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Contented dementia / Oliver James.

By: James, Oliver, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Vermilion, 2009Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091901813 (pbk.); 0091901812 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dementia -- Popular works | Dementia -- Patients -- Care | DementiaDDC classification: 616.83
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.<br> <br> A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.<br> <br> Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.</p>

Originally published: 2008.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book kindly funded by the Westland Medical Trust for the 'Books on Prescription' Scheme 2011

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Making Sense of Dementia
  • Chapter 1 Dorothy's Story (p. 11)
  • Chapter 2 Getting Started (p. 27)
  • Chapter 3 The Photograph Album (p. 41)
  • Part 2 How to Provide 24-hour Wraparound Care Introduction (p. 61)
  • Chapter 4 Don't Ask Questions (p. 66)
  • Chapter 5 Learn from the Expert (p. 93)
  • Chapter 6 Never Contradict (p. 110)
  • Chapter 7 The Primary Theme (p. 132)
  • Chapter 8 The Health Theme (p. 158)
  • Chapter 9 Explanations (p. 171)
  • Chapter 10 The Care Profile (p. 193)
  • Chapter 11 Identify and Manage your Team (p. 200)
  • Part 3 Planning for the Future Introduction (p. 217)
  • Chapter 12 Find your Tipping Point and Choose a Nursing Home (p. 220)
  • Chapter 13 Prepare a Transitional Care Plan for Making the Move (p. 231)
  • Case History: The Story of Michael and Valerie (p. 244)
  • Postscript: Specalsense Rules? (p. 266)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (p. 268)
  • Specal Contact Details (p. 274)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 275)
  • Index (p. 277)