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Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

John Keady | Charlotte Clarke | Catherine E. Gibb | Catherine Gibb | Charlotte L. Clarke | Heather Wilkinson



Risk is central to professional practice, assessment and decision-making in dementia care. Yet theories of risk are often complex and difficult to translate into everyday practice.

This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. The authors provide an overview of the legislative framework currently in place, and of the ethical dilemmas which may emerge in practice. Frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making are offered, and the importance of including the person with dementia, their family, and care providers in decision-making is emphasised. Throughout the book, case studies are used to illustrate effective negotiation and practical solutions to risk dilemmas in practice.

This book highlights principles of good practice for managing risk in dementia care, and presents a rounded approach that will help practitioners negotiate some of the complex issues this entails.

This practical book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care. It includes an overview of the current legislative framework and discusses ethical dilemmas. The author proposes frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making, and emphasises the importance of including the person with dementia, their family and care providers.
Journal of Dementia Care
The appearance of this little text, packed with insights, could not e more timely. Forming the latest in the helpful series of Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides, the book's authors tackle core issues for the assessment and management of risk for people who live with dementia... It is to be hoped that the authors in future will give more consideration to issues that are only touched on briefly in the book, due no doubt to lack of space. These include the intriguing topic of resilience among older people and the difficult challenge of recasting societal values associated with age and ageing. One knotty problem is how the positive connotations of the notion of living well with dementia, which these researchers rightly favour, can be effectively translated into the wider structures of the UK's diverse polity.
Charlotte L. Clarke is Professor of Nursing Practice Development Research and Associate Dean at Northumbria University. Catherine E. Gibb is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. John Keady is Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing at the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Heather Wilkinson is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and Research Director for the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.
A very practical book which offers a way of viewing risk that is not black and white.
Dementia Newsletter
this book provides a useful, easy-to-follow guide for practitioners who are involved with delivering services to people with dementia, wanting to better understand and navigate the complexities of risk assessment and management.
Journal of Ageing & Society
Another useful and progressive good practice guide from the Bradford Dementia Group which will help you to understand risk and thereby to support residents to take - and live well with - risks.
Caring Times
The strength of this guide is that it rests on authentic experiences and practice encounters in health and social care. This has resulted in an accessible text suitable for people who have attended various 'risk training' events and those who have not.
International Journal of Integrated Care