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  • Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

    Making Sense of Self

    by Danuta Lipinska and 1 more

    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

    $22.98 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    series Quarterly Essay #57
    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

    by Marianna Crane

    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

    $12.31 AUD

  • Who will I be when I die?

    by Christine Bryden

    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

    $21.55 AUD

  • What the hell happened to my brain?

    Living Beyond Dementia

    by Kate Swaffer and 3 more

    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

    $21.55 AUD

  • Dancing with Dementia

    My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

    by Christine Bryden

    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

    $30.68 AUD

  • Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    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

  • 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

    $46.08 AUD

  • Visiting the Memory Café and other Dementia Care Activities

    Evidence-based Interventions for Care Homes

    by Caroline Baker and 8 more

    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

    $26.06 AUD

  • Depression in Later Life

    by Steve Iliffe and 1 more

    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

    $26.06 AUD

  • The Age of Ageing Better?

    A Manifesto For Our Future

    by Dr. Anna Dixon

    '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

    $20.45 AUD

  • Nurse to Nurse Dementia Care

    by Cynthia D. Steele

    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

    $30.46 AUD

  • Personalisation and Dementia

    A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

    by Helen Sanderson and 2 more

    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

    $38.38 AUD

  • Young Onset Dementia

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

    by Hilda Hayo and 3 more

    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

    $26.06 AUD

  • Community Mental Health for Older People

    by Gerard J. Byrne and 9 more

    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

    $76.11 AUD

  • Better with Age

    The Psychology of Successful Aging

    by Dr. Alan D. Castel

    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

    $29.25 AUD

  • Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

    by Elizabeth Capezuti and 19 more

    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

    $128.69 AUD

  • Gerontologic Nursing - E-Book

    by Sue E. Meiner and 7 more

    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

    $99.54 AUD

  • Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

    by Carol A. Miller

    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

    $93.05 AUD

  • Key Concepts in Social Gerontology

    by Kristine J Ajrouch and 2 more

    series SAGE Key Concepts series
    "Far from a dictionary, the concepts are portrayed as complex, and conflicting definitions and usages are both noted and evaluated... Each article includes a (necessarily selective) set of references, and cross-references to other concepts included in the book... Moreover, the coverage and evaluation of the concepts is right at the current leading edge in a rapidly moving field."- Victor Marshall, ... Read more

    $69.18 AUD

  • End of Life Care for People with Dementia

    A Person-Centred Approach

    by Murna Downs and 3 more

    series University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides
    People with dementia need increasingly specialised support as they approach the end of life, and so too do their families and the professionals working with them. This book describes not only what can be done to ensure maximum quality of life for those in the final stages of the illness, but also how best to support those involved in caring for them.Emphasising the importance of being attuned to ... Read more

    $26.06 AUD

  • MigrantInnen im Pflegeheim. Anforderungen an eine kulturspezifische Altenpflege

    by Manuel Greune

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Gesundheit - Pflegewissenschaft - Altenpflege, Altenhilfe, Note: 2,0, Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt, ehem. Evangelische Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Veranstaltung: Transkulturelle und biographieorientierte Pflege/ Kultur, Fremdheit und Lebensgeschichte im Pflegeprozess, 13 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1955 kamen die ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Waiting at the Gate

    Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home

    by Susan L Sandel and 1 more

    Here is the result of over ten years of hands-on clinical experience by two experts wha have worked with the elderly. The authors explore the contributions of the creative arts therapies, specifically movement and drama therapy, to the individual and communal welfare of residents in nursing homes.Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home eloquently demonstrates how movement and ... Read more

    $58.95 AUD

  • Aktivierend-therapeutische Pflege in der Geriatrie

    Band 2: Praktische Umsetzung

    by Friedhilde Bartels and 14 more

    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