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Dementia Care: International Perspectives



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Dementia is a challenge facing health and social care around the world. Due to factors such as growing elderly populations, improved recognition, and diagnosis, the number of people with the illness is set to double over the next two decades. As a result, improving the quality of life for dementia patients and carers is an international priority. Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a comprehensive resource offering a global view of the clinical management and resources offered to carers and patients. Featuring 47 country profiles across 5 continents, this resource offers invaluable insights into dementia care across borders and different cultures. Each country profile features a helpful summary of key points, and contains an up-to-date, concise discussion on the clinical management of dementia within the country. This unique compendium has been written in collaboration with the International Dementia Alliance (IDEAL) to develop understandings of clinical practice and services available around the world, hoping to unify ideas and ultimately improve quality of care. Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a useful tool for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, academics, and international commentators wishing to expand their knowledge of the subject.

Author Biography

Alistair Burns is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is the National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People's Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement. His research and clinical interests are in mental health problems of older people, particularly dementia and Alzheimer's disease. He has published over 300 papers and 25 books. Philippe Robert is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Director of the Cognition Team, Behavior & Technology (CoBTeK-lab), Co-director of the Memory Center for Resources and Research (CMRR) of the University Hospital of Nice, and president of the association IA (Innovation Alzheimer - Affect - Autism). His areas of expertise include behavioral and psychological symptoms, evaluation and treatment of apathy, and the use of new technologies for diagnosis and stimulation in neuropsychiatric pathologies.
Release date Australia
January 31st, 2019
Edited by Alistair Burns Edited by Philippe Robert
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Oxford University Press
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