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Service delivery model for the confused elderly. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1989Description: 19 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography: p.19Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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).

A carer's guide : helping you care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias. /

by Teitel, Rosette | Wall, Sharon.

Publisher: Lane Cove, N.S.W. Finch Publishing 2001Description: 218 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Written by a woman whose husband developed vascular dementia, this easy-to-read volume provides essential information for anyone caring for a person with dementia, using minimal jargon and including practical suggestions and a questions and answers section. While originally designed for a U.S. audience, this edition contains extra information for Australasian readers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving dementia care : a resource for training and professional development. /

by Loveday, Buz (ed.) | Kitwood, Tom (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Hawker Publications 1998Description: 87 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. + 78 exercise sheets.Notes: PERMANENT LOAN BCC Regional Office contact: Meg Page, Care Manager 3 September 2008 Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Relationship-centred care and the 'Senses' framework /

by Nolan, Mike | Davies, Sue | Ryan, Tony.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Why is good quality residential care so very difficult to achieve? /

by Whitby, Paul.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Out and about : a valued community respite service /

by Ryan, Tony.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

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).

Reminiscence, communication and conversation /

by Schweitzer, Pam | Bruce, Errollyn.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

A family-centred approach to dementia care /

by Hibberd, Penny | Lemmer, Bill | Keady, John.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Report to the Minister for Ageing on residential care and people with psychogeriatric disorders /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Bibliography: p. 32-38Summary: "The purpose of this report is to advise the Minister for Ageing on: current issues on the management of older people with significant violent or aggressive behaviours in aged care homes; practices and service delivery models that appear to be effective in caring for this client group; the extent of collaboration needed across sectors to meet the care needs of this client group; immediate steps that could be undertaken to improve care delivery; and longer term options to promote, if desired, national consistency in care delivery." -- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care : an analysis using the PIAC cohort /

by Powierski, Andrew | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Karmel, Rosemary | Peut, Ann | Anderson, Phil.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Data.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Cat. no. CSI 9 The authors of this report were Andrew Powierski, Rosemary Karmel and Phil Anderson of the Data Linkage Unit, and Ann Peut of the Ageing and Aged Care Unit, at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).Summary: Caregivers regularly identify respite as their most urgent care need, and the provision of respite care has developed in response to this. Current evidence about respite use patterns for people with dementia and their carers is largely based on small-scale studies and qualitative research. This report assesses the take-up of residential respite care (RRC) following an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval for people with and without dementia. It analyses data from the Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) project which uses record linkage to identify use of aged care programs following an assessment by an ACAT. It focuses on the take-up of RRC by 32,000 people who were living in the community and had a relevant ACAT approval in the 2003-04 financial year.Availability: (1)

Dementia and the take-up of residential respite care /

by Powierski, Andrew | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Karmel, Rosemary | Peut, Ann | Anderson, Phil.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Bulletin ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Cat. no. AUS 124 Bibliography : p. 22-23Summary: People caring for those with dementia have identified respite care as one of their critical care needs. Their low use of respite care, however, appears to belie this stated need. Evidence about respite use patterns for people with dementia and their carers has to date largely been based on small-scale studies and qualitative research. A recent systematic review of the literature on transitions in care of people with dementia found little that described common pathways and transitions between care types, including the use of respite care (Runge et al. 2009). This study aims to fill part of this evidence gap using nationally linked administrative data to quantify the extent to which residential respite care is taken up by those with and without dementia. The study is based on 32,000 members of the Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) cohort who had an approval for residential respite care use from an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) in 2003?04.Availability: (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)

Key concepts in social gerontology /

by Phillips, Judith E | Ajrouch, Kristine J | Hillcoat-Nalletamby, Sarah.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2010Description: vii, 240 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Summary: Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in aging across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline. The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the ?building blocks? of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area. Each concept is explored in terms of its history, application, usefulness to theory and research, and significance in practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Aging : concepts and controversies /

by Moody, Harry R.

Edition: 6th ed.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA Pine Forge Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications 2009Description: xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-484) and index. Contents: Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging -- Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning? -- Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old? -- Controversy 3. Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age? -- Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society -- Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People? -- Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own? -- Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices? -- Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives? -- Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society -- Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement? -- Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security? -- Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete? -- Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust? -- App. A. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology -- App. B. Internet Resources on Aging.Summary: The sixth edition of this student friendly textbook provides both a thorough explanation of the issues, as well as current research and controversies, exploring health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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