[feed] pefprints@pef.uni-lj.si | [feed] Atom [feed] RSS 1.0 [feed] RSS 2.0 |
slovenščina
Logo            
  Logo Login | Create Account
 
 

The way of working with people with dementia in social assistance

Kristina Unetič (2014) The way of working with people with dementia in social assistance. Diploma thesis.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (2071Kb)

    Abstract

    In my undergraduate thesis I present ways of working with people with dementia in social assistance in Slovenia and abroad. At the theoretical part I present the basic charateristics of the disease, the wider aspect of dementia and needs of persons affected by the disease and needs of their relatives. However, dementia is a disease, which through the diseased individual affects the whole family. Despite the fact that dementia is one of the five most common causes of death in the western civilization, in Slovenia it still isn't treated as public health priority. Because of the latter, the people with dementia in Slovenia are too often neglected, which I argue with review of the legislation in the theoretical part. There is no legislation in Slovenia, which would directly govern the scope of the issue of persons with dementia, therefore it remains governed by some laws/programs, of which I write about in theoretical part. I continue with review of ways of working with people with dementia in Slovenia, wherein I primarily focus on home care for people with dementia, day care centres for elderly people and institutional care. I also quote some of more significant ways of working with persons with dementia, which comes to Slovenia from abroad, wherein I especially focus on the homes for the elderly of the 4th generation, validation theory and Snoezelen method. The care for the elderly people in Slovenia is mostly institutionally oriented, although there is generally negative attitude to the homes for the elderly. At the empirical part I want to obtain in-depth insight into the work with persons with dementia in the institutional care. In my interviews with the professional managers or directors of the homes for the elderly people I focus mainly on the verification of using or inapplicability of using some of the methods that come to Slovenia from abroad and aswell I focus on the causes for that kind of condition. I also compare the work with persons with dementia between public and private homes for the elderly.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: dementia, elderly, social security for people with dementia in Slovenia, homes for the elderly of the 4th generation, methods for working with people with dementia
    Number of Pages: 186
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Matej SandeMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10064201)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2152
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 07:30
    Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 07:30
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2152

    Actions (login required)

    View Item