Journals Higher Education

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25 October 2007

224 Pages | 12 b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780198566878


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Living and Dying with Dementia

Dialogues about Palliative Care

Neil Small, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs

  • Provides a critical, conceptual look at dementia- taking an unusual narrative approach
  • Introduces personal accounts, either from patients or those caring for them, that offer a different perspective to that of the professional
  • Includes examples of care initiatives
  • Explores the interaction of individual experience and social context
  • Seeks to build an ethics of care
  • Considers what a good death with dementia might look like
  • Dementia affects one person in 20 over the age of 65 and one person in five over the age of 80
  • There are nearly 25 million people worldwide with dementia, and this is increasing every year with an ageing population
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