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Book review: Care-giving in Dementia Research and Applications Volume 4

Book review: Care-giving in Dementia Research and Applications Volume 4 Book review Care-giving in Dementia Research and Applications Volume 4 Reviewed by: Enid Jones Nurse Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Wales Bangor Miesen BML and Jones GMM (Eds) (2006) London and New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group ISBN: Hardback: 978 1 58391 190 7 Paperback: 978 1 58391 191 4 This book represents a significant contribution to caring for persons with dementia, in it’s evaluation of several theories and models, and approaches to assessment and management strategies. Significant changes in care approaches are identified, and the reasons for these changes and implications for care are discussed throughout, giving the reader a better understanding of exactly where we are now, in terms of appropriate care for persons with dementia. Traditionally, people with dementia were treated as ‘delusional’, and their communications labelled as ‘nonsense’, with carers being urged to ignore what they said and to aim to re-orientate them to reality by reminders about things such as, where they are and what is happening. However, recent research discussed in this book questions assumptions about delusion in dementia, and attributes the so-called nonsense communication to the product of complex interactions between perception and decreased memory, attention, logical reasoning http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Pier Professional

Book review: Care-giving in Dementia Research and Applications Volume 4

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 8 (2) – Jun 1, 2007

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Book review Care-giving in Dementia Research and Applications Volume 4 Reviewed by: Enid Jones Nurse Lecturer, School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Wales Bangor Miesen BML and Jones GMM (Eds) (2006) London and New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group ISBN: Hardback: 978 1 58391 190 7 Paperback: 978 1 58391 191 4 This book represents a significant contribution to caring for persons with dementia, in it’s evaluation of several theories and models, and approaches to assessment and management strategies. Significant changes in care approaches are identified, and the reasons for these changes and implications for care are discussed throughout, giving the reader a better understanding of exactly where we are now, in terms of appropriate care for persons with dementia. Traditionally, people with dementia were treated as ‘delusional’, and their communications labelled as ‘nonsense’, with carers being urged to ignore what they said and to aim to re-orientate them to reality by reminders about things such as, where they are and what is happening. However, recent research discussed in this book questions assumptions about delusion in dementia, and attributes the so-called nonsense communication to the product of complex interactions between perception and decreased memory, attention, logical reasoning

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Published: Jun 1, 2007

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