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Promoting Resilience in Dementia Care

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This practice-focused resource shows dementia care professionals how to harness resilience in their daily practice when working with people living with dementia. Nurturing and developing resilience can hugely improve quality of life for people living with dementia, and as such it is an important tool for practitioners to provide targeted, meaningful support that fits into the lives of people with dementia and care partners.

This book guides readers through the key concepts of resilience within the context of dementia and explains the unique challenges and opportunities of developing resilience in this situation. It also provides real-world examples of resilience in dementia assessment and care and suggests clear frameworks for applying resilience in daily practice, as well as template assessment sheets. A practical and accessible resource, this book helps professionals ensure that people with dementia are treated as individuals actively engaged in their own lives and in the care which they receive.

Product details

  • ISBN: 9781785926006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • Published: 21st February 2020
  • Country of Publication: GB
  • Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.0

About the author

Julie Christie is the UK and Europe region manager for The Dementia Centre at HammondCare.  She is a Visiting Research Fellow a the University of Edinburgh and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.  Julie is a registered social worker and has a PhD.  She lives in Glasgow, UK.

Industry Reviews

Stories of resilience in living with dementia are stories for us all. This practical, insightful and well-researched book brings this important concept to life and offers creative solutions to everyday situations. A topical and highly important book. - Professor John Keady, Dementia and Ageing Research Team, The University of Manchester, UK and Founding Co-editor Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice (2002-2018)

At a time of significant upheaval within the field of dementia care, this book provides a clearly stated and carefully reasoned framework to guide practice and deepen our understanding of the challenges of living with dementia. A compelling case is made for supporting and building people's resilience through dementia care practice. The author takes a hands-on approach, anchored in the lived experience of people with dementia, whose perspectives and voices are shared throughout. This excellent and accessible book will be an invaluable resource to dementia practitioners, students of health and social care and anyone with an interest in enhancing their skills and knowledge in supporting people living with dementia. - Dr Richard Ward, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling