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Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment 2ed

by Ian James and Louisa Jackman Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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The innovative Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Model for dementia care has recently been updated, leading to new advances in the field. This revised second edition guide to assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge associated with dementia includes these latest developments along with new sections on what have traditionally been considered controversial topics.


The new chapters cover issues including:

- End of life care

- Use of therapeutic dolls

- Lies and deception

- Physical restraint during personal care

- Racism towards care staff


With a particular emphasis on non-pharmacological approaches, this book details the range of behaviours common in individuals with dementia, along with the most affective assessment and treatment techniques for health care professionals.

PART I: Setting the Scene. 1. Introduction. 2. The Nature of Dementia. 3. An Introduction to Behaviours that Challenge and their Causes. PART II: Clinical Interventions for Behaviours that Challenge. 4. Clinical Approaches to Behaviours that Challenge. 5. Pharmacological Approaches. 6. Screening of Health Conditions Associated with Confusion and Behaviours that Challenge. 7. Communication and Interaction Training (CAIT) Programme for Carers. 8. The Use of Protocol Interventions in the Treatment of Behaviours that Challenge. 9 Psychological and Other Non-Pharmacological Approaches. 10. The Newcastle Model: An Illustration of a Specialist Team's Clinical Model. 11. Case Studies Using the Newcastle Model. 12. Service Development. PART III: Controversial Topics. 13. Racism in Care Settings: How Staff Cope with Racist Comments, Ian James & Katharina Reichelt, Newcastle Clinical Psychology Team. 14. The Use of Physical Restraint to Deliver Essential Personal Care to Incapacitated Older Adults with Dementia, Alan Howarth, Matt Crooks & Deborah Sells, Northumberland County Challenging Behaviour Team. 15. Use of Dolls in Dementia Care, Ian James & Jennifer Loan, Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Team. 16. Therapeutic Lying: A Rationale for Improving Therapists' Abilities to Lie, Ian James & Roberta Caiazza, Newcastle Clinical Psychology Team. 17. Behaviours that Challenge at the End of Life, Julian Hughes, RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People). References.

Ian Andrew James is Head of Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Service and Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. Having graduated in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, he undertook a PhD in cognitive psychology at Lancaster University. After completing his clinical training at Newcastle University, he spent four years at Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, undertaking work on therapeutic competence. He has published extensively in the field of mental health, training and clinical supervision, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. He is a lecturer on the Clinical Psychology course at Newcastle University, and now focuses on applying therapy to people with dementia.