’This book is relevant to all health and social care professionals who care for people living with dementia’
Title: Caring for people with dementia. A shared approach
Author: Christine Brown Wilson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Reviewer: Helen Reeves, Operational Lead for Walsall and inpatient Services, St Giles Hospice
What was it like?
Caring for people with dementia-a shared approach is a book aimed at students, junior staff and also more senior staff providing the latest evidence on how to improve dementia care. The book outlines the theory related to improving dementia care and also provides patient scenarios that the reader can work through. Christine Brown Wilson ensures that the book is focused on the person with dementia and their family ensuring a person centred approach.
What were the highlights?
This is a well written and laid out book. The chapter on common myths is essential in breaking down the obstacles that often prevent the person living with dementia from getting person centred care. A huge myth that is acknowledged is that many people think the dementia is not a terminal condition. The author highlights this important myth and provides solutions for how we can help support people with dementia including advance care plans and access to palliative care services. I think the fact that it is at the beginning of the book enables the reader to dispel the myths and focus on what truly matters in improving dementia care.
Strengths and weaknesses:
Christine Wilson Brown has based this book on the most update research and theory. It covers a vast range of topics including common myths associated with dementia, the role of technology in dementia and also leading and managing change in dementia. At the beginning of the book a brief description of each chapter is provided ensuring that the reader is aware what each chapter will be covering. There are learning objectives for all chapters and a good use of activities for the reader to complete and also practice scenarios.
Who should read it?
This book is relevant to all health and social care professionals who care for people living with dementia. It is a booked aimed at all levels from students to more senior staff and will show all readers how we can all improve dementia care.
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