Understanding socially disruptive behaviour in dementia is never easy. Most explanations offer neither solace nor solutions for families and carers, and treatment is often characterised by policies of control and containment. This book, which is the result of the authors 15 years of clinical work with people who are challenging, dispute the traditional medical model of dementia.
Contrasts the medical interpretation that sees anti-social behaviour as mere symptoms of disease with a person-centred interpretation that resonates change and resolution.
Offers a radical and innovative interpretation of challenging behaviour consistent with the new culture of dementia care, focusing on needs to be met rather than problems to be managed.
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SET: Speechmark Editions for Dementia Care (3 titles)
GRAHAM STOKES is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Premier Health NHS Trust, Staffordshire, and Director of Mental Health, BUPA Care Services. He is a specialist in neurodegenerative disease and dementia, and has been instrumental in the development of person-centred approaches to assessment and care, with particular reference to challenging behaviour.