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Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia

Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia

Jill Manthorpe | Suzanne Cahill | Bob Woods | Esme Moniz-Cook | Rose-Marie Droes | Hilary Husband | Molly Burnham | Steffi Urbas | Georgina Charlesworth | Manuel Franco | Inge Cantegreil-Kallen | Linda Clare | Myrra Vernooij-Dassen | Richard Cheston | Rabih Chattat | Irene Carr



For the increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia each year, treatment in the early stages can make a significant difference to their quality of life. This book provides examples of psychosocial interventions: taking into consideration the individual, social and environmental aspects of the person's life.

It looks at ways of providing support at the time of diagnosis and goes on to explore a variety of interventions and services for the treatment of early dementia. Bringing together the knowledge and experiences of professionals from both the UK and Europe, the contributors describe interventions for both psychological and practical problems with case examples such as memory support groups, art therapies and assistive technologies for use in the home.

This accessible book will be essential reading for practitioners and carers working with those with early dementia and will be extremely useful in both professional development and for those new to dementia care.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
1. Towards cities as engines of human development
2. Justice, City-making and the Capability Approach
3. Drivers: Evictions and well-being of dwellers in Lagos waterfront informal settlements, Nigeria
4. Practices: Experiences and claims for participation in London’s Euston area, United Kingdom
5. Aspirations: Re-imagining urban regeneration in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
6. Abilities: Housing (un)freedoms in Nova Primavera estate, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
7. Opportunities: Democratising urban governance through Neighbourhood Planning Associations in Kisumu, Kenya
8. Agency: Claiming rights through the occupation of vacant buildings in inner São Paulo, Brazil
9. Trajectories: Pursuing ‘Buen Vivir’ through participatory neighbourhood planning in Quito, Ecuador
10. Learning: Expanding capabilities through knowledge co-production about city-making in Freetown, Sierra Leone