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Person-Centred Dementia Care: Making Services Better (Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides) [Paperback]

Dawn Brooker
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15 Dec 2006 Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides
The term person-centred care has been widely used, misused and ill defined. It is used frequently in the aims and objectives for dementia care services and provision, although in practice what lies behind the rhetoric can be questionable. This book gives fresh definition to the important ideas behind and the implementation of person centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker explains the four key elements of person centred care that comprise the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). With an emphasis on practical application, Person Centred Dementia Care provides care organisations with clear, accessible guidelines on how to put the VIPS model into operation for effective care that is 'fit for VIPs'. Part 2 of the book comprises the VIPS organisational reflection tool, which care providers can use to assess how well they think they are doing at providing person-centred care. This will be essential reading for practitioners working with and policy makers responsible for people with dementia at all levels.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd; 1 edition (15 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843103370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843103370
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 13.7 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dawn Brooker is Strategic Lead Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) at the Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford. She has twenty years' academic and clinical experience of working in the field of dementia, during which her particular research interest has been the improvement of quality of life and of services for people with dementia.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Help 2 Sep 2009
4 years ago my husband was diagnosed with Korsakoff syndrome which has got worse and is a form of dementia . This book has been great help in understanding how the mind works or not in some one who cannot make sense of the world around him.
A good book for anyone coping with someone who has dementia or a student who may want to study mental illness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
My wife has dementure and is in care. I want to understand her needs and I was referred to Tom Kitwood as the leading expert on this subject. I ordered this book because it was published 10 years later than Tom Kitwood's most recent book and thought it would be more up to date. I found it easy to read with most technical terms (and acronyms) defined.

It seems to be written primarily as advice to managers in organisations delivering dementure care, but gives a useful description of current views and best practice. The book makes numerous references to Tom Kitwood's work and is heavily based on his views.

The book is quite repetitive in some areas and in some parts it seems more focussed with the treatment of staff delivering the care than the patients (especially in Chapter 2). Nevertheless overall I found it helpful, but I do now feel it necessary to obtain Tom Kitwood's book " Dementure Care Reconsidered" in order to gain a deeper understanding of the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written! 10 Jan 2013
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This book is a very good read for anyone who is involved in training or delivering care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker draws on work of other people who have researched the subject well and submits great ideologies, philosophy, and understanding, grounded in experiential learning.

If you want to understand the world from the perspective of the person afflicted with dementia and appreciate the care demands to enhance their physical, psychosocial well being then get this book and read it TWICE!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Person -Centred Dementia Care 30 April 2014
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A bargain book containing a wealth of information. Its gives a synopsis of the transformation of elder care in asylums to dementia care as a specialist field. It then gives a template for auditing and developing care that transfers across a range of settings and client groups. Its an easy, well referenced read for any student professional and invaluable for managers wanting to benchmark and improve person centred care in their own setting.
I think this should be mandatory reading for anyone exploring person centred care.
The copy I have just bought replaces one that a colleague borrowed AND KEPT. It has been so valuable to me I had to replace it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Used for reference purpose 5 April 2014
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had to use this book for dementia care assignment i found it to be quite useful for references and guidance
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5.0 out of 5 stars Damaged book as good as new 21 Mar 2014
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I bought a 'damaged' book but the damage was minimal with a bent corner on front page. Other than that the book was in good condition though it was offered at the price for a damaged copy. I was pleasantly surprised
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