The Best Friends Staff: Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer's Programs / Edition 1

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Lives have been changed around the world since the publication of The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. Mutual respect, affection, understanding and support have enriched the lives of caregivers and of their clients. Now, help your staff learn new ways to solve problems, encourage positive behaviors, improve communications and make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable and secure. Help them all to be Best Friends to their clients with Alzheimer's disease! David Troxel and Virginia Bell are recognized nationally for their groundbreaking and innovative work helping people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Now, they bring 20 years of combined experience to a training program that will help you to help your staff acheive better outcomes and more rewarding experiences. Hear the voices of and learn ideas from real staff in facilities worldwide who are already implementing the Best Friends approach with their residents. The book is filled with: Hundreds of case studies describing successful programs and the improvements that the Best Friends approach has brought A training toolkit in each chapter featuring learning exercises, activities, games, and resources Proven advice on staff training and retention The authors' familiar, friendly style Help your staff to change lives, including their own. Order The Best Friends Staff today!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812636
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,103,165
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Training Tool Kits (Contents)
Ch. 1 The Best Friends Model 1
Ch. 2 Staff Recruiting, Training, & Development 17
Ch. 3 Medical & Scientific Basics 47
Ch. 4 The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease 65
Ch. 5 Assessment & Expectations 87
Ch. 6 Friendship 111
Ch. 7 The Life Story 133
Ch. 8 Communication 161
Ch. 9 Being Together Using Best Friends Activities 183
Ch. 10 Caregivers as Members of the Best Friends Team 213
Conclusion 233
Notes and References 239
App. A Programs Featured in The Best Friends Staff 241
App. B Professionals Featured in The Best Friends Staff 251
App. C Suggested Resources for Trainers 259
Index 265
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