Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Editor(s): Hugo de Waal, Constantine Lyketsos, David Ames, John O'Brien

Published Online: 7 JUL 2013

Print ISBN: 9781119953494

Online ISBN: 9781118378663

DOI: 10.1002/9781118378663

About this Book

Dementia is increasingly and widely recognised as a serious health and social challenge, in the developed world as well as in the developing world. The need therefore to design and implement dementia care services of high quality is becoming more and more vital, particularly given the likelihood of ever increasing demand in a world, which likely sees resources at best remaining at current levels.

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services describes current developments in the design and configuration of dementia services. It offers an informative and detailed overview of what constitutes high quality care, considering the circumstances patients and carers may find themselves in.

For dementia to get the priority it deserves, a number of factors are important and the book charts the invaluable contributions of various Alzheimer's Associations and Societies: this provides a focus on dementia strategies and plans at national levels: the book reports on the state of affairs regarding such strategies and provides a unique insight into the process of how one of these was developed and implemented.

Recognising the need to prove that service developments lead to a higher quality of care, increased productivity and increased efficiency, the book links the resulting picture to service-based research methodologies, with an emphasis on the strengths and limitations of that research.

Contributions from 17 countries on 4 continents give an overview of the state of affairs across the world, paying attention to successful - and less successful - initiatives to improve dementia care. The book furthermore provides pragmatic approaches to ensure planning becomes reality, highlights the need for structured workforce development, education and training and describes the opportunities afforded by assistive technology.

This book is of prime informative and practical value given that pressures on dementia services are projected to mount across the world against a backdrop of limited resources and expertise.

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

  • Defines the problems involved in meeting an increasing demand for dementia care services in a poorer world
  • Maps initiatives and developments in the design and configuration of these services in a variety of international settings
  • Analyses these developments against the background of political and health economic circumstances
  • Provides a road map of where health services should go in response to this growing challenge.

The first book to define, analyse and map initiatives for dementia care services in a time of increasing demand and decreasing resources, this book is essential reading for commissioners, senior clinicians and service planners in health and social care. It will also be of interest to academic researchers involved in qualitative services research as well as quantitative health economic research, health and social care managers and those involved in workforce planning and development.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The Need Ford Ementia Services of Excellence: Setting the Scene

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  2. Part 2: Service Models

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  3. Part 3: External Drivers of Service Development

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  4. Part 4: Services and Developments Around the World

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    1. Chapter 11

      The Americas (pages 141–154)

      Pablo M. Bagnati, Janus L. Kremer, Fernando E. Taragano, Ricardo F. Allegri, Cassio M. C. Bottino, Patricio Fuentes and Quincy M. Samus

    1. Chapter 12

      Australasia (pages 155–172)

      Eleanor Flynn, Dina Lo Giudice, David Ames, Xin Yu, Huali Wang, K. S. Shaji, T. P. Sumesh, Atsuhiro Yamada, Miharu Nakanishi and Guk-Hee Suh

    1. Chapter 13

      Eastern Europe (pages 173–183)

      Katerina Sheardova, Iva Holmerova, Jakub Hort, Gábor Gazdag, Brigitta Baran, Zoltán Hidasi, Jerzy Leszek, Marta Sochocka, Ahmet Turan Isik and Engin Eker

    1. Chapter 14

      Western Europe (pages 184–198)

      Siegfried Weyerer, Raimundo Mateos, Manuel Sánchez-Pérez, Manuel Franco, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Stephen Curran and John Wattis

  5. Part 5: Designing and Developing Services

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