Dementia Care (Medicine) by Trevor Adams, Jill Manthorpe

By Trevor Adams, Jill Manthorpe

This e-book is a crucial assortment, from prime experts, of updated fabric on dementia/Alzheimer's disease.The ebook presents an exceptional figuring out of the theoretical foundation for perform in addition to teaching pupil healthiness execs on useful recommendations of care.Taking a holistic approach,Dementia Care addresses difficulties from the patient, their carer and putting it inside social coverage advancements.

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As Gilleard and Higgs (2000, p. ' Within this context, the involvement of older people in choices and decision-making is therefore central. Less attention has, however, been paid specifically to promoting these concepts for people with dementia. Ways of including individuals in the decision-making process have been identified (Killeen 2001). These can range from involvement in the development of services, in a representative and/or advocacy role, to having more control and influence as service recipients within their everyday lives.

At the time of writing, two important areas are emerging, which will be briefly considered. These are a growing appreciation of the need to take into account national and regional variations in the UK (see Payne and Shardlow 2002 for a discussion of social work in the British Isles) and an exploration of policy at European level (see Warner et al. 2002). 1 A chronology of policy 1946 Foundation of the National Health Service 1947 Old People: Report of a Committee of Enquiry established by the Nuffield Foundation (Chair: Seebohm Rowntree) 1948 National Assistance Act 1959 Mental Health Act 1962 The Hospital Plan 1967 Publication of Sans Everything (Robb, 1967) 1975 White Paper Better Services for the Mentally III 1979 Foundation of the Alzheimer's Disease Society (now the Alzheimer's Society), which currently covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland 1979 Green (Consultative) Paper A Happier Old Age 1983 The Rising Tide report (Health Advisory Service) and the Mental Health Act 1983 1984 Alzheimer's Disease International founded (in the USA) 1985 Mental Health Act (Scotland) 1988 Sharpen Report (Scottish health priorities for the 1980s and 90s); first dementia services development centre established, in Stirling 1989 White Papers Caring for People: Community Care in the Next Decade and Beyond and Working for Patients 1990 National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 1993 Final implementation of the National Health Service Community Care Act 1994 Alzheimer's Scotland - Action on Dementia launched; merger of Scottish Action on Dementia/Alzheimer's Society in Scotland 1995 Carers ( Representation and Services) Act 1997 Who Decides?

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