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How We Think About Dementia
Author: Julian C. Hughes

ISBN: 9781849054775
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 6 July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4
Description:
Exploring concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature and ethics of palliative care, this book will help those in the caring professions to understand and engage with the thoughts and arguments underpinning the experience of dementia and dementia care. Dementia is associated with ageing: what is the significance of this? People speak about person-centred care, but what is personhood and how can it be maintained? What is capacity, and how is it linked with the way a person with dementia is cared for as a human being? How should we think about the law in relation to the care of older people? Is palliative care the right approach to dementia, and if so what are the consequences of this view? What role can the arts play in ensuring quality of life for people with dementia? In answering such questions, Julian Hughes brings our attention back to the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, shedding new light on the significance and implications for those in the caring professions as well as commissioners, policy makers, faith leaders and academics, and those living with dementia and their families.

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