Social Work and People with Dementia: Partnerships, Practice and Persistence
Mary Marshall and Margaret-Anne Tibbs,
STAR RATING: 4/5
This book is a revised and updated edition of a BASW Venture Press volume, which appeared in 1996. That book was very useful for practitioners and one of the few texts of its kind at the time and it is good to see that this volume continues that tradition, writes Bridget Penhale.
Current social policies and a rising number of older people affected by dementia mean that social workers must have up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to work effectively with individuals and their carers.
The chapter on communication is especially helpful in promoting and developing partnerships and relationships with people with dementia and their families.
The structure of the book and chapters mean the text is accessible and easy-to-read.
The use of quotations and the case studies that are provided are very helpful and practitioners and students reading Social Work and People with Dementia should appreciate and learn from these.
Bridget Penhale is reader in gerontology at the University of Sheffield