Q&A Guidebook for Dementia Care Specialists: Supporting Dementia Patients’ Families and Caregivers.A Planning/Operation Guidebook (Chuo Hoki Publishing) Co-authored by Dr. Seike Has Been Published
To build communities that are hospitable to dementia patient, the families of dementia patients must be supported. However, there are various issues that complicate caregiving. These include increasing numbers of families who care for dementia patients, the 20,000 annual cases of reported elder abuse, the declining birthrate and aging society, increases in the number of households, commuter caregiving, long-distance caregiving due to double-income households and delayed marriage, and the difficulty of balancing caregiving and work. New ways of providing care should be discussed.
Support by specialists is critical, especially for dementia patients who are cared for at home. This guidebook will help caregivers gain information when they need help.
How a specialist can encourage patients to see their doctor.
How to support elderly caregivers.
What to do when the care recipients refuse medical check-ups and day-service facilities.
How to support families in mountainous rural areas where medical facilities are scarce and resources not readily available.
The index is useful for saving time finding answers to specific questions.
You may download the guidebook here on the website of Ministry of Health, Labour, Welfare
Objectives and how to use the guidebook
How the book was created
Chapter 1 family support methods by individual situations
Chapter 2 family support methods by caregiver’s situations
Chapter 3 family support methods for when using care services
Chapter 4 family support methods for caregivers in communities