Growing (Very) Old, Staying Connected, and Reimagining Aging
Gillian Ranson weaves front-wave boomers’ stories of life and aging before and during the pandemic into a powerful account of how to make growing old more humane, for this generation and for everyone.
Debunking Myths about Aging
By exploring the social issues of aging and debunking the common myths, Getting Wise about Getting Old paints a more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age in our society.
The Aging–Disability Nexus explores the complex and competing narratives we create about aging and disability, providing fresh perspectives on how these markers interact with each other and with other indicators of power and difference.
New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
Indigenous People and Dementia brings together research and Indigenous knowledge on memory loss and memory care in later life to assist students, practitioners, and educators to decolonize their work with Indigenous peoples.
This it the fully-updated edition of a concise guide to understanding dementia, its symptoms, and treatments.
Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People
Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.
Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living with dementia, this book shows how positive psychological concepts can be applied to practice to achieve good dementia care.
A handbook for chaplains, paediatric health professionals, arts therapists and youth workers
A comprehensive introduction to best practice in spiritual support for sick children and young people, this research-based handbook covers both principles and practice, and includes a wide range of examples and suggestions for activities to facilitate spiritual interaction and support.
An Introduction and Guide
Highlighting the specific difficulties and challenges that older people with autism may face with regards to living arrangements, changes to social habits and communicating with carers, as well as health issues, this book shows ways to support people with autism as they reach retirement age.
Delivering Spiritual Care in Healthcare Contexts
Focusing on spiritual care within the delivery and provision of healthcare today, the contributors combine academic and professional expertise to discuss themes including: spirituality, pluralism and multi-faith practice, healthcare ethics, legal and policy issues, mental health, and beginning and end of life issues.
A Learning Guide
Putting research into practice, this book presents a practical guide to spiritual reminiscence with older people living with dementia. Clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and hosting sessions are accompanied by important information on what spiritual care actually is, and its importance in caring for older people with dementia.
Issues for All
This book explores the relationship between dementia, culture and ethnicity, looking at the latest evidence and research to determine the impact of diversity on dementia care services. By examining the key issues and providing suggestions for change, this book shows how dementia professionals can provide culturally appropriate care for all.
A Multidisciplinary Guide
A practical guide to improve care for sick and dying children of different faiths and their families. Drawing on evidence-based research and practice, it discusses multi-faith daily, palliative, end of life and bereavement care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospices, schools and at home. The book also contains case studies.
6 Essential Practices
Practical and accessible, this book pares person-centred thinking down to 8 essential practices, and gives real-life examples of how to use them in the care of older people. With useful ideas for learning what is important to each individual - and acting on it - this book shows how to help older people regain control of their care.
Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy
Revealing the richness and depth of understanding that chaplaincy brings to direct work with patients, these in-depth case studies and critical responses from other chaplains and healthcare professionals give insight into spiritual carer-patient work in a range of settings and the vital work of chaplains in the healthcare team.
A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families
This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying.
A Guide for Caregivers
This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices.
A Research and Development Perspective
This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family.
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