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By Grahame Smith

Dementia is either a private and a societal problem. The target of Dementia Care: a pragmatic method is to target how practitioners can meet this problem with desire and compassion, thereby allowing people with dementia to reside well.

The ebook takes a ‘strengths strategy’ with an emphasis on exploring sustainable concepts. Its content material is underpinned by way of appropriate rules and techniques and explicitly hyperlinks to analyze facts whereas continuously valuing the voices of these residing with dementia.

Covering quite a few dementia techniques, the booklet offers a transparent imaginative and prescient of dementia care supply and is mapped to the Curriculum for united kingdom Dementia schooling. For health and wellbeing care scholars, the content material can be mapped to the necessities of the future health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The ebook comprises studies of individuals residing with dementia, functional examples, self-assessment questions, and key element summaries. it's a beneficial source to practitioners, casual caregivers, households, people with dementia or these eager to recognize extra in regards to the subject.

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As dementia affects different people in different ways, it is important that the assessment process is timely, sensitive, person centred and accurate. Three types of assessment are used in dementia care; using all three will ensure a fuller picture of the person’s needs and circumstances. Assessment is a fundamental part of the health and social care practitioner’s practice. 32 References It is driven by the therapeutic relationship and should be person centred and collaborative, and underpinned by effective communication skills.

Things are improving following the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia in 2012 and the followup in 2015 (DH, 2012, 2015) and the national strategy for dementia (DH 2009). ASSESSMENT AS A PROCESS Dementia affects different people in different ways, and by its very nature, it does not conform to a clear and sequential pathway (National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, 2007). Clear assessment that is timely, sensitive, person centred and accurate is crucial. We need to understand the rationale for any assessment used, and we also need to understand when not to use assessment.

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