This article discusses the challenge of neuropsychological assessment of delirium in patients with dementia and provides a framework for improving the diagnosis of delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD).
This course will provide and enhance the knowledge and awareness of dementia to front-line workers, enabling them to provide quality care for persons with dementia. Learners will actively use the U-First approach to understand the person living with dementia and their behaviour while engaging in meaningful dialogue with the care team to ensure individualized support for the person with dementia. Learners will also practice person-centred care and effective communication strategies to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia. To learn more or register click here.
This article presents an overview of the role of attachment in a couple’s relationship when a partner has Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The authors recommend that healthcare professionals treating couples with an AD patient take a sexual history of the couple as well as assess the current status of the couple’s emotional and physical relationship.
This American white paper aims to provide a context for approaching the challenge of evaluating the capacity for sexual activity by persons with dementia living in long-term care and focuses on the ethical, clinical and administrative aspects of this issue.
This pdf downloadable pamphlet is a resource guide based on a comprehensive review of the literature, best practice examples from the UK and beyond as well as interviews with stakeholders involved in dementia care, policy and practice.
The authors argue that LGBT person’s needs are often overlooked in dementia care and share their findings from a workshop they facilitated to capture ideas for best practices developed by people with personal and professional experience of these unique challenges.