"I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today
A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families.
Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.
Part One: Setting the scene: the landscape of contemporary community mental health nursing practice in dementia care
Voices from the past: the historical alignment of dementia care to nursing
Integrating practice and knowledge in a clinical context
"We put our heads together"
Risk and dementia
Part Two: Dementia care nursing in the community: assessment and practice approaches
Assessment and therapeutic approaches for community mental health nursing dementia care practice
Cognitive-behavioural interventions in dementia
Turning rhetoric into reality
From screening to intervention
The community mental health nurse role in sharing a diagnosis of dementia
Psychosocial interventions with family carers of people with dementia
Normalization as a philosophy of dementia care
Assessing and responding to challenging behaviour in dementia
Part Three: Leading and developing community mental health nursing in dementia
Clinical supervision and dementia care
Multi-agency and inter-agency working
Higher level practice