Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: A Mindfulness-Based Guide for Reducing Stress and Making the Best of Your Journey Together

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: A Mindfulness-Based Guide for Reducing Stress and Making the Best of Your Journey Together

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626251571
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 225,047
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in bringing new, innovative solutions to the field of dementia care. She is CEO of the Presence Care Project and was founder of the Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also cofounder of Neurocern, a software company aimed at empowering dementia caregivers with neuroscience-based, person-centered care solutions. Manteau-Rao is also a contributor to The Huffington Post.

Foreword writer Kevin Barrows, MD, is clinical professor of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is founder and director of mindfulness programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where he helps patients cope with the stress of everyday life and illness.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

1 Dementia Care, Stress, and Mindfulness 4

2 Finding Out for Yourself: Practicing Mindfulness 19

3 Being with Grief 36

4 From Caregiver to Care Partnering 52

5 Coming to Your Senses 71

6 Tending the Heart 89

7 Clearing the Mind 105

8 Learning to Communicate 125

9 Responding to Distress and Challenging Situations 142

10 Putting Yourself First 163

11 Reaping All the Fruit 178

Resources 194

References 197

Interviews


Manteau-Rao resides in Palo Alto, CA.

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: A Mindfulness-Based Guide for Reducing Stress and Making the Best of Your Journey Together 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Connie57103 More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Manteau-Rao informs us that mindfulness "is a way of paying attention". Her book is about mindfulness to the very end of life of your loved one. This should be the dementia bible. It has everything. The one thing that I learned about and struck me the most was "care partnering" instead of "caregiving". Care Partnering "is a more mutual and balanced way of being with our loved one". Why is this so meaningful to me? Just this: one of the five Core Emotions Needs in Jane Verity's list. And that is the need to be useful along with the need to make decisions "are the two most important emotional needs you should consider when caring for a loved one". Also, allowing your loved one to have a choice, even if it is between two things only. This book is plum full of valuable care concerns and advice to make caring better, not only for you, but for your loved one. It even explains how to grieve the last days of their lives. I wish I had this as my grandmother went downhill in just a matter of days. One day she was fine and talking, and the next, the nurses were refusing to give her food and water. This was explained so clearly in this book. It is good for anyone with a loved one who is at the end of life, as well. This is a very valuable book that I am so honored and appreciative to have had the opportunity to be able to read.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Must Have for any Caregiver. I was a First Read Winner of this book, and even though I finished reading this book, I plan on referring to it many more times. I have been a caregiver for 4 years now and I felt this book really understood what it is like for me on a daily basis, and just a few helpful hints already have helped me cope a little bit better. Also it helped me see what it is like for the person I take care of from a different perspective. So overall I found the book very helpful and I recommend it to any caregiver or anybody involved in taking care of a loved one. I wished this book was around when my uncle took care of my aunt, because the weight of that responsibility took a huge toll on him.