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Book review: Dementia Care at a Glance

This overview of dementia care is ideal for family members and partners of people with the condition.

Dementia Care at a Glance

Dementia Care at a Glance

Catharine Jenkins, Laura Ginesi and Bernie Keenan

Wiley-Blackwell

£26.99 | 176pp

ISBN: 9781118859988

 

The Wiley ‘at a glance’ series is already critically acclaimed. This book adds to the series’ reputation with an overview of dementia care for all grades of healthcare providers, including healthcare assistants. 

It covers all aspects of dementia care, including the pathophysiology of different types of dementia, the importance of providing facilitating environments, and appropriateness of evidence-based pharmacological interventions. 

The book goes further than many on the same subject by emphasising the importance of person-centred care, and the roles of spirituality, culture, sexuality and families.

The text is succinct and the book has been designed for people who want practical ways to support people with dementia to live well. There are many illustrations, tables and practical examples, which makes the book suitable for family members and care partners of people with dementia. 

Overall, this book is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about dementia. I have recommended it to the dementia care units I support.


Reviewed by Gary Mitchell, research coordinator/nurse specialist for Four Seasons Health Care in Northern Ireland

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