British Journal of Psychiatry
This edited volume takes a welcome approach to review current issues in dementia care, providing a broad-based view of the conceptualisation of dementia, policy and practice... it is refreshing to read a book in which the focus is on the real world, in which we struggle to implement policy and provide the best possible services.
The book is carefully edited, and meticulously referenced and indexed. The result is a model of good practice in the presentation of theory and research.
from the Foreword by Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, UK
After all these years, dementia has truly come of age, and we can use the current policy interest and increased awareness to continue to make change happen on the basis of real evidence and information about what actually makes a difference.
Professor Richard Fleming, Director, NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
An often surprisingly frank exploration of the development and implementation of policy, the nature of dementia and innovations in practice, written by international experts who are actively working in the field. It reflects the progress made in the last two decades and highlights the huge problems that are yet to be solved in a world where the increasing numbers of people with dementia may not be balanced by increasing resources.