School’s Professors Launch Influential Textbook on Dementia Care

Professors Debbie Tolson and Graham Jackson have edited and contributed to an evidence-based textbook, which gives an overview of the topic of dementia, with an emphasis on practice. Taking a collaborative approach, it is written by authors from a wide range of health and social care backgrounds and includes the perspectives of people with dementia, as well as family carers, with contributions from doctoral students from the UWS – Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) and other staff from within UWS School of Health. See

Designed for professionals undertaking further study in dementia care, this book will also support pre-registration students undertaking placements in the area and will prove to be an important resource in the workplace. The book makes an important and contemporary addition to resources available to practitioners and students in health, social and integrated care.

It will be the designated core text for UWS courses in this area and recommended reading for both undergraduate and our MSc Programmes.

Additionally, the inter-professional approach adopted demonstrates the the excellent networks which exist between the ASCPP and a range of stakeholders.

Professor Tolson commented

“It is a pleasure to write with research students and so good to see their work shared – we have so much to learn from each other”

To hear what both professors and student-collaborators said about the book on its launch click here:

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