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The Resource Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first, Tom Kitwood

Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first, Tom Kitwood

Label
Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first
Title
Dementia reconsidered
Title remainder
the person comes first
Statement of responsibility
Tom Kitwood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Kitwood breaks new ground in this book. Many of the older ideas about dementia are subjected to critical scrutiny and reappraisal, drawing on research evidence, logical analysis and the author's own experience. The unifying theme is the personhood of men and women who have dementia - an issue that was grossly neglected for many years both in psychiatry and care practice. Each chapter provides a definitive statement on a major topic related to dementia, for example: the nature of 'organic mental impairment', the experience of dementia, the agenda for care practice, and the transformation of the culture of care. While recognizing the enormous difficulties of the present day, the book clearly demonstrates the possibility of a better life for people who have dementia, and comes to a cautiously optimistic conclusion. It will be of interest to all professionals involved in dementia care or provision, students on courses involving psychogeriatrics or social work with older people, and family carers of people with dementia
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitwood, T. M
Dewey number
362.2/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.K58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 E-972
  • WT 155
NLM item number
K62d 1997
Series statement
Rethinking ageing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dementia
  • Dignity
Label
Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first, Tom Kitwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-154) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On being a person -- Dementia as a psychiatric category -- How personhood is undermined -- Personhood maintained -- The experiences of dementia -- Improving care: the next step forward -- The caring organization -- Requirements of a caregiver -- The task of cultural transformation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780335198559
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96052125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm36074517
  • (OCoLC)36074517
Label
Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first, Tom Kitwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-154) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On being a person -- Dementia as a psychiatric category -- How personhood is undermined -- Personhood maintained -- The experiences of dementia -- Improving care: the next step forward -- The caring organization -- Requirements of a caregiver -- The task of cultural transformation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780335198559
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96052125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm36074517
  • (OCoLC)36074517

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