Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia


"Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia offers new insights into the application of a well established approach and set of skills to a group of people who have traditionally been thought not to benefit from them. Indeed people with dementia have missed out on physical and psychological rehabilitation very substantially. This book demonstrates that rehabilitation has positive outcomes for people with dementia in terms of quality of life and self-esteem, especially if rehabilitation is seen as a positive philosophy of practice as well as a set of skills and approaches." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


This book grew out of a conference on rehabilitation and dementia hosted by the King's Fund in December 2001. It was clear, at the time, that people with dementia were missing out on the increasing resources available for rehabilitation and intermediate care. Participants were very appreciative of the input on the day and there was an obvious need for a book. This is not the book which would have resulted if it had been produced immediately after the conference. The time that was available has meant that it is both broader and deeper.

This book was made possible by a grant from the Scottish Executive to whom warm thanks are due. They were willing to support what they perceived as a useful contribution to dementia care.

Thanks are also due to all the contributors who provided chapters based on hard-won experience. It is hoped that their willingness to share this will improve the lives and opportunities of people with dementia and their carers.

Mary Marshall . . .

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