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Author Power, G. Allen, author

Title Dementia beyond drugs : changing the culture of care / by G. Allen Power ; forewords by Kate Swaffer, William H. Thomas
Edition Second edition
Baltimore, Maryland : Health Professions Press, Inc., [2017]


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Description xxi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The universe of dementia : and what lies beyond -- The pill paradigm : a critical look at medication use -- "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" : experiencing the institutional model -- "Abandon hope" : a deeper look at institutionalization -- "Other eyes" : introducing the experiential model -- Putting the dragon to sleep : deinstitutionalizing care environments -- Bingo and bird funerals : meaning and activity in daily life -- Death of the nursing home? aging in community -- Face to face : basic interpersonal approaches -- Getting past the words : language and communication -- "I know you're my friend" : general advice for understanding distress -- "I want to go home" : approaches to specific scenarios -- "They're poisoning the food" : nondrug approaches to paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions -- "How low can you go?" : can we achieve drug-free care?
Summary "Reducing the use of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia is key to successfully implementing compassionate, person-centered practices in your organization - and this book shows clearly why and how it can be done. The revised second edition of this award-winning resource introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications are not the solution to ease the distress experienced by individuals living with dementia. Outlined here is the information and inspiration you need to provide alternative solutions for individualized support and care"--Cover
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Dementia -- Treatment.
Dementia -- therapy.
Dementia -- psychology.
Nursing Homes.
Homes for the Aged.
Attitude of Health Personnel.
Author Swaffer, Kate, author of foreward
Thomas, William H., author of foreward
LC no. 2016030078
ISBN 9781938870644