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Reshaping Dementia Care

Reshaping Dementia Care
Practice and Policy in Long-Term Care

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July 1994 | 185 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do you treat an illness that destroys life without taking it? What can be done to restore the control and dignity which are so quickly eroded by such an insidious condition? In her powerhouse book, Reshaping Dementia Care, Aronson elicits all the subtleties of treatment and response needed to counter this complex disease. Lending the volume a multidisciplinary perspective, the wide variety of contributors reveal a wealth of information regarding not only innovative approaches, but specific alternative programs as well. From the critical elements of needs assessment to the functional requirements of program evaluation, this work offers a comprehensive analysis of both the illness and its protocol options. Pragmatic concerns including legal and ethical considerations, reimbursement, staff training, and rising costs are also explored. Nurses, social workers, administrators, physicians, program directors, and therapists are among those who will find this book critical to increasing their understanding and implementing vital changes in their philosophy and treatment. "Unlike most books on dementia, this is pleasant, informative and refreshing reading, which should be high on your holiday book list." --Generations Review

Barry W Rovner
Miriam K Aronson
Overview of Dementia and the Nursing Home
Leonard Berg
Current Challenges in Dementia Care
A Physician's Perspective

Miriam K Aronson
Dementia Care
Program and Staff Variables

Ronnie Grower et al
Approaches to Special Programming
David M Dunkelman and Randi C Dressel
The Nursing Home Environment and Dementia Care
Patricia Gaston
Families as an Integral Part of Dementia Care
Miriam K Aronson
Strategies for Management of Behavioral Problems
Donna Cox Post et al
The Reduction of Restraint Use in the Nursing Home
Cynthia Frazier and Lila Sherlock
Staffing Patterns and Training for Competent Dementia Care
Roberta S Goodman
Legal Issues and Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care
Mary Jane Koren, Paul Guastadisegni and Miriam K Aronson
Reimbursement Issues and the Future Direction of Nursing Home Care for Persons with Dementia

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ISBN: 9780803951600