- Proposes a realistic model of practice for dementia care which centres on the unique occupational potential of the person with dementia.
- Offers positive strategies to improve wellbeing.
- Current information on assessment tools.
- Written by therapists with extensive experience in working with this client group.
Preface to 2nd edition
1. Understanding dementia
2. Occupational therapy revisited
3. The altered world of dementia
4. The significance of the carer
5. The playful practitioner
6. Principles of good practice in dementia care
7. Non-verbal communication: the currency of wellbeing
8. A model for dementia care
9. Assessing capacity for doing and promoting engagement
10. The dementia therapist: a good enough mother?
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, March 2009, Vol 16, No 3