Teaching Dementia Care: Skill and Understanding

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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, Nancy L. Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.
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Overview

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, Nancy L. Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.
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Laura Reif

This book makes a unique and significant contribution to the literature on the care of persons with Alzheimer disease. It provides very specific and comprehensive information to professionals, enabling them to educate caregivers so that they provide competent and compassionate care. Everything needed by the educator is provided—even summaries of key content in slides or overheads, and problem-solving exercises so students can acquire new strategies and caregiving techniques. Nancy Mace has provided professionals and direct caregivers with an invaluable resource. Thanks to this book, students will have direct access to one of the truly great teachers of the care of persons with Alzheimer disease.

Laura Reif, R.N., Ph.D., Graduate Program in Gerontological Nursing University of California, San Francisco

Laura Reif
This book makes a unique and significant contribution to the literature on the care of persons with Alzheimer disease. It provides very specific and comprehensive information to professionals, enabling them to educate caregivers so that they provide competent and compassionate care. Everything needed by the educator is provided—even summaries of key content in slides or overheads, and problem-solving exercises so students can acquire new strategies and caregiving techniques. Nancy Mace has provided professionals and direct caregivers with an invaluable resource. Thanks to this book, students will have direct access to one of the truly great teachers of the care of persons with Alzheimer disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801880421
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to and a 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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Getting started
Ch. I Laying the groundwork for change 3
Ch. II Teaching techniques that work 21
Ch. III Teaching adult students 39
Pt. 2 Lessons
Lesson 1 Helping the person by understanding the problem 47
Lesson 2 Helping the person by understanding how the brain affects behavior 66
Lesson 3 Facilitating function by treating excess disability 114
Lesson 4 Facilitating function by treating stress 151
Lesson 5 Applying skills in activities of daily living 183
Lesson 6 Helping the person by enriching communication 210
Lesson 7 Helping the person by sustaining relationships 228
Lesson 8 Caring for the person by meeting emotional needs 253
Lesson 9 Helping the person by addressing mood 265
Lesson 10 Restoring enjoyment through activities 289
Lesson 11 Thinking through challenging behaviors 309
Lesson 12 A plan and a celebration 326
Pt. 3 Additional information for educators
Ch. IV Evaluating your training 333
Ch. V Making the best use of charting and information-based systems 337
Ch. VI Using assessment instruments 354
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