“Living well with dementia: the importance of the person and the environment” was my first book published by CRC Press in January 2014.
The Amazon UK page for it is here.
There are approximately 800,000 people with dementia in the United Kingdom, costing the economy £23bn a year. By 2040, the number of people affected is expected to double – and the costs are likely to treble.
This unique guide provides a much needed overview of dementia care. With a strong focus on the importance of patients and families, it explores the multifaceted meaning behind patient wellbeing and its vital significance in the context of national policy.
Adopting a positive, evidence-based approach, the book dispels the bleak outlook on dementia management. Its person-centred ideology considers fundamental areas such as independence, leisure and other activities, and end-of-life care – integrating the NICE quality standard where relevant. It also places great emphasis on patient environment including practical home and ward design, the importance of gardens, and sensory considerations.
All public and health care professionals will be stimulated by Rahman’s outstanding assimilation of theory and practice. Patients, their families and friends will also find much for inspiration and practical assistance.
‘Amazing … A truly unique and multi-faceted contribution. The whole book is infused with passion and the desire to make a difference to those living with dementia…A fantastic resource and user guide covering topics such as communication and living well with dementia, home and ward design, assisted technology, and built environments. Shibley should be congratulated for this unique synthesis of ideas and practice.’
Professor John R Hodges, in his Foreword
‘Outstanding…I am so excited about Shibley’s book. It is written in a language that is easy to read, and the book will appeal to a wide readership. He has tackled many of the big topics ‘head on’, and put the person living with dementia and their families at the centre of his writing. You can tell this book is written by someone who ‘understands’ dementia; someone who has seen its joy, but also felt the pain…Everyone should be allowed to live well with dementia for however long that may be, and, with this book, we can go some way to making this a reality for all.’
Sally-Ann Marciano, in her Foreword
This book received best book in health and social care for the BMA Book Awards 2015