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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

This was a good read for my health and Socail care students. Some of which didn't know anything about Dementia before reading this.

Miss Naomi Whale
childcare, City of Bath College
April 19, 2013

Very timely and appropraite text given the profile that social care and dentia has within political arenas at this time. The text provides detailed insight into the challenges SW's face when working with people who have dementia. Particularly liked the future perspectives of utilising assistive technology and addressing end of life care

Mr Mick Wilkinson
Social Work, Health, Soc Care & Couns, Nottingham Trent University
March 26, 2013

this book will support the multidisciplinary nature of mental health nursing from a social work perspective with the focus on dementia placements in hospital and community. it will provide essential elements of the social worker role in dementia care

Mr Hywel Thomas
College of Human and Health science, Swansea University
March 6, 2013

An excellent text hsighlighting key issues for social work students working in this area of practice.

Mrs Judith Mullineux
Social Work , University of Ulster
September 17, 2012

A very useful text, that is up to date. It demonstrates the political and social agendas very well and it begins to unravel to of the key issues. The way the text includes case studies is also very useful.

Mr Derek Allford
Learning Centre, Business To Business (B2B)
September 16, 2012

refreshing to see social work text on working with this service user group whose needs are often seen only in terms of physical and not holistic care

Ms Elisabeth Hunter
Department of Social Work, Greenwich University
September 13, 2012

A useful text, showing policy ,legal and sociological contexts of dementia. It also offers a beginning understanding for social workers of treatment models. It is easy to follow, and explores case examples, best practice guidance and research. This is useful for guiding students with research projects as well as assignments.

Ms Sarbjit Kaur Hayre
Social Work, Leeds University
September 5, 2012

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