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Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia (Paperback): Chris Clarke, Emma Wolverson Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia (Paperback)
Chris Clarke, Emma Wolverson; Contributions by Helen Irwin, Bob Woods, John Killick, …
R571 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.

Aging and Old Age (Paperback, New edition): Richard A. Posner Aging and Old Age (Paperback, New edition)
Richard A. Posner
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Are the elderly posing a threat to America's political system with their enormous clout? Are they stretching resources to the breaking point with their growing demands for care? Economist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner explodes the myth that the United States could be on the brink of gerontological disaster. This text seeks to offer fresh insight into a wide range of social and political issues relating to the elderly, such as health care, crime, social security, and discrimination. From the dread of death to the inordinate law-abidingness of the old, from their loquacity to their penny-pinching, Posner paints a surprisingly rich, revealing, and unsentimental portrait of the millions of elderly people in the United States. He explores issues such as age discrimination in employment, creativity and leadership as functions of age, and the changing social status of the elderly. Why are old people, presumably with less to lose, more unwilling to take risks than young people? Why don't the elderly in the United States command the respect and affection they once did and still do in other countries? How does aging affect driving and criminal records? And how does aging relate to creativity across different careers?

Housing Decisions in Later Life (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright Housing Decisions in Later Life (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright; Edited by Roger Clough
R2,231 Discovery Miles 22 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the processes by which older people make housing decisions and the impact such decisions have on the construction of their lives. Evidence is included from a major three-year research study, where older people told stories of their lives. The authors argue that housing decisions are not necessarily the result of rational, analytical and objective thinking. The contribution of other ways of decision-making is often hidden, as when people think intuitively, act impulsively, or for essentially emotional reasons.

Making Gray Gold - Narratives of Nursing Home Care (Paperback, New edition): Timothy Diamond Making Gray Gold - Narratives of Nursing Home Care (Paperback, New edition)
Timothy Diamond; Foreword by Catherine R. Stimpson
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well as those whose work it is to care for them.
In a society in which some two million people live in 16,000 nursing homes, with their numbers escalating daily, this thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention.
"[An] unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. . . . By giving voice to so many unheard residents and workers Diamond has performed an important service for us all."--Diane Cole, "New York Newsday"
"With "Making Gray Gold," Timothy Diamond describes the commodification of long-term care in the most vivid representation in a decade of round-the-clock institutional life. . . . A personal addition to the troublingly impersonal national debate over healthcare reform."--Madonna Harrington Meyer, "Contemporary Sociology"

The New Neighborhood Senior Center - Redefining Social and Service Roles for the Baby Boom Generation (Hardcover): Joyce Weil The New Neighborhood Senior Center - Redefining Social and Service Roles for the Baby Boom Generation (Hardcover)
Joyce Weil
R2,373 Discovery Miles 23 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 2011, seven thousand American "baby boomers" (those born between 1946 and 1964) turned sixty-five daily. As this largest U.S. generation ages, cities, municipalities, and governments at every level must grapple with the allocation of resources and funding for maintaining the quality of life, health, and standard of living for an aging population.
In "The New Neighborhood Senior Center," Joyce Weil uses in-depth ethnographic methods to examine a working-class senior center in Queens, New York. She explores the ways in which social structure directly affects the lives of older Americans and traces the role of political, social, and economic institutions and neighborhood processes in the decision to close such centers throughout the city of New York.
Many policy makers and gerontologists advocate a concept of "aging in place," whereby the communities in which these older residents live provide access to resources that foster and maintain their independence. But all "aging in place" is not equal and the success of such efforts depends heavily upon the social class and availability of resources in any given community. Senior centers, expanded in part by funding from federal programs in the 1970s, were designed as focal points in the provision of community-based services. However, for the first wave of "boomers," the role of these centers has come to be questioned.
Declining government support has led to the closings of many centers, even as the remaining centers are beginning to "rebrand" to attract the boomer generation. However, "The New Neighborhood Senior Center"demonstrates the need to balance what the boomers' want from centers with the needs of frailer or more vulnerable elders who rely on the services of senior centers on a daily basis. Weil challenges readers to consider what changes in social policies are needed to support or supplement senior centers and the functions they serve.

Dementia Care Nursing - Promoting Well-being in People with Dementia and their Families (Paperback, 2007 ed.): Trevor Adams Dementia Care Nursing - Promoting Well-being in People with Dementia and their Families (Paperback, 2007 ed.)
Trevor Adams
R745 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R61 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book looks at the role nurses play when working with people who have dementia and their relatives. Dementia Care Nursing is a fascinating insight into the field, which outlines approaches that may be used by nurses within practice and provides advice on how dementia care may be developed and enhanced.

The Idea Agent - The Handbook on Creative Processes (Paperback): Jonas Michanek, Andreas Breiler The Idea Agent - The Handbook on Creative Processes (Paperback)
Jonas Michanek, Andreas Breiler
R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured techniques for innovation to provide readers with a varied toolbox of proven idea management methodology. From discussing how to identify a problem or opportunity, to describing techniques for idea creation, it offers a step-by-step guide to building creative concepts for the marketplace. With built-in exercises and applications, this book is an ideal working companion for any innovator. The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured techniques for innovation to provide readers with a varied toolbox of proven idea management methodology. From discussing how to identify a problem or opportunity, to describing techniques for idea creation, it offers a step-by-step guide to building creative concepts for the marketplace. With built-in exercises and applications, this book is an ideal working companion for any innovator."

Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care - The Transformation of American Healthcare (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): James S... Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care - The Transformation of American Healthcare (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
James S Powers
R1,159 R1,054 Discovery Miles 10 540 Save R105 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book creates a value proposition in geriatric care - a promise of value to be delivered to improve care and to provide specific benefits to healthcare systems. It describes strategies and understanding of the incentives, barriers encountered in promoting changes in the healthcare systems, and discusses numerous examples and outcomes. Drawn from many fields such as medicine and science, sociology, politics, business and economics, the book helps guide the introduction of geriatric principles into mainstream medical care with the goal of improving the care and quality of life of older persons in all healthcare systems.

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults (Paperback): Susan I. Buchalter Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults (Paperback)
Susan I. Buchalter
R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older adults with valuable ways in which to express and share their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step exercises for art therapists and other professionals to use in work with older adults, either individually or in groups. The author provides brief, imaginative warm-ups, which encourage participants to become more at ease expressing themselves creatively. She offers ideas for engaging and innovative creative projects across a range of media, including art, music, movement, poetry and creative writing, all of which can be adapted, personalised or combined to meet the particular needs of individual participants. Points to consider when working with this client group are explored, and case study examples, with participants' artwork, are included throughout. Appropriate for use with all relatively able older adults, including those with depression, anxiety or in the early stages of dementia, this will be an invaluable tool for art therapists as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers and carers.

Usability, Accessibility and Ambient Assisted Living (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Alexandra Queiros, Nelson Pacheco da Rocha Usability, Accessibility and Ambient Assisted Living (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Alexandra Queiros, Nelson Pacheco da Rocha
R1,213 R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Save R215 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Worldwide, the population ageing is a reality. The concept of Active Ageing, adopted by the World Health Organization, aims to guarantee quality ageing and appears as a strategy to solve this demographic challenge. The technological solutions might have a key role in the promotion of human functioning and in the mitigation of disabilities, particularly those resulting from the natural ageing process. This perspective is evident in the development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions. In this context, it is relevant to know about the recent developments in AAL and discuss future trends and challenges in this area. One of the objectives of this book is to do a systematic literature review on AAL, not only considering the technology used, but also the health condition that is intended to improve. For this purpose, we consider the human functioning, in particular the conceptual model of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Considering that the ICF conceptual framework is accepted within the healthcare domain, the use of its concepts and terminologies to promote multidisciplinary approaches for AAL solutions development processes can help to overcome difficulties of communication between users, careers and technological developers. AAL solutions must consider in their development the needs of the person that will use AAL solutions. The development must be user-centred and usability questions cannot be forgotten. In addition, the acceptance of the AAL solutions is closely related to the quality of the systems, so it is necessary to appropriately assess these solutions.

Alzheimer's Disease - A Caregivers Guide (Hardcover): Diana B Watkins Alzheimer's Disease - A Caregivers Guide (Hardcover)
Diana B Watkins
R2,532 R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Save R614 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Alzheimer's disease is an illness of the brain. It causes large numbers of nerve cells in the brain to die. This affects a person's ability to remember things and think clearly. People with AD become forgetful and easily confused. They may have a hard time concentrating and behave in odd ways. These problems get worse as the illness gets worse, making it more difficult for caregivers. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is a challenge that calls upon the patience, creativity, knowledge, and skills of each caregiver. This book is for those who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. The goal is to improve home safety by identifying potential problems in the home and offering possible solutions to help prevent accidents.

Nursing Home Ethics (Paperback, Second Edition): Bethel Ann Powers Nursing Home Ethics (Paperback, Second Edition)
Bethel Ann Powers
R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Designated a Doody's Core Title Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award
p>Bethel Ann Powers gives a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the ethical issues that arise in long-term care. The first two chapters set the stage by exploring the pre-nursing home experiences of families living with dementia and, in contrast, how residents and family members experience life in the nursing home. The following chapters contain detailed hypothetical cases that include questions, possible actions, and insightful commentary to illustrate practical approaches to understanding common ethical issues affecting nursing home residents.

When the Unacceptable Becomes the Norm - Choosing a Care Home in the 21st Century (Paperback): Bill Lawrence When the Unacceptable Becomes the Norm - Choosing a Care Home in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Bill Lawrence
R238 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When the Unacceptable Becomes the Norm is an essential guide for any person looking to place a relative in care or already in the care system. Few subjects have aroused public concern since the millennium more than care for the elderly in the UK, and in particular residential care homes for the elderly. With a rapidly aging population this is a major issue for both national and local government, as well as a personal problem for innumerable people finding themselves in this situation. The media have widely reported the shortcomings of care homes for the elderly and in particular the many cases of abuse, neglect and malpractice. By definition, such people are often frail, in poor health and are always very vulnerable. The book seeks to provide advice for the increasing number of people looking for a suitable home for their elderly loved ones, based on both long personal experience and detailed research.The advice on how to choose a care home and then how to keep an elderly loved one safe and well there is practical and down to earth. The author also tells the story of his own battle to protect his mother and his experience dealing with the many outside agencies concerned with care for the elderly, including their many shortcomings and what lessons he learnt along the way.

Essentials of Dementia - Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care (Paperback): Dr Shibley Rahman, Robert... Essentials of Dementia - Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care (Paperback)
Dr Shibley Rahman, Robert Howard; Foreword by Karen Harrison Harrison Dening
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way. Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.

Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes - How it Works in Practice (Paperback): Gill... Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes - How it Works in Practice (Paperback)
Gill Bailey, Helen Sanderson, Lisa Martin
R431 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R24 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dispelling the myths about how personalisation works for people with dementia living in care homes, this book demonstrates how to introduce Individual Service Funds (ISFs), what works and what doesn't, and how to deal with difficulties and setbacks. Individual Service Funds are one way that people living with dementia can have a personal budget. The authors explain how they went about introducing the principles of ISFs to people living with dementia in a large care home in Stockport, without using any additional funding. They describe the person-centred practices used and the involvement of the council, commissioners, staff and families. Through clear and detailed stories and examples, they demonstrate the dramatic approach to quality of life for people with dementia the approach can deliver. There is a strong emphasis on managerial and organisational issues, including getting staff 'on board', providing adequate support, budgeting, building effective partnerships and implementing change. Providing helpful insights and examples for good practice, this book is essential reading for all those involved in providing personalised care for people with dementia living in care homes, including care staff, care home managers, local authority commissioners, service providers and policy makers.

Elder Abuse and the Public's Health (Paperback, annotated edition): Pameka B. Teaser, Jeffery Hall Elder Abuse and the Public's Health (Paperback, annotated edition)
Pameka B. Teaser, Jeffery Hall
R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Elder Mistreatment and the Public's Health grounds the issue of elder mistreatment within the core functions and essential services of public health and addresses skill development using core competencies for public health professionals. Leading scholars and practitioners in the field of public health and gerontology present key ideas, concepts, and issues in elder mistreatment and link them to core ideas, concepts, and issues characterizing public health issues and public health work. Elder Mistreatment and the Public's Health 1) frames elder mistreatment as a public health problem stressing that primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of the problem is well within the scope of work performed by public health professionals; 2) addresses major public policy/public health initiatives as they relate to elder mistreatment (e.g., Healthy People 2020, White House Conference on Aging, Elder Justice Act, Affordable Care Act, ADA); 3) frames elder mistreatment as a global and human rights issue; 4) provides a handbook that supports development of core competencies for public health work to prevent elder mistreatment, and 5) includes a compendium of annotated resources to augment the material presented.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 22 - Economic Outcomes in Later Life - Public Policy, Health and Cumulative... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 22 - Economic Outcomes in Later Life - Public Policy, Health and Cumulative Advantage (Hardcover, 22nd)
Stephen Crystal, Dennis Shea
R1,618 Discovery Miles 16 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Leading scholars focus on the economics of aging, with a particular emphasis on the economic future of the baby boom generation. Key themes include the influence of early advantages on later-life economic outcomes (the cumulative advantage/cumulative disadvantage hypothesis); the relationship between inequalities in economic status and inequalities in health status and access to health care; and the consequences of societal choices concerning retirement income systems and policies for financing acute and long-term health care. Contributors include Angela O'Rand, Edward Wolf, Edward Whitehouse, and James Smith.

Annual Report on Financing Old Age Care in China (2017) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Keyong Dong, Yudong Yao Annual Report on Financing Old Age Care in China (2017) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Keyong Dong, Yudong Yao
R2,443 R1,990 Discovery Miles 19 900 Save R453 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides comprehensive analysis and descriptions of China's ageing finance system . China is undergoing the largest, fastest and longest process of population ageing in the world. It becomes a pressing challenge to the Chinese social security system in this era. Many developed countries have been going through this process. Pension and other financial tools have been studied and practiced for decades. China now is developing its own ageing finance systems by learning from other countries' experiences and making innovations to suit the country's request. Finance, a field that deals with the study of investments and the science of money management, is the most important tool to manage this situation. And hence Ageing finance has been developed into an independent area for research and practice. It helps the country adapt to new elderly support systems which is the necessary result from China's admirable economic development and changes in population structure. Ageing finance is the sum of financial activities centered on various social need of providing for the aged and serving for their society. It includes pension finance,old age wealth management service and finance of ageing industry. Chinese government and people are facing a very unique situation as our population structure is deeply changed by the One Child Policy since last 70s. The slope of ageing curve is sharper than most countries yet it has achieved the most successful economic development in the world during the same period. Academic researchers, financial practitioners, and policy makers will find this book to be essential reading, as they study this process and look forward to new theories, innovations and lessons raised from it.

Ambient Assisted Living - 8. AAL-Kongress 2015,Frankfurt/M, April 29-30. April, 2015 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Reiner Wichert,... Ambient Assisted Living - 8. AAL-Kongress 2015,Frankfurt/M, April 29-30. April, 2015 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Reiner Wichert, Helmut Klausing
R3,054 R2,356 Discovery Miles 23 560 Save R698 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book, leading authors in the field discuss developments of Ambient Assisted Living. The contributions have been chosen and invited at the 8th AAL Congress, Frankfurt/M. The meeting presents new technological developments which support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs. The 8th AAL Congress focusses its attention on technical assistance systems and their applications in homecare, health and care.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 21 - Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging (Hardcover, New): Richard C. Adelman,... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 21 - Modern Topics in the Biology of Aging (Hardcover, New)
Richard C. Adelman, Vincent J. Cristofalo
R1,618 Discovery Miles 16 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Presenting the latest research in the biology of aging, this volume addresses important theoretical issues focusing on the basis for why humans live as long as they do. Expert authors combine three general paradigms of aging research: demographic studies, evolutionary studies, and studies of biological mechanisms. Topics explored include:
Why does aging occur?Cellular aging Models in aging researchModern approaches to the mechanisms of agingThe genetics of behavioral aging

When It's Not Alzheimer's - Types, Treatment & Resources for Other Forms of Dementia (Paperback): Kristeen V Wolf When It's Not Alzheimer's - Types, Treatment & Resources for Other Forms of Dementia (Paperback)
Kristeen V Wolf
R1,322 R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Save R309 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for those affected by the syndrome, their family members, and caretakers. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in those over the age of 65. As many as 5 million Americans age 65 and older may have AD, and that number is expected to double for every 5-year interval beyond age 65. But Alzheimer's is only one of many dementia disorders; another 1.8 million people in the U.S. have some other form of dementia. Among all people with dementia, many are believed to have a mixed type of dementia that can involve more than one of the disorders. This book provides a general overview of various types of dementia, describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated, and offers highlights of research that is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 20; Focus on the End of Life - Scientific and Social Issues (Hardcover): M.... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 20; Focus on the End of Life - Scientific and Social Issues (Hardcover)
M. Powell Lawton
R1,626 Discovery Miles 16 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The study of "the end of life" has become a major focus on medicine, the social sciences, ethics, and religion. This volume brings together the latest research on issues around death and dying, life's attributes as it nears death, planning and preparation for death, and care and intervetion-related issues. This evidence-based finding of this volume will help shape how we approach the topic for years to come.

Life History Game (Game, New Ed): Robin Dynes Life History Game (Game, New Ed)
Robin Dynes
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This multi-purpose board game has been designed to aid reminiscing, individuals getting to know each, facilitating the sharing of experiences and for people writing their life histories. It can be played by 2-8 people, independently or supported by staff. The cards can also be used on their own or as an additional tool to the book Writing Life Histories to inspire people writing their life stories. Benefits from using it include: helping to preserve memory maintaining a sense of identity integrating the past and present assisting with reminiscing and the life review process promoting a sense of pride that people have done their best in life providing opportunities for socialising and making friends promoting understanding of behaviour and outlook on life sharing life accomplishments that promote respect providing references for conversations with cognitively impaired individuals. This non-competitive, fun activity will become a well used tool to benefit both residents and staff in day centres, residential homes, hospitals, activity clubs, or people being card for at home and their carers.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 19; Focus on Psychopharmacologic Inteventions in Late Life (Hardcover, Gmdss):... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 19; Focus on Psychopharmacologic Inteventions in Late Life (Hardcover, Gmdss)
Ira Katz, M. Powell Lawton
R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Increasingly there will be a demand from clinicians for a better understanding of how to translate research from basic science and clinical trials into meaningful treatment recommendations for late life metal disorders. In this volume the editors have compiled the most cutting-edge research findings on common mental disorders in the elderly.

Section 1 addresses methodological issues and raises critical concerns for researchers in the field, such as how best to design and implement large clinical studies as well as how to translate their finding into practice for mental health providers.

Section II focuses on treatment for specific diseases such as late life depression, substance abuse, and psychosis. Of particular note are chapters behavioral treatments for persons with Alzheimer's Disease.

For clinicians and researchers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.

Social Work Practice with Older People - A Positive Person-Centred Approach (Paperback): Rory Lynch Social Work Practice with Older People - A Positive Person-Centred Approach (Paperback)
Rory Lynch
R591 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R42 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Older people are the biggest service user group for social workers and an increasing proportion of the population. In this refreshingly positive and practical textbook, Rory Lynch draws on years of practice and teaching experience to show how to achieve best social work practice with older adults. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others. Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service users' wishes for well-being and a fulfilling older age. Chapters are practice-driven, containing case studies drawn from a range of care settings, reflective questions and exercises. Mapping directly onto the key modules on the social work degree, this is essential reading for all student social workers, especially as they prepare to go on their practice placement. It is also valuable reading for qualified social workers. Rory Lynch is Lecturer in Social Work at Robert Gordon University.

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