Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Supportive care for the person with dementia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 October 2020

The view of the family carer

The view of the family carer

(p.27) Chapter 4 The view of the family carer
Supportive care for the person with dementia

Barbara Pointon

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the author's own story about caring for her husband, who was diagnosed with dementia at age fifty-one. She says that caring for someone with dementia is not the same as caring for the frail elderly; it demands special knowledge, skills, and approaches. Although she tried her best to do it on her own she unintentionally made awful mistakes. What would have helped throughout the illness would have been a dementia care adviser, or a series of them, as a first stop for information of all kinds, practical advice and training, moral support and, when required, triggering services, equipment or higher levels of expertise. She also says that holistic supportive care, given by properly trained family carers and/or staff with ready access to informed professional advice and offered with love, creates quality of life for both people with dementia and their carers.

Keywords:   dementia, patient care, care adviser, caregivers

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .