When all is said and done, I am not a big fan of the social care and NHS services being run down, with the reassurance that if you did deep into your pockets and promote a certain type of research into dementia there might possibly be a cure for dementia by 2025.
The third, and final book, I felt built on my two previous books on dementia in providing an overview of what the overall care pathway might look like. The book was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on 19 January 2017, and is entitled “Enhancing health and wellbeing in dementia: a person-centred integrated care approach.”
Thanks enormously to my publishers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, for great support in providing a selection of dementia books including mine for the afternoon.
The book follows the following ‘planks’.
Thanks very much to the Arlington Centre, Camden, for hosting this third book launch. I was pleased we had a great mix of around fifty people there, including Prof Dawn Brooker who has written extensively on person-centred care in dementia.
Kate Swaffer led the discussion at the end of the programme of talks, in response to the topics covered.
Photos of the event
Enhancing health and wellbeing in dementia
Discussion extract (chaired by Kate Swaffer)
Promoting wellbeing in care homes: Yvonne Manson and Joe Walker, Balhouise Care
Preventing excess disability in dementia through psychological therapies, Reinhard Guss
Living alone with dementia, Jo Moriarty
Person-centred care in acute hospitals: a clinical specialist nurse’s view. Lucy Frost
Supporting well in dementia care in the future, talk by Maneesh Juneja