When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers

When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers

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Overview

Eighty percent of persons with dementia live at home, and the family members caring for them are often overwhelmed by the enormous responsibility and the complexities of care. This book is designed to support the caregivers and help them understand the needs and feelings of the person for whom they are caring. A central focus is the goal of sustaining a loving family relationship between the caregiver and the patient.

Developed from a training program for professionals and family caregivers, this book teaches the basics of dementia care while emphasizing communication, understanding and acceptance, and personal growth through the caregiving experience. The result is a guide that integrates the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801881145
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/17/2005
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joy A. Glenner is the president of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Centers. Jean M. Stehman is the director of the Glenner School of Dementia Care. Judith Davagnino is the director of operations for the Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers. Margaret J. Galante is the director of nursing, and Martha L. Green is the nursing education supervisor.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Understanding and Acceptance
2. Preparing for the future
3. Communication; the Key to Quality of Life for You and Your Loved One
4. Safety for You and Your Family Member with Dementia
5. The Necessities of Daily Life: Getting Things Done with, Note Just for, Your Loved One
6. Keeping Busy and Enjoying Time Together
Glossary
Resources
Index

What People are Saying About This

"This is a good beginning book for the person who is learning to care for someone with dementia. It is sensitive to the feelings and needs of the caregiver."

Nancy L. Mace

"This is a good beginning book for the person who is learning to care for someone with dementia. It is sensitive to the feelings and needs of the caregiver."

Peter V. Rabins

A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended.

Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day

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