Adaptive interaction and dementia : how to communicate without speech / Maggie Ellis, Arlene Astell ; illustrations by Suzanne Scott.

  • London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
  • 9781784504717 (PDF ebook)
  • 9781785921971 (pbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781785921971
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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  • Dedication. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Both Sides Now - Advanced Dementia From the Inside Out. 2. We've Only Just Begun - Learning the Language of Dementia. 2.1. The Impact of Dementia on Relationships. 2.2. Changes in Behaviour. 2.3. Malignant Social Psychology. 2.4. Improving Communication. 2.5. Nonverbal Communication. 2.6. Chapter Summary. 3. I Hear You Now - Collaborative Communication. 3.1. Human Communication. 3.2. Models of Communication. 3.3. Individuals with Additional Communication Needs. 3.4. Intensive Interaction. 3.5. Adaptive Interaction. 3.6. Summary. 4. Let's Work Together - Learning the Language of Dementia. 4.1. Step 1: Getting to Know You. 4.2. Step 2: Communication Environment. 4.3. Step 3: Identifying the Communicative Repertoire. 4.4. Step 4: Creating a Connection. 4.5. Step 5: Building the Connection. 4.6. Summary. 5. A Beautiful Noise: Chrissie's Story. 6. I'm Looking Through You: Eleanor's Story. 7. The Sound of Silence: Bert's Story. Epilogue. Appendix - Adaption Interaction Process Charts. References. Index.
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  • Effective communication with people with dementia is imperative to good relationships with professional caregivers and family members. This book offers a person-centred approach to assessing the communication skills of people with dementia who are unable to speak, and presents evidence-based methods for effective non-verbal communication.

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