ABSTRACT

Alzheimer's disease is becoming more common in Europe, with significant human, ethical, economic and professional challenges to society. This book examines clinical practice and service delivery, and identifies policy issues that could lead to improved quality of life for sufferers and carers. The book: • Describes the differing needs of sufferers and carers, and how they can be met by a co-ordinated approach to policy and implementation • Outlines the particular challenges that healthcare policy makers face for this disease • Shows how better models of service provision can be developed and describes best practice models • Discusses the lessons to be learnt from various European pioneering projects This is a concise and practical guide for clinical specialists including psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, public health doctors, nurses, and policy makers and shapers in health and social services.

chapter 1|10 pages

Alzheimer’s disease: an introduction to the issues

ByMarcus Longley, Morton Warner

chapter 2|16 pages

The national policy context across Europe

ByMarcus Longley, Morton Warner

chapter 4|28 pages

Carer burden: the difficulties and rewards of care-giving

ByJoanna Murray, David McDaid

chapter 5|46 pages

Services for people with dementia and their carers

BySally Furnish

chapter 6|14 pages

Clinical practice in dementia care

ByBrian Lawlor, Greg Swanwick, Margaret Kelleher

chapter 7|10 pages

Developing support worker training programmes for Alzheimer’s care provided at home

ByChristine Flori, Michel Aberlen

chapter 8|16 pages

Disseminating information on Alzheimer’s disease to European stakeholders

ByDavid McDaid, Jean Georges, Leen Meulenberg

chapter 9|18 pages

Towards coherent policy and practice in Alzheimer’s disease across the EU

ByMorton Warner, Sally Furnish