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Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being

Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being

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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the

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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.

A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.

Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781407028873
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
568,871
File size:
470 KB

Meet the Author

Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture, the bestselling They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Contented Dementia. He is a trustee of two children's charities: the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart.

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Contented Dementia 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful approach to dementia. I wish I had read this sooner. Contentment for my mom and enjoyment of my time with her is of prime importance to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago