Supportive care for the person with dementia

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Greg A. Sachs

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Abstract

Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care and cure from the time of diagnosis until, and beyond, death. It recognizes the need for an inter-disciplinary approach and for continuity of care. Supportive care in dementia must, therefore, be broad in its scope and application. This book provides such a perspective, drawing upon the experience and expertise of a wide range of internationally-based professionals to outline a model of supportive care that will provide good quality and holistic care for people with dementia. Making use of real-life reports from both patients and carers to help readers fully understand the reality of dementia, the book examines the key principles that guide the practice of supportive care. It looks at how supportive care can be used, and specific benefits a care model of this type can bring to the complex problems that are frequently encountered when treating this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730269
ISBN (Print)9780199554133
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011

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Keywords

  • Cure
  • Dementia
  • Holistic care
  • Palliative care
  • Supportive care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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