Multi-disciplinary research

Supportive care for the person with dementia (2010)

Editor(s): Hughes JC; Lloyd-Williams M; Sachs GA

    Abstract: Contains the views of both carers and of a person with dementiaContains a broad perspective, looking at a variety of different types of dementia and includes perspectives from different countries, including from developing countriesMoves through a variety of different perspectives on dementia, reflecting physical, psychological, social and spiritual concernsSupportive 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. Supportive Care for the person with dementia provides just such a broad and full 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. It is an ideal resource for all clinicians who are part of an interdisciplinary team caring for sufferers with this debilitating illness.

      • Series Title: Supportive Care Series
      • Number of Pages: 336
      • Publisher: Oxford University Press
      • Publication type: Edited book
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Palliative Care, Supportive Care, Dementia


      Professor Julian Hughes
      Honorary Professor of Philosophy of Ageing and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry