When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers

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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.

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Overview

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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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What People Are Saying

Peter V. Rabins

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

Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day

Nancy L. Mace

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.

Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day

Peter V. Rabins
A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended.
Nancy L. Mace
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.
Nancy L. Mace

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.

Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day

Peter V. Rabins

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

Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801881145
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2005
  • Pages: 137
  • Sales rank: 532,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy A. Glenner is the president of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Centers. Jean M. Stehman is the director of the Glenner School of Dementia Care. Judith Davagnino is the director of operations for the Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers. Margaret J. Galante is the director of nursing, and Martha L. Green is the nursing education supervisor.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

1 Understanding and acceptance 1
2 Preparing for the future 20
3 Communication, the key to quality of life for you and your loved one 35
4 Safety for you and your family member with dementia 60
5 The necessities of daily life : getting things done with, not just for, your loved one 81
6 Keeping busy and enjoying time together 101
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