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Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare) Paperback – 1 Apr 1997

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 1 edition (1 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335198554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335198559
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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"There are many practical ideas for how carers can interact with people with dementia to make their life more enjoyable. In my opinion this book should be required reading for those who train carers...I believe enjoyment and satisfaction will be obtained by carers andcareworkers who study this book." - Alzheimer's Disease Society Newsletter "It has much to offer to all readers and provides and excellent summary and starting point to question our philosophies and practices in relation to dementia care." - Signpost "This is a very radical book; it could be calledrevolutionary...(it) is relevant to all professionals engaged in direct practice with people with dementia as well as policy makers, service planners, managers and resource holders...I believe that it will profoundly influence the development of dementia care in the years ahead." - Journal of Dementia Care "Kitwood's book is an eloquent reminder of the importance of relationship's in caring." - Mental Health Care "...essential reading for anyone working with people with dementia or those who care for them...Kitwood's book is a convincing demonstration that the effort is worthwhile for us all." - Reminiscence "This book sets out a view of dementia and dementia care that is at once simple and profound. The core theory is essentially social-psychological, but it is grounded in a clear moral stance on the value of each individual, and constant awareness of the neurological implications. Tom Kitwood has been highly influential in lifting the status of dementia carepractice to a fascinating speciality that is both art and science. The force of the ideas and the clarity of the writing make this book compelling reading." - Journal of Dementia Care "This book may come to be regarded as a landmark in dementia care." - The Journal of the British Association for service to the elderly "This book arrives with numerous advantages: it has the endorsement of noted authorities in the dementia field; Kitwoodhas 10 years' experience of writing on the subject; it contains a fewcartoons, poems and photos to soften the text; and it appears as partof the 'Re-thinking ageing' series, whose quality is already established. It is also very well produced." - Community Practitioner "For some years now, Tom Kitwood's work on dementia care has stood out as the most important, innovative and creative development in a field that has for too long been neglected. This book is alandmark in dementia care; it brings together, and elaborates on, Kitwood's theory of dementia and of person-centred care in an accessible fashion, that will make this an essential source for all working and researching in the field of dementia care." - Robert Woods, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Wales "Over the last ten years or so Tom Kitwood has made a truly remarkable contribution to our understanding of dementia, and to raising expectations of what can be achieved with empathy and skill. This lucid accountof his thinking and work will communicate his approach to a yet wideraudience. It is to be warmly welcomed." - Mary Marshall, Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

About the Author

Tom Kitwood is currently the Leader of Bradford Dementia Group and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bradford. He has worked with and for people with dementia for over ten years, and has a rich experience also in training related to dementia care. His many publications in this field are widely known.


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This book was of great help to me and my family because we had members of our family suffering with Dementia but not just this I found the book great while trying to understand this condition myself would say you would find this book off great help.
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Excellent reading at the the time - as I had a relative who was suffering with this condition and it helped explain a lot of aspects of the condition
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The book provides very detailed information about dementia and the ways of understanding the condition. Occasionally the author writes thoroughly and might make the reader to skip some pages. Overall would recommend the book for professionals who are working with people who has dementia.
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Tom Kitwood knows dementia
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I think this book is one of the greatest written with regards to the personhood in dementia care. The person with dementia is recognised as the REAL expert where their illness is concerned, and we need to listen. This takes time, commitment, small homes, plenty of staff, on-going, in-house training and support. Expensive? perhaps. Worthwhile? definitely. Had the approach, advocated in this book, been taken when it was written, then we would be leading lights in the world of dementia care. Sadly we appear to have failed miserably.
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Up to date and incorporates modern edeas and thoughts around people with dementia. The book is laid out well and is 'signposted' throughout so that you can go back to something for reference.
This book also looks at the way forward, how the author sees dementia care in the future and gives a comprehensive breakdown of the many ways this can be achieved. This book has proved invaluable in my profession - occupational therapist within Dementia care & assessment.
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Good book for explaining how dementia effects people and giving practitioners and others practical advice for working with / or caring for people with dementia.
Kitwood considers the individual and advocates recognising the humanity of people with dementia and not just their illness.
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this is a great book for all whether working in a dementia care setting or being a carer for a person with dementia. Give a very good insight of the illness and provide some personal experiences which open every reader's eyes to what it is like to suffer from dementia.
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