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Teaching Dementia Care

Skill and Understanding

Nancy L. Mace

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Dementia afflicts millions of Americans and deeply affects the lives of their loved ones. Good care has been proven to have a significant effect on the quality of life of a person with dementia. To ensure good care, staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day-care centers, and providers of home care must be thoroughly and continually trained by qualified and well-prepared professionals.

Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day, has created the ultimate teachers' guide for dementia care training. Rich with information and with tools for effective communication...

Dementia afflicts millions of Americans and deeply affects the lives of their loved ones. Good care has been proven to have a significant effect on the quality of life of a person with dementia. To ensure good care, staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day-care centers, and providers of home care must be thoroughly and continually trained by qualified and well-prepared professionals.

Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day, has created the ultimate teachers' guide for dementia care training. Rich with information and with tools for effective communication between teacher and student, the text supplies instructors with in-depth lessons and includes relevant charts, tables, and handouts, which may be customized to suit specific programs.

Good training is the foundation for a confident and competent caregiver and supports the dignity and well-being of persons with dementia and their families. With her unmistakable compassion, humor, and wisdom, Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.

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392
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9780801880438
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1. Laying the Groundwork for Change
Chapter 2. Teaching Techniques That Work
Chapter 3. Teaching Adult Students
Part II: Lessons
Chapter 4. Helping the

Acknowledgements
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1. Laying the Groundwork for Change
Chapter 2. Teaching Techniques That Work
Chapter 3. Teaching Adult Students
Part II: Lessons
Chapter 4. Helping the Person by Understanding the Problem
Chapter 5. Helping the Person by Understanding How the Brain Affects Behavior
Chapter 6. Facilitating Function by Treating Excess Disability
Chapter 7. Facilitating Function by Treating Stress
Chapter 8. Applying Skills in Activities of Daily Living
Chapter 9. Helping the Person by Enriching Communication
Chapter 10. Helping the Person by Sustaining Relationships
Chapter 11. Caring for the Person by Meeting Emotional Needs
Chapter 12. Helping the Person by Addressing Mood
Chapter 13. Restoring Enjoyment Through Activities
Chapter 14. Thinking Through Challenging Behaviors
Chapter 15. A Plan And a Celebration
Part III: Additional Information for Educators
Chapter 16. Evaluating Your Training
Chapter 17. Making the Best Use of Charting and Information-Based Systems
Chapter 18. Using Assessment Instruments
References and Resources
Index

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Nancy L. Mace
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Nancy L. Mace, MA

Nancy L. Mace, MA, is retired. She was a consultant to and member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association and an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.