Dementia Care: A Practical Photographic Guide
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Acknowledgements and Expert Review.
Purpose of Book.
Meet the Characters.
Care for Older People.
Stages of Dementia.
Prevalence of Dementia.
Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
Overview of the Resistance of care Project.
Resistance to Care Defined.
Resistance to Care Research Outcome.
Resistance to Care and Risk of Care Staff Injury.
1. The Person.
Visual field/Spatial Perception.
Profiling the Person.
2. The Care Staff.
Model of Care.
3. The Environment.
Physical and Temporal Environments.
Bathroom – toilet.
Orientation to own room.
Orientation within own room.
Orientation to dining room.
Orientation to kitchen.
Orientation to lounge room.
Entrances and exits from building.
Internal doors - special care unit, utility and service doors.
Environment to promote interaction.
Environment and walkers.
Environment and confinement.
4. The Interaction.
Repositioning in Bed.
Transfer from lying to sitting no. 1.
Transfer from lying to sitting no. 2.
Correcting sitting posture.
Continence pad change-standing.
Continence pad change-in bed no. 1.
Continence pad change-in bed no. 2.
Putting shoes on.
Assisting to eat.
Hitting – standing.
Hitting – squatting.
Physical and temporal environmental audit.
Questions and answers.
* Provides clear strategies for responding to 'resistance to care'
* Adopts a step-by step approach to all aspects of dementia care
* Clearly illustrated with photographs throughout
This is an invaluable resource for those working with people in the later stages of dementia. A highly practical book, full of strategies and helpful information.