Dementia in Nursing Homes

  • Sandra Schüssler
  • Christa Lohrmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sandra Schüssler, Christa Lohrmann
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jennifer Wenborn
    Pages 5-20
  4. Kathryn A. Weigel
    Pages 21-27
  5. Evelyn Finnema, Cora van der Kooij, Rose-Marie Dröes, Linda Wolter
    Pages 29-53
  6. Martin Smalbrugge, Sandra A. Zwijsen, Raymond C. T. M. Koopmans, Debby L. Gerritsen
    Pages 55-66
  7. Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen
    Pages 77-87
  8. Eira I. Klich-Heartt
    Pages 89-104
  9. Paul Watts, Stephen J. O’Connor
    Pages 105-121
  10. Martin N. Dichter, Gabriele Meyer
    Pages 139-157
  11. Stephen J. O’Connor
    Pages 159-177
  12. Debby L. Gerritsen, Roeslan Leontjevas, Sandra A. Zwijsen, Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans, Martin Smalbrugge
    Pages 179-189
  13. John P. Gilmore, Kathryn A. Weigel
    Pages 191-201
  14. Ate Dijkstra
    Pages 229-248

About this book


Written by leading international experts, this book discusses the latest advances in the field of dementia in nursing homes. The topics and findings covered are based on their survey and on a scientific literature review. Dementia is spreading worldwide, placing a growing burden on healthcare systems and caregivers, as well as those affected. With increasing and complex care needs, nursing home admission is often necessary. Globally, over half of nursing home residents suffer from dementia. 

The book provides essential information on the most important issues in dementia in nursing homes today, including meaningful activities, patient-/person-centered care, psychosocial interventions, challenging behavior, inclusion and support of family members, pain, staff training and education, communication, polypharmacy, quality of life, end-of-life care and advanced care planning, depression, delirium, multidisciplinary approaches, physical restraints and care dependency. 

Each topic is covered by an international expert in dementia. As such, the book will appeal to professional nurses, nursing scientists, nursing students, other healthcare professionals, and to a broad readership, and will provide a valuable resource for those working in nursing homes, as well as researchers in the field.


Dementia Depression and mental disorders End of life Nursing home practice and research Palliative care Quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Schüssler
    • 1
  • Christa Lohrmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical University of Graz Institute of Nursing ScienceGrazAustria
  2. 2.Medical University of Graz Institute of Nursing ScienceGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49830-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49832-4
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