Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face. Key Features • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education • Real life case studies link theoretical discussion to actual patient care • Activities help build problem-solving and decision-making skills • Explores how the subject is relevant to all fields of practice



About this Book

This book is aimed at supporting pre-registration students from all fields of nursing to meet the NMC competencies, but our desire primarily is to encourage person-centred humanised care for this vulnerable group and their families. The book is organised around the NMC (2010) domains and essential skills clusters. It has activities and case studies. These will help you engage with key concepts to develop your understanding and to encourage your ability to recognise the link between theory and practice.

Book Structure

This book has eight chapters. The first offers the context in which dementia nursing care may be needed, while the second explores models of care that we feel would be useful in dementia care. Chapter 3 encourages you to think about yourself, your ...

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