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Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy

and Practice
Louise McCabe Ph.D is a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Her research interests focus on people with dementia and associated policy and practice issues. To date published work has included research on social policy and services for people with dementia in the UK and India; policy and service issues for people with alcohol related dementia; and frontline health and social care staff. Her current research grants bring together an interest in how lifestyle choices around health, exercise and alcohol use can influence the experiences of people with dementia. She also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate dementia studies courses at the University of Stirling.
Foreword by Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland. Introduction. Section I. 1. Towards a Holistic Approach for Understanding Dementia, Anthea Innes, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. 2. Developing Evidence for Action: Dementia Care in Canada, Scott Dudgeon, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada. 3. Epidemiology: An Overview of Current and Predicted Epidemiological Factors Shaping Dementia Care, Nicola Coley, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Toulouse, France and Sandrine Andrieu, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Toulouse University Medical School, France. 4. Integrated Care and Treatment of Dementia: Defining Best Practice for the 21st Century, Emma Reynish, Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Section II. 5. Policy to Enable People with Dementia to Live Well with Dementia: Development of the National Dementia Strategy for England, Sube Banerjee, Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, Institute oPsychiatry, London, UK. 6. Three Alzheimer Plans in France (2008-2012), Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez, Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, France. 7. Implementing a Regional Strategy: The Fife Dementia Strategy, Louise McCabe, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. 8. Challenges of Developing a Dementia Strategy: The Case of Malta, Charles Scerri, Lecturer in Neuropathology and Neuropsychopharmacology, University of Malta. Section III. 9. The Function of Memory Clinics and Post-diagnostic Services for People Newly-diagnosed with Dementia and their Families, Fiona Kelly, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland and Paulina Szymczynska, Research Associate, University of Stirling, Scotland. 10. Bridging the Gap for Dementia Care in India, Amit Dias, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Goa Medical College, India. 11. Evaluating the Impact of Environmental Design Features on Physical Activity Levels of Individuals with Dementia Living in Residential Accommodation, Loren de Vries, Transitional Nurse Practitioner, The Garrawarra Centre, New South Wales, Australia and Victoria Traynor, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Australia. 12. Innovative Dementia Training in the Deep South of the United States, Chris Johnson, Visiting Professor in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland and Roxanna Johnson, PhD Student in Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. Conclusion. Index.
An often surprisingly frank exploration of the development and implementation of policy, the nature of dementia and innovations in practice, written by international experts who are actively working in the field. It reflects the progress made in the last two decades and highlights the huge problems that are yet to be solved in a world where the increasing numbers of people with dementia may not be balanced by increasing resources.
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