The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care / Edition 1

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Overview

Because Alzheimer's disease affects each person differently, caregivers continue to search for methods that can meet diverse needs. The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care offers an uplifting, effective method for the care of people with Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program uses positive strategies that build on older adults' remaining strengths and abilities. It's easy to learn and simple to implement. The basic elements found in any good friendship -- respect, empathy, support, trust, humor--are what give the Best Friends model the flexibility to adapt to individuals at all points along the ever-changing continuum of the disease process. Whether dealing with confusion, frustration, anxiety, anger, or other challenges, caregivers will find in this volume the specific tools they need to solve problems and improve care recipients' behavior -- compassionately and effectively. Learn how to ensure the highest quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease, not just by preventing catastrophic episodes but by making every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable, and secure.

Describes the disease, how to make an assessment of the individual's abilities, how to provide quality care, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812353
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 295,989
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease 9
Ch. 2 Alzheimer's Disease Basics 21
Ch. 3 Assessing Remaining Strengths and Abilities 27
Ch. 4 An Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights 37
Ch. 5 The Art of Friendship 43
Ch. 6 The Life Story 65
Ch. 7 The "Knack" of Alzheimer's Care 91
Ch. 8 The Best Friends Approach to Communication 115
Ch. 9 The Best Friends Approach to Activities 127
Ch. 10 The Best Friends Approach at Home 143
Ch. 11 The Best Friends Approach in Adult Day Services 161
Ch. 12 The Best Friends Approach in Long-Term Care Facilities 179
Ch. 13 Best One's Own Best Friend 195
Ch. 14 Light Out of Darkness 209
App. A Resources for Families 217
App. B Select Readings 221
App. C Our Best Friends 225
Index 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2006

    'Best Friend' reduced to a technique

    The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care (1996) I really wasn't that impressed with Bell and Troxel's book. I found their presentation of the 'best friend' approach gimmicky, (something of a clever subterfuge). When I read # 4 on page 181: '...the model does not call for staff to become actual friends, but rather to treat all residents as the would a 'best friend.' - the book sank in my estimation. If there's anything I've learned in 15 yrs. of therapy with the elderly it's that the patronizer is transparent before them. Being a 'best friend' should not be reduced to a method or technique but must come from the heart.

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