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Dementia Care at a Glance

With such a broad remit, this book attempts to provide an introductory text suitable for professionals, family carers and people who have dementia.

It covers a vast range of topics from the types and causes of dementia through to interventions and ethical issues, but ultimately fails to address any of its topics in enough detail to be useful to most nurses in practice.

It was worrying to see the inclusion of ‘reality orientation’ therapy as a recommended intervention as this is now widely considered damaging for people with dementia. Additionally, there was a notable omission of the Admiral Nursing Direct helpline in the chapter on Carers’ Issues.

A reading list is given at the end, but given the number of topics addressed it appears short.

The book would also have benefited from a short reference list at the end of each chapter.

There is useful information here for nurses who have no previous knowledge of dementia and some of the illustrations will be helpful to those new to the

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