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'Put yourself in my place' : designing and managing care homes for people with dementia. /

by Cantley, Caroline | Wilson, Robert C.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2002Description: ix, 117 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first. /

by Kitwood, Tom.

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1997Description: viii, 160 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Spiritual care for persons with dementia : fundamentals for pastoral practice. /

by VandeCreek, Larry (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Haworth Press 1999Description: xii, 125 p.Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of health care chaplaincy, vol. 8, numbers 1/2 1999."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Nursing older people : issues and innovations. /

by Nay, Rhonda (ed.) | Garratt, Sally (ed.).

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Marrickville, N.S.W. Churchill Livingstone 2004Description: xxii, 360 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part 1 Contextual issues and innovations Chapter 1. Funding and policy in residential care in Australia / Mary Courtney, Brian Abbey and Jennifer Abbey -- Chapter 2. Do elderly people cost more? Casemix funding in acute settings / Stephen Duckett and Terri Jackson -- Chapter 3. Clinical safety and quality in residential aged care / Elizabeth Percival -- Vignettes: Suzanne Sawyer and Elizabeth Pringle -- Chapter 4. Nursing workforce issues in aged care / Rhonda Nay -- Vignette: June Heinrich -- Chapter 5. Rights, regulations and aged aged-care practice / John Field and Sally Garratt -- Vignette: Phillip Abbott -- Chapter 6. Care of people from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds / Irene Stein -- Vignette: Regina Barry -- Chapter 7. Understanding community nursing for older individuals and carers / Libby Brooke and Hal Kendig -- Chapter 8. Rural gerontic nursing in Australia / Elizabeth Lavender and Helen Keleher -- Chapter 9. Acute care of older people: a geriatrician's perspective / Philip Street -- Vignette: Margaret Winbolt -- Chapter 10. Public participation and individual control / Barb Fiveash and Robin Watts --Vignette: Barbara Potter -- Part 2 Clinical issues and innovations Chapter 11. Mental health issues / Sally Garratt -- Vignette: Maria McIntosh -- Chapter 12. Dementia, mental health and issues of abuse in aged care / Sarah Mott and Beth Kingsley -- Chapter 13. The experience of chronic illness: a phenomenological approach / Mary FitzGerald and Eleanor Horton -- Vignette: Craig Lockwood -- Chapter 14. Medication issues / Helen Baker and Adriana Tiziani -- Chapter 15. Physical restraints: can we free older people? / Susan Koch -- Vignette: Daniel Olivieri and Dianne Johnson -- Chapter 16. Palliative care / Jennifer Abbey -- Vignette: Karen Glaetzer -- Chapter 17. Sexuality and older people / Rhonda Nay -- Vignette: Helen Page -- Chapter 18. Contemporary care planning / Bill Koch -- Vignette: Steven Demeye -- Part 3 Research issues and innovation Chapter 19. Evidence-based nursing: quality through research / Alan Pearson -- Vignette: Bart O'Brien -- Chapter 20. Bedtimes in nursing homes: an action research approach / Annette Street -- Vignette: Rosalie Hudson -- Chapter 21. Current and future trends in gerontic nursing research / Bill Koch and Adriana Tiziani -- Vignette: Anne Pitcher.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Person-centred dementia care : making services better /

by Brooker, Dawn.

Publisher: London, U.K. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007Description: 160 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The enduring self in people with Alzheimer's : getting to the heart of individualized care /

by Fazio, Sam.

Publisher: Baltimore, MD ; London Health Professions Press 2008Description: xiii, 175 p.Notes: Contents: The self as the core of person-centered care -- Overview of self -- Overview of Alzheimer's disease -- Evidence of the self in Alzheimer's disease -- Physical and social environments that recognize the self -- Relationships and interactions that support the self -- Sustaining the self in everyday care -- Sharing the self with others. Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a National Dementia Preventative Health Strategy /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Hawker, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Alzheimer's Australia paper ; no. 21.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: Dementia is often negatively perceived as an inevitable, untreatable and unpreventable symptom of old age. This perception, however, is false. While dementia remains incurable, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests a number of lifestyle and health factors appear to substantially reduce the risk of developing dementia.1 In particular, there are important inter-relationships between major physical conditions (such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes) and dementia. Improved understanding of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis also offer great potential for improved treatment and prevention strategies for dementia. Preventative health provides one of the most promising developments to date in reducing the social and economic costs of dementia on our ageing society into the future. This paper sets out the case for the establishment of a National Dementia Preventative Health Strategy. With the prevalence of dementia projected to reach around one million by 2050 and the cost of dementia care set to outstrip any other health condition, it is timely that dementia takes its place in national preventative health planning.Availability: (1)

Consumer Involvement in Dementia Research: Alzheimer's Australia's Consumer Dementia Research Network /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 20-page Australian paper provides the context and rationale for developing a network that supports carers and people with dementia to take an active role in contributing to better dementia care practice and outcomesAvailability: (1)

Person-centred dementia care : a resource for staff and carers /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Page, Meg.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: 23 p. : tables.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Edited by Georgina GarnerAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia risk reduction : a practical guide for health and lifestyle professionals /

by Farrow, Maree | Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Scullin, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: This guide provides information for health and lifestyle professionals about modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia. Each section explains the evidence for the association of that factor with dementia risk and provides a practical guide to the resources available to health and lifestyle professionals to assist them to work with their clients to address factors of concern. Where possible, hyperlinks are provided to those resources. The guide aims to provide health and lifestyle professionals with a quick reference source to enable them to offer strategies to clients for maintaining their cognitive health and reducing their dementia risk. As many of the risk factors for dementia overlap with those for other chronic conditions that can be addressed by preventative health, the guide draws on existing guidelines and resources, and provides links to these.Availability: (1)

Perspectives on ageing with dementia /

by Weaks, Dot | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Wilkinson, Heather | Agnes Houston.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 19Summary: This paper forms part of a series of Perspectives commissioned to support the five-year research programme, A Better Life. This programme investigates what will improve quality of life for some of the most marginalised, and least heard, people in the UK - older people with high support needs.Availability: (1)

Dementia 2012 : a national challenge /

by Lakey, Louise | Alzheimer's Society | Chandaria, Karishma | Quince, Chris | Kane, Martina | Saunders, Tess.

Publisher: London, U.K. Alzheimer's Society 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Dementia 2012, the first in a series of annual reports, describes how well people are living with dementia in 2012 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Living well is assessed by exploring the seven outcomes that people with dementia and carers have told us are important to them as described in the Dementia Action Alliance National Dementia Declaration for England. These outcomes take into account public services that must form part of the approach, but also wider issues such as family and community.Availability: (1)

Report for the Department of Health and Ageing in relation to services for consumer engagement in the aged care reform process /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2011Description: 194 p.Other title: Consumer engagement in the aged care reform process.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The priority for people with dementia and their families is a focus on the basics of improving care services, hence it is important in undertaking reform that the possible establishment of new organisational and program structures does not distract from the extent to which the current arrangements are failing older people every day. The consultations were a reminder that the quality of life of people with dementia is impacted by issues in the health system. Again in these consultations a key concern was delays in diagnosis and failure to refer to support services. A number of consumers also had poor experiences with the acute care sector. Consumers were also concerned about the future and the need for investment in research. For the person with dementia the journey needs to start with a timely diagnosis, referral to support services, properly resourced assessment services and a link worker (not a call centre) to provide guidance when needed. For the family carer access to dementia education, support in managing BPSD and flexible respite is key. If the basics are covered in the reform process, there may be some chance of the stories told by people living with dementia being more positive in the future.Availability: (1)

High care residential aged care facilities in Victoria : consultation paper /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Government Publishing Service 2000Description: 59 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2000Summary: Over 36,000 older Victorians are residents of Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facilities, of whom just under half are in high care residential care facilities. The Commonwealth Government funds, regulates and sets standards for high and low care facilities. In 1995 the previous Victorian Government removed the State regulatory framework for nursing homes. At the time, it was argued that the State regulatory framework duplicated the Commonwealth's role. The Victorian Government believes that the community expects all levels of Government to work co-operatively to promote the well being of residents living in aged care facilities. Through this paper the Victorian Government wishes to stimulate discussion about positive action that can be taken to promote a greater sense of confidence among older people and their carers about residential aged care services. The Victorian Government believes that people living in residential aged care facilities are entitled to feel secure that they will receive the services they need and that they will be treated with dignity and respect. This paper and the consultations with the community is aimed at promoting these objectives.Availability: (1)

Consumer-directed care : a way to empower consumers? /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2007Summary: This publication provides a resource to help those with an interest in aged care to reflect on whether overseas experience with Consumer-Directed Care (CDC) has relevance in the Australian context. It has been produced now to support the seminars to be given by Dr. Tilly in Australia during July 2007 and to contribute to the policy debate surrounding community care as part of the implementation of the The Way Forward. The paper is not suggesting that Australia should import a new model of care. The welfare and care systems in which CDC has been developed overseas are very different to the Australian context. Rather the paper suggests ways in which the influence of CDC may be extended in Australian programs and services to increase consumer choice.Availability: (1)

Love, loss, and laughter : seeing Alzheimer's differently /

by Greenblat, Cathy.

Publisher: Guildford, CT Globe Pequot Press 2011Description: xvi, 158 p.Summary: More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and nearly 11 million family members and friends serve as unpaid caregivers. "Love, Loss, and Laughter" challenges the typical perception of people with Alzheimer's as "empty shells," lost to themselves and others. Endorsed by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), this important work melds uplifting photographs with thoughtful text by the author, care partners, researchers, medical practitioners, social care providers, activists, and people living with dementia diagnoses. While research for a cure will one day bring an end to the problem, this inspirational book shows and tells how today we can achieve ADI's vision of "a better life for people with dementia and their carers." More than one hundred touching photographs --taken in homes, memory clinics, day programs, and residential centers in the US, France, India, Japan, the Dominican Republic and Canada -- are interwoven with insightful commentaries from thirty-five international contributors whose personal experiences and statements about good practices reinforce the author's message: people with dementia retain vital capacities. Their quality of life can be significantly enhanced via person-centered care that increases confidence, nourishes capacities, and opens better communication strategies.While there is great sadness in losing one's cognitive abilities, family members and caregivers can also share a wealth of love and moments of joy. With the help of this book, our view of Alzheimer's can shift from "the long goodbye" to "the long hello".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Relate, motivate, appreciate : a Montessori resource : promoting positive interaction with people with dementia /

by van der Ploeg, Eva.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Alzheimer's Association Australia 2013; Monash University 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 65-67 and appendicesSummary: Based on research conducted in Australia and in other parts of the world, this is a guide to a new way of thinking about dementia and persons who have dementia.Availability: (1)

Quality of residential aged care : the consumer perspective /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Scullin, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2013 A report for Alzheimer's Australia paper 37 Appendicies : p. 28-32 Bibliography : p. 33-35Summary: This paper discusses from a consumer perspective concerns about the quality of care in a minority of residential aged care facilities. It puts forward strategies to address these concerns and seeks a higher priority for tackling them. ; The paper recognises that there are dedicated, compassionate people who are working hard every day to provide the best care they can within existing funding resources. There is agreement among all stakeholders that there should be zero tolerance for poor quality care, and a common aspiration to achieve high quality residential care outcomes that respect the rights of residents. ; The aim of the paper is to bring providers, staff and consumers together to address the systemic issues in the aged care system that have led to breakdowns in quality care so that we can begin to lay the basis for continuous improvement in quality care. ; The paper proposes two lines of action. Firstly, to take the short-term action necessary to give consumers greater confidence in the complaints scheme and accreditation, and to ensure minimum standards are in place and being upheld for all residents. ; Secondly, to develop a more consumer-oriented system by the greater involvement of consumers in the monitoring, assessment and complaints processes and by much greater transparency in the care outcomes being delivered. Funding issues are important but equally so are leadership and a culture that respects the rights and dignity of older people.Availability: (1)

Alzheimer's disease : activity-focused care. /

by Hellen, Carly R.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Andover Medical Publishers 1992Description: 155 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community care for people with dementia and their carers. /

by Rossiter, Chris | Alzheimer's Association Australia | Alzheimer's Association (Australia).

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. Alzheimer's Association Australia 1993Description: 51 p.Notes: Available from the publisher, PO Box 51, North Ryde NSW 2113. Ph. (02) 878 4466Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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