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  • Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

    Making Sense of Self

    Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for men and women living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of their lives and their notions of themselves. The author explores the pervasive myth that all experiences of living with dementia are entirely negative and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    Book 57 - Quarterly Essay
    In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs.Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  •  Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic

    A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

    Running a clinic for seniors requires a lot more than simply providing medical care. In Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic, Marianna Crane chases out scam artists and abusive adult children, plans a funeral, signs her own name to social security checks, and butts heads with her staff—two spirited older women who are more well-intentioned than professional—even as she deals with a difficult ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Who will I be when I die?

    Christine Bryden was 46 years old when she was diagnosed with dementia, and in this book she describes her remarkable emotional, physical and spiritual journey in the three years immediately following. Offering rare first-hand insights into how it feels to gradually lose the ability to undertake tasks most people take for granted, it is made all the more remarkable by Christine's positivity and ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • What the hell happened to my brain?

    Living Beyond Dementia

    by Kate Swaffer ...
    Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of younger onset dementia. In this book, she offers an all-too-rare first-hand insight into that experience, sounding a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia.Kate describes vividly her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory difficulties, loss of ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Dancing with Dementia

    My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

    The truly inspirational account of living positively with dementia.Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences.This book is a vivid ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like – both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Visiting the Memory Café and other Dementia Care Activities

    Evidence-based Interventions for Care Homes

    Activity and engagement are vital to our well-being throughout our lives and this continues to be just as true of people living with dementia.The activities presented in this book have been designed to provide meaningful engagement for residents, while respecting each individual resident's readiness to engage and participate. This approach to person-centred care has proven to be extremely ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

    by Danny Walsh ...
    This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines.Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training ... Read more

    $54.99 AUD

  • The Other Side of Sadness

    What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss

    In this thoroughly revised and updated classic, a renowned psychologist shows that mourning is far from predictable, and all of us share a surprising ability to be resilientThe conventional view of grieving--encapsulated by the famous five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance--is defined by a mourning process that we can only hope to accept and endure.In The Other ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Depression in Later Life

    This accessible and authoritative book provides an invaluable guide to identifying, treating and preventing depression in later life.Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Gerontologic Nursing - E-Book

    Compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic ... Read more

    $96.99 AUD

  • Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

    Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!"The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist"Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead ... Read more

    $150.99 AUD

  • The Good Practice Guide to Therapeutic Activities with Older People in Care Settings

    by Tessa Perrin ...
    series Speechmark Editions
    There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision. Written by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity whose remit is to set standards and disseminate knowledge of good practice in activity provision and to support activity ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

    A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care

    series University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides
    The correlation between 'disengagement' and illness in people with dementia living in long-term care settings is becoming more widely recognised, and developing and adapting front-line staff responses to the changing needs of individuals is a crucial factor in addressing this problem.This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons ... Read more

    $50.99 AUD

  • Gerontological Nursing

    Gerontological Nursing, Tenth Edition focuses on the content that students need to know for effective practice, offering engaging, evidence-based coverage of the aging process, factors contributing to healthy aging, and unique aspects of disease presentation and management in older adults. The tenth edition retains the text’s acclaimed holistic approach and logical overview of the aging process, ... Read more

    $87.99 AUD

  • The Age of Ageing Better?

    A Manifesto For Our Future

    'Dr Anna Dixon has written a must-read for anyone interested in the future of ageing. Learn from one of the best informed about an issue, and opportunity, that is facing us all.'Andy Briggs, Head of FTSE 100 life insurer Phoenix Group'A very important book'Sir Muir GrayThe Age of Ageing Better? takes a radically different view of what our ageing society means. Dr Anna Dixon turns the ... ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Young Onset Dementia

    A Guide to Recognition, Diagnosis, and Supporting Individuals with Dementia and Their Families

    Providing key information and insight into the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia, this book will increase the knowledge and skills of health and social care professionals in the early recognition, diagnosis and support of young people with dementia and their families.The book explores the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Nurse to Nurse Dementia Care

    series Nurse to Nurse
    Learn dementia care from an experienced colleague! From a senior faculty member of the Copper Ridge Institute comes peer-to-peer guidance on how you can give the best possible care to dementia patients and their families. Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, vignettes, nursing alerts that feature just-in-time information on complex or ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Personalisation and Dementia

    A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

    Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control over decisions affecting them, and be supported to be part of their communities.This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices. The authors clearly explain personalisation ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

  • Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This text covers the theory and practice of wellness–oriented gerontological nursing, addressing both physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging. Organized around the author’s unique Functional Consequences ... Read more

    $93.99 AUD

  • Better with Age

    The Psychology of Successful Aging

    Age is an important number, but it can also be deceiving. After 40, most people say they feel younger than their years, some lie about their age, and many attempt to hide the signs of growing old. Better with Age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This book ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Community Mental Health for Older People

    Community Mental Health for Older People is the perfect resource for mental health workers as it discuses the ageing population, within the context of community mental health. It provides a comprehensive overview of the important issues and clinical practices that influence mental health care for older people. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective it is suitable for all health workers in ... Read more

    $72.99 AUD

  • Aktivierend-therapeutische Pflege in der Geriatrie

    Band 2: Praktische Umsetzung

    Aktivierend-therapeutische Pflege in der Geriatrie (ATP-G) wird bei älteren Menschen mit Unterstützungs- und Pflegebedarf sowie (Früh-)Rehabilitationsbedarf durchgeführt und geht über die Grund- und Behandlungspflege hinaus. Sie hat das Ziel, dass Betroffene die individuell optimal erreichbare Mobilität, Selbstständigkeit und Teilhabe, wie diese vor der aktuellen Verschlechterung bestanden haben, ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus