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We’ve partnered with renowned social care publishers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP), to offer an exclusive social work giveaway valued at £60. If you, or a colleague you work with, has an interest in supporting those living with dementia, you’ll be interested in winning four JKP’s newest dementia care textbooks.

Life Story Work with People with Dementia
Edited by Polly Kaiser and Ruth Eley

The voices of practitioners, researchers and family carers sit alongside those of people living with dementia to present a wide-range of perspectives on life story work.
This evidence-based book offers practical guidance for introducing life story work in a variety of settings. It empowers people living with dementia to inform social workers and family members what care and support they may need by taking into account their wishes and aspirations.

The Dementia Diaries
Matthew Snyman and Social Innovation Lab Kent

Follow the stories of Brie, Fred, and other young carers as they try to understand and cope with their grandparents' dementia at all stages of the illness. Adapted from true stories, and supplemented with fun activities and discussion ideas, this book cuts to the truth of living with dementia and tackles stigma with a warm and open perspective.
Longlisted for the School Library Association’s Information Book Award 2017, it’s an invaluable resource; not only for family members but also for the professionals supporting them.

Confused, Angry, Anxious?
Bo Hejlskov Elven, Charlotte Agger and Iben Ljungmann

Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that appear to be irrational, aggressive, or repetitive. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the complexities of how older people in care can behave (especially those with dementia) and how to stay calm and compassionate in resolving issues.

With many examples of everyday challenges and how to deal with them, this book has the potential to make a lasting impact on daily social work practice.

End of Life Care for People with dementia
Laura Middleton-Green, Jane Chatterjee, Sarah Russell and Murna Downs

Emphasising the importance of being attuned to the experiences and needs of the person with dementia, the authors explain why and how those living with dementia should be included in decisions relating to their end of life care. Practical strategies for ensuring physical and emotional wellbeing are provided, drawing on useful real-life examples.

Dilemmas surrounding end of life care are explored in detail, including the moral dilemma of medical intervention, and the authors suggest ways of supporting family members through the process.

Win these titles

For your chance to win all four titles, simply fill in your details using the form below.

The closing date for both entries will be 20 December 2017.

The winner will be randomly selected and the judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Janice Collins, 20 December 2017, 03:21 PM
Great giveaway
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