CLEAR Dementia Care: a model to assess and address unmet needs

DUFFY Frances
Jessica Kingsley
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This book introduces the CLEAR Dementia Care© model, a method of assessing behaviour that challenges, through an understanding that challenging behaviour may be a way of communicating unmet needs. It explains the factors that contribute to challenging behaviour and how a having a better understanding of these factors can improve quality of life and lead to better care for the person with dementia. It features case studies with examples of how to interpret signs of distress and develop an appropriate intervention plan. The model includes person-centred assessment of cognition, life story and personality, emotional and physical wellbeing, activity and environment, and relationships. Photocopiable assessment tools are included. (Edited publisher abstract)

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dementia, challenging behaviour, assessment, unmet need, person-centred care, intervention, quality of life;
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