Social work and people with dementia

Partnerships, practice and persistence

Mary Marshall and Margaret-Anne Tibbs

Social work and people with dementia
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Mary Marshall and Margaret-Anne Tibbs

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | © 2006
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781861347022 Published November 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book is a revised and updated edition of the popular Working with dementia. Written by experienced social workers, it provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style.Social work and people with dementia:· Brings together the very latest thinking in medical, social and citizenship approaches;· covers often-neglected areas such as sexuality and the design of the built environment;· provides contextual information about the old and new cultures of care; and· discusses skills such as communication and practical assistance.This book is essential reading for social work and social care students, social workers undertaking CPD, and social and care workers transferring to dementia care from other fields.
Part 1: The new culture of dementia care: Introduction
  Old culture
  New culture
Part 2: The context: Introduction
  What is dementia?
  Policy and legal context
Part 3: The experience of dementia: Introduction
  Physical health
  The way the person is treated by others
  Continuum of mistreatment through malig. social psychology to abuse
  Behaviour with others find difficult
  Emotional needs
Part 4: Communication: Introduction
  Communicating with people with dementia
  Communicating with carers
  Communicating with colleagues
  Communicating with the public
Part 5: Obtaining practical help: Introduction
  Care management
  Claiming benefits
Part 6: The care environment: Introduction
  Modern technology
Part 7: Making it work: Service development
  Staff support
  Personal survival
Part 8: Therapy: Introduction
  Behaviour management
  Internal influences
  External influences
  Factors in the world at large
  How do we decide which we opt for?
  Counseling people with dementia
  Counseling carers
  Counseling paid staff
  Group work
  Family therapy
Part 9: The future: Introduction
  Listen to people and their carers
  Give dementia care the status it deserves
  Embrace the new culture of dementia care
  Don't allow a split to develop between health and social care professionals
  The focus of the caring organizations should be on the 'front-line'
  The law
  Public awareness
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