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Communication Skills for Effective Dementia Care

Communication Skills for Effective Dementia Care

A Practical Guide to Communication and Interaction Training (CAIT)

Edited by Ian Andrew James and Laura Gibbons

Quick Overview

This practical book teaches the communication skills healthcare staff need in their daily interactions with people with dementia. It sets out the authors' CAIT (Communication and Interaction Training) framework and features chapters on appropriate touch, communication with people with late stage dementia and recent national guidelines and research.
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Paperback / softback
2019, 8.94in x 6.02in / 227mm x 153mm, 144pp
ISBN: 9781785926235
2019, ePUB
ISBN: 9781785926242
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Effective communication is critical for everyone, and this insightful book teaches the skills needed by healthcare staff in their day-to-day interactions with people with dementia and their families. Often when people with dementia exhibit behaviour that challenges, it is an indication that their needs are not being met. The authors illustrate the key aspects of communication for the development of a skilled and confident workforce, capable of providing thoroughly effective care that reduces levels of agitation in people with dementia.

The first six chapters describe the CAIT (Communication and Interaction Training) framework established by the authors. This is followed by chapters contributed by experts on the Positive Care Approachâ„¢, appropriate touch and communication with people in the late stages of dementia. Accessible and practical, it will help caregivers develop and articulate existing skills as well as gain new ones, allowing them to overcome the challenges faced when caring for people with dementia.