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Title:
Dementia beyond drugs : changing the culture of care
Author:
Power, G. Allen.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore : HPP/Health Professions Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : what it isn't, what it is -- 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 anxiety and agitation -- "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?
ISBN:
9781932529562
Format :
Book

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