Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia
240 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Nov 2008

Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia

Evidence-Based Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
For the increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia each year, treatment in the early stages can make a significant difference to their quality of life. This book provides examples of psychosocial interventions: taking into consideration the individual, social and environmental aspects of the person's life.It looks at ways of providing support at the time of diagnosis and goes on to explore a variety of interventions and services for the treatment of early dementia. Bringing together the knowledge and experiences of professionals from both the UK and Europe, the contributors describe interventions for both psychological and practical problems with case examples such as memory support groups, art therapies and assistive technologies for use in the home.This accessible book will be essential reading for practitioners and carers working with those with early dementia and will be extremely useful in both professional development and for those new to dementia care.
'This is quite an achievement for a book about evidence-based practice. It is humane, thoughtful and inspiring; appropriate reading for any professional working in dementia care.'- HCPJ, Sara Perren, Psychodynamic counsellor and group therapist'Thankfully Moniz-Cook and Manthorpe in Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia provide commissioners and practitioners with a goldmine of evidence-based practice with which to change, develop and deliver a range of psycho-social dementia services and interventions.'-The Journal of Ageing & Society'This is a wonderful book available just at the right time. Every Memory Service should have several copies to use as framework reminding us what can be done - and what must be done. Teams can use them for shared study and planning. We can then add our own wisdom to the existing chapters and perhaps write a few more through the exercise of reflective audit and operational research.'- Dementia Plus'As a publication it is both timely and encouraging... The book's emphasis throughout is upon early dementia. It is devoutly to be hoped that the forthcoming implementation of the strategy will incorporate some of the evidence-based 'interventions' (non-medical treatments/services) described in the book. At the very least there is so much of value that should be included in the training of all working in the field. A prime example is the excellent chapter on what (and how) to tell people with dementia about their diagnosis.This is a major contribution that brings much encouragement.'- Plus'This book offers a fascinating insight into the range or creative and helpful interventions being developed qith and for people living with a dementia... A book of this type is to be warmly welcomed, given the scarcity of evidence-based practice in psycho-social interventions, and the challenge of implementing interventions that have demonstrably improved the lives of people living with a dementia.'- British Journal of Social Work 'This excellent book considers early psychosocial interventions at the time of diagnosis, cognition and memory-oriented support, psychological and social support, and the service developments in which these interventions can be based.'- Nursing Standard'There is so much of value that should be included in the training of all working in the field. This is a major contribution which brings much encouragement.'- Christian Council on Ageing
Esme Moniz-Cook is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Ageing at the Institute of Rehabilitation, University of Hull and Chair of the Board of INTERDEM, a pan-European multi-professional scientist practitioner group dedicated to developing psychological interventions and support for people with dementia and their families. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years. Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work at King's College London and Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit. She has worked in the voluntary sector and in education for many years, concentrating on services for older people. She was a member of the NICE/SCIE dementia guidelines group and is a member of INTERDEM.
List of illustrations. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Personalising psychosocial interventions to individual need and context - Esme Moniz-Cook, University of Hull, UK, and Jill Manthorpe., King's College London, UK. Part I: Support at the time of diagnosis. 2. What do we tell people with dementia about their diagnosis and how do we tell them? - Hilary J. Husband, University of East Anglia, UK . 3. Timely psychosocial interventions in a memory clinic - Esme Moniz-Cook, University of Hull, UK,Gillian Gibson, Jas Harrison and Hannah Wilkinson, all Hull Memory Clinic. Part II: Cognitive and memory support. 4. Working with memory problems: cognitive rehabilitation in early dementia - Dr Linda Clare, University of Wales Bangor, UK. 5. Cognitive stimulation for people with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia - Dr Inge Cantegreil-Kallen, Jocelyne de Rotrou and Anne-Sophie Rigaud, all Broca Hospital, Paris, France. 6. GRADIOR: A personalised computer-based cognitive training programme for early intervention in dementia - Manuel Franco, Intras Foundation, Spain, Kate Jones, University of Wales Bangor, Bob Woods, University of Wales Bangor and Pablo Gomez, Intras Foundation, Spain. 7. Memory groups for people with early dementia - Molly Burnham, UK. 8. Health technologies for people with early dementia: the ENABLE project - Suzanne Cahill,Trinity College, Dublin, Emer Begley, Trinity College, Dublin, and Inger Hagen, Oslo, Norway. Part III: Psychological, emotional and social support. 9. Group psychotherapy for people with early dementia - Richard Cheston, University of Bath, UK. 10. Art therapy: getting in touch with inner self and outside world - Steffi Urbas, Alzheimer Therapiezentrum der Neurologischen Klinik, Bad Aibling, Germany. 11. A host of golden memories: individual and couples group reminiscence - Irene Carr, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey, Karen Jarvis, Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust, Hull, UK, and Esme Moniz-Cook. 12. Developing group support for men with mild cognitive difficulties and early dementia - Jill Manthorpe and Esme Moniz-Cook. 13. Group psycho-educational intervention for family carers - Rabih Chattat, University of Bologna, Italy, Marie Gianelli, University of Genova, Italy, and Giancarlo Savorani, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Part IV: Developing evidence-based psychosocial support services. 14. The Meeting Centres Support Group Programme - Rose-Marie Droes, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Franka Meiland, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jacomine de Lange, Trimbos-Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Centre for Quality of Care Research, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Willem van Tliburg, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 15. Personalised disease management for people with dementia: the primary carer support programme - Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Maud Graff, the Alzheimer's Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Marcel Olde Rikkert, University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 16. Carer interventions in the voluntary sector - Georgina Charlesworth, University College London, UK, Joanne Halford, UK, Fiona Poland, University of East Anglia, UK, and Susan Vaughan, UK. List of contributors. Index.
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