes and determinants of morbidity and mortality, and the skills and resources that can support nurses in promoting health with individual patients. It also examines strategies for working with communities to improve health, as well as the ethics of health promotion in nursing. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Closely linked with the public health outcomes as represented by the NMC, the 6Cs of nursing, essential nursing skills clusters as well as the implications for nursing arising from recent inquiries. Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout
Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.