Nursing & Health: Dementia Care

By Dawn Booker & Sue Lillyman
July 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications 
ISBN: 9780273773719
60 Pages
$18.95 Spiral bound


Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. 

All you need to know on:



Dementia overview

Numbers, types and symptoms

Person-centred approaches

National dementia strategies

Guidelines and websites

Communicating well in dementia care

Understanding common cognitive impairments

Special approaches in hospitals

The VERA framework

Non-verbal communication

Diagnosis of dementia

Diagnostic tests

Sub-types of dementia

Pharmacological treatment for dementia

Cholinesterase inhibitors


Families as partners in care

Useful websites for family carers


Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Assessing capacity

Best interests decision-making

Least restrictive actions and deprivation of liberty

MCA provisions

Ethical decision-making

Pain assessment and management

Pain assessment tools for people with dementia

Non-verbal pain indicators

Caring for a person with dementia who is in pain

Nutrition and hydration

Assessment of nutritional needs

Weight loss

Weight gain

Helping a person with dementia to eat

Tube/enteral feeding

Dementia-friendly environments

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)

Get a clear description of the behaviour

Neuro-psychological factors

Life story factors

Physical health

Quality of care


Anti-psychotic drugs

Anti-psychotic prescribing for patients with delirium

Acute confusional states (delirium) and dementia

What is delirium?

General symptoms

Risk factors



End of life care

Useful resources

Safeguarding from abuse and neglect

What is abuse?

People at risk of abuse

Why does abuse happen?

Being vigilant

Taking action

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