Jean Tottie, Director and Chair, Life Story Network / TIDE
This is a major handbook by respected authors of evidence-based practice with contributions from international studies covering a wide range of psychosocial interventions in dementia care. The theoretical underpinnings provide information on what works and also the challenges of implementing an asset based approach to supporting people newly diagnosed living at home through to those with advanced dementia in care settings. There is also the recognition of the equal importance of such interventions for family carers. This book seeks to reinforce the social model of disability with the evidence base which will support people living with dementia and their family carer(s) to continue to live meaningful lives participating in their chosen activities. This is a book I would recommend to professionals wishing to increase their knowledge and skills to offer new interventions for people affected by dementia.
Bob Woods, Emeritus Professor, Bangor University
This edited volume is much more than the sum of its parts. Not only are we introduced to a wide range of creative and innovative interventions, but the editors map out how they fit together, and how appropriate options can be offered to each individual, whether living in the community or in a care home, across their journey through dementia.
Prof. Dr. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Chair, INTERDEM
This book opens new windows for living well with dementia. Interventions target remaining capacities, give people with dementia a voice and stimulate engagement in meaningful activities and social contacts. They counteract learned helplessness. The introduction of the notion of preventable dementia paves the way to future integrated psychosocial interventions to prevent dementia.