Sharing a series of ideas and approaches to dementia care with a relationship-centred focus, this book enables practitioners to have hands-on involvement in determining and improving the quality of dementia care. This book shows how valuable experiences of living with dementia, family experiences of dementia, professional experiences of providing dementia care in care homes and wider communities, and the health, social care and housing system are linked, and how good dementia care arises out of the relationships between these groups. It encourages thinking about the stigma attached to dementia, and how a focus on living well with dementia can help to shape policies that hold people with dementia at the centre, with their voices included for reference. The book also explains practical steps for carrying out effective relationship-centred dementia care, with examples of common obstacles and how to overcome them.
David Reid is a Senior University Teacher within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. He is the programme lead for the MA Dementia Studies and has published many articles on relationship-centred dementia care.
2. Communication and Dementia.
3. People with Dementia's Experience of Living with Dementia.
4. Families' Experiences of Living with Dementia.
5. Care Practitioners' Experiences of Living with Dementia.
6. Creativity and Relationship-Centred Care.
7. Being Part of the Dementia Community.
8. The Dementia 'Passionista' and Relationship-Centred Dementia Care.
9. The Problem with Dementia Care Education.