About «Dementia-Challenges and New Directions »
As a focus for academic and professional study, dementia has moved rapidly from the margin to the mainstream during the last decade. Understanding of this distressing condition, its etiology and recognition, has become much more widespread and sophisticated. Building on such clinical knowledge, this book challenges the reader to think ethically and in a person-centered way about the implications of dementia at a personal, planning and service provision level; to consider consumer perspectives, not only those of carers but also the much neglected views of individuals with dementia; and to explore less well documented areas such as dementia and Downes Syndrome, depression and early onset dementia. In conclusion, the book illuminates selected topical developments in service provision such as community care, advocacy and aspects of the built and social care environments.