A provocative and stimulating work that will be used by academics and advanced students of dementia, sociology and social gerontology for some time...This synthesis of dementia studies from a social science perspective is a valuable academic resource. In particular, it highlights the need for future dementia studies to examine not only the micro level of the experiences of people with dementia but also the social systems and processes that continue to shape their lives Ageing and Society
Not a good behavioral resource
An essential book for understanding the concept of dementia and its associated perceptions.
I found this text difficult to follow and have doubts about its untility to students of mental health nursing.
Lots of colleagues have borrowed on my recommendation - very useful research
This text covers a number of the key areas of our Dementia Care Qualification. Having read this it also fits our Level 5 and 6 qualifications. I have found the chapter on the political and economic interesting and very applicable to aspects of units. Consequently, it will be recommended for this purpose, other texts have approached this in a very complicated manner.
A very interesting read concerning dementia research and the implications for policy and practice
This book presents considerable in-depth debate about a number of issues associated with dementia care. Useful for anyone working in the field that wishes to enhance practice, but such individuals will require a good initial insight into those issues.
Essential reading for nurses undertaking the Community Specialist Practitioner course and the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course. Dementia is high on the government agenda and with the ever-increasing incidence nurses require a foundation knowledge in dementias regardless of area of expertise. Particularly useful for District Nurses, Community Matrons and Nurse Practitioners.
This book is a very useful and informative text, that charts the progress of dementia studies from its early days through to current developments. It examines how we know what we know about dementia, and includes trends and paradigm shifts within dementia research. I am not adopting this book for my year 1 undergrad course; however I am recommending it to my university library as a supplemental book suitable for more advanced students.
This is a very good text which puts dementia care within a wider social and political context. Extremely well researched and insightful. Especially appreciated is the realistic approach to the gap between the care we desire to give and that which we end dup giving.
This book provides students with relevant information essential for studying older adults mental health. We currently have no other book which successfully combines biological, social and psychological factors whilst drawing uopon policy, law and cross cultural ideals. Useful for an overall viewpoint!
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