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Library Dementia Services

There are 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and tens of millions further who are their caregivers. As a public service, it is important that library and information professionals learn to serve and assist those with dementia. Designed for seasoned professionals and library science students alike, this book first presents a complete overview of the spectrum disease known as Alzheimer’s dementia, as well as a basic understanding of the information needs of dementia caregivers. It then explores best practices, guidelines, and concrete ideas for serving those with dementia and their caregivers, including: Customer service and communication, with evidence-based suggestions for working with this population; Information resources to best meet the reference needs of the community, as grounded in LIS user studies and health informatics; Collection development for ongoing and appropriate mental and social stimulation of those experiencing cognitive decline; and Programming ideas for both communities, with a wide variety of focus and content.

ใส่ตะกร้า
  • ISBN9781838676940
  • ประเภท E-Book
  • ผู้แต่ง Timothy J. Dickey
  • สำนักพิมพ์ Emerald
  • ครั้งที่พิมพ์ 1
  • ปีที่พิมพ์2020
  • ภาษาภาษาอังกฤษ
  • หมวดหมู่เทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ / บรรณารักษ์
: ข้อมูลหนังสือ

There are 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and tens of millions further who are their caregivers. As a public service, it is important that library and information professionals learn to serve and assist those with dementia. Designed for seasoned professionals and library science students alike, this book first presents a complete overview of the spectrum disease known as Alzheimer’s dementia, as well as a basic understanding of the information needs of dementia caregivers. It then explores best practices, guidelines, and concrete ideas for serving those with dementia and their caregivers, including: Customer service and communication, with evidence-based suggestions for working with this population; Information resources to best meet the reference needs of the community, as grounded in LIS user studies and health informatics; Collection development for ongoing and appropriate mental and social stimulation of those experiencing cognitive decline; and Programming ideas for both communities, with a wide variety of focus and content.