An often surprisingly frank exploration of the development and implementation of policy, the nature of dementia and innovations in practice, written by international experts who are actively working in the field. It reflects the progress made in the last two decades and highlights the huge problems that are yet to be solved in a world where the increasing numbers of people with dementia may not be balanced by increasing resources.
– Professor Richard Fleming, Director, NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
The book is carefully edited, and meticulously referenced and indexed. The result is a model of good practice in the presentation of theory and research.
– Church Times
This edited volume takes a welcome approach to review current issues in dementia care, providing a broad-based view of the conceptualisation of dementia, policy and practice... it is refreshing to read a book in which the focus is on the real world, in which we struggle to implement policy and provide the best possible services.
– British Journal of Psychiatry
After all these years, dementia has truly come of age, and we can use the current policy interest and increased awareness to continue to make change happen on the basis of real evidence and information about what actually makes a difference.
– from the Foreword by Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, UK
Anthea Innes Ph.D. is Professor of Health and Social Care Research at Bournemouth University, UK. She previously worked at the University of Stirling, where she was responsible for the development of the first MSc in Dementia Studies to be delivered using online learning. She has published widely with particular research interests in rural dementia care, technology, and the experiences of people with dementia and their carers. Fiona Kelly Ph.D. is a lecturer in dementia studies at the University of Stirling. She is also a practicing nurse in the care of people with dementia. Her interests, in which she bridges practice and academia, include palliative and end of life care of people with dementia, design for people with dementia and communication and expressions of selfhood. Louise McCabe Ph.D. is a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Her research interests focus on people with dementia and associated policy and practice issues. To date published work has included research on social policy and services for people with dementia in the UK and India; policy and service issues for people with alcohol related dementia; and frontline health and social care staff. Her current research grants bring together an interest in how lifestyle choices around health, exercise and alcohol use can influence the experiences of people with dementia. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate dementia studies courses at the University of Stirling.
Foreword, Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland. Introduction. Part I. Conceptualising Dementia. 1. Towards a Holistic Approach for Understanding Dementia, Anthea Innes, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Scotland. 2. Developing Evidence for Action: Dementia Care in Canada, Scott Dudgeon, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada. 3. Epidemiology: An Overview of Current and Predicted Epidemiological Factors Shaping Dementia Care, Nicola Coley, Postdoctoral researcher, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM)-Toulouse III University UMR1027, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Toulouse University Hospital, France; Claudine Berr, INSERM research Director, INSERM-Montpellier University Research Unit UMR1061, Department of Neurology, Montpellier University Hospital, France; and Sandrine Andrieu, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, INSERM-Toulouse III University UMR1027, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Toulouse University Hospital, France. 4. Integrated Care and Treatment of Dementia: Defining Best Practice for the Twenty-first Century, Laura Telford, foundation year doctor in geriatric medicine, Victoria Hospital, Kirkaldy, Scotland; Emily Gallagher, foundation year doctor in geriatric medicine, Victoria Hospital, Kirkaldy, Scotland; and Emma Reynish, Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland and Honorary Professor in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. Part II. Policy Development. 5. Policy to Enable People with Dementia to Live Well with Dementia: Development of the National Dementia Strategy for England, Sube Banerjee, Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, England. 6. Three Alzheimer Plans in France (2008-2012), Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez, Programmes Manager, Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, France. 7. Implementing a Regional Strategy: The Fife Dementia Strategy, Louise McCabe, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Scotland. 8. Challenges of Developing a Dementia Strategy: The Case of Malta, Charles Scerri, Lecturer in Neuropathology and Neuropsychopharmacology, University of Malta. Part III. Innovative Approaches to Care. 9. The Function of Memory Clinics and Post-diagnostic Services for People Newly-diagnosed with Dementia and their Families, Fiona Kelly, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Scotland; and Paulina Szymczynska, Research Associate, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland. 10. Bridging the Gap for Dementia Care in India, Amit Dias, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Goa Medical College, India. 11. Evaluating the Impact of Environmental Design Features on Physical Activity Levels of Individuals with Dementia Living in Residential Accommodation, Loren deVries, Transitional Nurse Practitioner, The Garrawarra Centre, New South Wales, Australia; and Victoria Traynor, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Australia. 12. Innovative Dementia Training in the Deep South of the United States, Christopher Jay Johnson, PhD, retired Professor, Family Therapist and Researcher; and Roxanna H. Johnson, Aging Consultants, Inc., USA. Conclusion. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.