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Explorations in Dementia

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Michael Bender is a consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Psychological Services to Older Adults in Plymouth Community Services NHS Trust. He lectures and publishes extensively on the psychology of old age and dementia, and is co-author of Understanding Dementia, also available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Based on the findings of several in-depth research studies and on the author's long experience of working with people with dementia, this groundbreaking book provides fresh perspectives on the condition. Showing how evidence is lacking to support the model of dementia as a disease, the book explores the possibilities of psychological intervention for remediable or enduring cognitive losses.

Drawing on contemporary theoretical concepts including multiple selves, personal construct theory, intrapsychic survival and the effect of historical and political factors on older people's well being, the author calls for a more positive and constructive approach to improving the lives of people with dementia.


Part I The scientific status of the standard paradigm and its implications: the scientific status of the standard paradigm; how is the standard paradigm maintained?; the effects of the paradigm - the rise of memory clinics. Part II A framework for understanding the individual: how can we understand the person who is experiencing cognitive loss(es)? Part III Perspectives of understanding: old in Britain today; psychological explanations of disorientation; difficulties and problems, with Sally Robbins; cycles of negotiation; the context of assessment - before the professionals; the client's position; insight "inconsistency" and selves; interpersonal and intrapsychic survival, with Sally Robbins. Part IV Futures: in practice; ways forward.

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Titre: Explorations in Dementia
Sous-titre: Theoretical and Research Studies Into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses
Code EAN: 9781843100409
ISBN: 1843100401
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 444
Poids: 619g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm x T23mm
Année: 2003


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