This book is one in a series that aims to provide a sound foundation of care for students and newly qualified nurses. The text considers the most integral and necessary aspects of care for the person with dementia and has been written on the basis that it is essential for all nurses and carers to be able to understand both the conceptual and individual features of caring so as to ensure that they provide quality care. Chapters will include: What is dementia?; practical caring skills; therapeutic approaches; empowerment, elder abuse and legal issues; current service provision; and research and development.
Kirsty Beart is Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at De Montfort University, Leicester.