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Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

August 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This practical book enables those already practicing or joining social work to consider the various ways that people can be supported to live well with dementia. Areas focused on include how the personalisation agenda is changing services through self-directed support, re-enablement and telecare, how risk can be managed while choice and independence are maintained, and how safeguarding of people with dementia can be positively practiced. The authors present information on essential new developments in the field of dementia care including changes in legislation and Government policy as well as providing examples of positive practice from around the country.

An Introduction to Dementia and Person-Centred Care
Legislation, Guidance and Dementia
Safeguarding and Dementia
Personalisation and Dementia
Promoting Independence for People with Dementia
The Future of Dementia Care

A thought provoking read. Good introduction to younger students who may be thinking about entering the care profession. deconstructs concepts and suggests activities to review learning.

Mrs Sandra Dawn Swinhoe
Education , Newcastle College
December 4, 2015

As well as the usual visual appeal and clarity of this series, this volume has a pleasing structure which makes it attractive. Key issues of law, safeguarding, personalisation and e-health&care are clearly outlined with extensive use of activities and other helpful illustrative material. Cost-effectiveness receives some mention within a broader framework of person-centredness. Well-written; well-referenced; a useful volume.

Professor Brian Taylor
Social Work , University of Ulster
March 9, 2015

A useful and practical book which outlines some of the key aspects of this area.

Mrs Sarah Finlay
Social Work and Communities, Northumbria University
February 26, 2015

Excellent book for students working in adult services.

Mrs Tracey McVeigh
School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
January 28, 2015

This book provides a comprehensive approach to the models of care of hte person with dementia and the legislation to support the care and role of a social worker

Ms Jane Mullins
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
October 28, 2014

if you want a book thats easy to read, that you can dip in and out of without feeling overwhelmed by legislation, this is the book for you.

David and Kirsty use case studies and activities to explore and clarify the complexities of the social care of people with dementia in such a clear straight forward way that the reader feels equipped to support people with dementia and their families in an area often misunderstood

Mrs Jeni Bell
medicine for older people, Southampton General Hospital
April 14, 2014

Useful starting point for students learning about dementia

Mr Stefan Brown
Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London
February 6, 2014

Accesable and easy to follow for level five students.

Mrs Sonia Pieczenko-Feldges
Care , University Centre Grimsby
December 13, 2013

Very useful source for students.

Ms Fiona Walshe
Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
October 24, 2013

This book offers a starting point to the subject. Its range is suited to level 4 students and those new to the subject.

Dr Martin Partridge
Faculty of Health , Staffordshire University
June 27, 2013

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