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When Your Loved One Has Dementia

A Simple Guide for Caregivers

Joy A. Glenner, Jean M. Stehman, Judith Davagnino, Margaret J. Galante, and Martha L. Green

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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...

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.

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

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.

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Book Details

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Available
Trim Size
5.5
x
8.5
Pages
152
ISBN
9780801881145
Illustration Description
4 line drawings
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
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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

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Joy A. Glenner

Joy A. Glenner is the president of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Centers.
Featured Contributor

Judith Davagnino

Judith Davagnino is the director of operations for the Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers.
Featured Contributor

Martha L. Green

Martha L. Green is the nursing education supervisor for the Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers.