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Book review: Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Karen Rennie and Jan Dewing review Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment (Second edition).

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment (Second edition)

Ian Andrew James and Louisa Jackman

Jessica Kingsley

£25.00 | 320pp

ISBN: 9781785922640

This book is split into three parts and 17 concise chapters.

The three parts are themed around setting the scene for behaviour that challenges, clinical interventions and controversial topics in dementia care.

The authors have provided a vast amount of assessment tools, guidance and protocols for responding to behaviour that challenges in a way that is easy to understand. Naturally, given the authors' roles the Newcastle model features in the text.

Non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions are explained, with the authors clearly highlighting that various non-pharmacological interventions should be the first response to people with behaviour that challenges.

We think the introductory principles of this book and case studies can be beneficial for healthcare professionals in dementia care in a range of settings.


Reviewed by Karen Rennie, PhD candidate and research assistant at the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research, Queen Margaret University and Jan Dewing, director of the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

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