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Supportive care for the person with dementia

Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs


Supportive care can be thought of as an extension of palliative care so that the person with dementia receives good quality, holistic care that makes no distinctions between the dichotomies of care and cure from the time of diagnosis until, and beyond, death. It recognizes the need for an inter-disciplinary approach and for continuity of care. Supportive care in dementia must, therefore, be broad in its scope and application. This book provides such a perspective, drawing upon the experience and expertise of a wide range of internationally-based professionals to outline a model of supportive c ... More

Keywords: supportive care, palliative care, dementia, holistic care, cure

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Hughes, editor
Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Honorary Professor of Philosophy of Ageing in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

Mari Lloyd-Williams, editor
Professor and Director of Academic Palliative and Supportive Care, University of Liverpool, UK
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Greg Sachs, editor
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine and Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute, Inc., USA
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Chapter 1 Characterizing care

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs

Chapter 7 Huntington's disease and dementia

Belinda Bilney, and Meg E. Morris

Chapter 8 Patients with Hiv-associated dementia

Mary Ann Cohen, and Charles E. Schwartz

Chapter 14 Distress and pain in dementia

Alice Jordan, and Mari Lloyd-Williams

Chapter 30 Living and dying at home with dementia

Adrian Treloar, and Monica Crugel

Chapter 32 The principles and practice of supportive care in dementia

Julian C. Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg A. Sachs

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