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Dementia Rehabilitation

  • ID: 5018817
  • Book
  • October 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 460 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Dementia Rehabilitation: Evidence-based Interventions and Clinical Recommendations presents evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques and programs for clinicians. The book covers the implementation of the technique, the evidence for efficacy, how to measure improvement, and the techniques that are best used to improve each function. Coverage includes the use of technology, involvement of care partners, and consideration of different approaches in different stages of dementia.
  • Summarizes evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques
  • Identifies the best methods for functional area by level of dementia
  • Provides assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Includes techniques to improve cognition, physical functions and communication
  • Focuses on improving daily living activities
  • Involves care partners, community, technology and the environment
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1. What people with Dementia want out of rehabilitation
2. Goal setting and expectation management
3. Cognition
4. Physical function including strength, coordination, balance and gait
5. Communication
6. Self-care, domestic life (may be split)
7. Employment
8. Driving
9. Leisure activity
10. Mental health, social roles and self-identity
11. Intersection with other illnesses
e.g. post-surgery, diabetes, delirium
12. Working with care partners and families
13. Inclusive communities
14. Environmental design to support function
15. Models for dementia rehabilitation
community, residential aged care, hospital
16. Implementation and behavior change
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Low, Lee-Fay
Dr. Laver is an occupational therapist at Flinders University Medical Center and winner of the 2015 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, and 2011 National Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award. She has 59 peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of dementia.
Laver, Kate
Kate Laver, PhD, worked at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.
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