Care-giving in Dementia: Research and Applications, Volume 2

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Medical - 370 pages
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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 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 cultural perspectives of dementia the crucial importance of life-history information for understanding a person's reaction to their illness. Chapters on the search for an ethical framework and the best environment within which to provide care are particularly timely.
 

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Contents

The dementias in a psychodynamic perspective
14
differential staff attitudes in caring
29
effects on caregivers and implications
36
Awareness in dementia patients and family grieving a practical
67
institutional
83
Psychomotor group therapy for demented patients in
95
and the three kinds of problem situations in which psychosocial
101
a new way of communicating with the severely
119
Ecomap the Quiz family
215
change mechanisms and preventive
233
an insight into the burden on family carers
249
Cultural dimensions of dementia and caregiving
269
results of five experiments
287
Education about normal forgetfulness and dementia
302
Ethical issues in the care of the demented elderly
316
the challenge of attachment
337

a new perspective
151
Attachment loss and coping in caring for a dementing spouse
191
Understanding the social context of families experiencing
210

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About the author (1997)

Bere M. L. Miesen, Psychogerontologist at Marienhaven Centre, Warmond, The Netherlands and Gemma M. M. Jones, Honorary Research Fellow at St Mary's Medical School Hospital, London.

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