◾Deals with all aspects of a survey dedicated to dementia in nursing homes
◾Discusses the state-of-the art in dementia with a focus on nursing home practice and research
◾Passes knowledge of international nurse experts
Written by leading international experts, this book discusses the latest advances in the field of dementia in nursing homes. The topics and findings covered are based on their survey and on a scientific literature review. Dementia is spreading worldwide, placing a growing burden on healthcaresystems and caregivers, as well as those affected. With increasing and complex care needs, nursing home admission is often necessary. Globally, over half of nursing home residents suffer from dementia.
The book provides essential information on the most important issues in dementia in nursing homes today, including meaningful activities, patient-/person-centered care, psychosocial interventions, challenging behavior, inclusion and support of family members, pain, staff training and education, communication, polypharmacy, quality of life, end-of-life care and advanced care planning, depression, delirium, multidisciplinary approaches, physical restraints and care dependency.
Each topic is covered by an international expert in dementia. As such, the book will appeal to professional nurses, nursing scientists, nursing students, other healthcare professionals, and to a broad readership, and will provide a valuable resource for those working in nursing homes, as well as researchers in the field.
Sandra Schüssler completed her training as a psychiatric-mental health nurse and acquired a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree in Nursing Science at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. She is currently the Debuty Head of the Institute of Nursing Science, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Sandra Schüssler is author and reviewer in several national and international journals. Her research area is dementia in view of care dependency and nursing care problems (e.g. incontinence, physical restraints, malnutrition) in nursing homes.
Christa Lohrmann is a nurse and obtained a MA of nursing education from the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany, and a PhD from Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany. She is a Professor of Nursing Science and Head of Department of the Institute of Nursing Science, Medical University of Graz, Austria, She is fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science. Her research topics focused among others on care dependency and nursing care problems in older adults.