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

By (author) Oliver James

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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.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 26mm | 320g
  • 09 Jul 2010
  • Ebury Publishing
  • VERMILION
  • London
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0091901812
  • 9780091901813
  • 7,271

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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. www.oliver-james-books.com

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"an indispensable handbook for anyone coping with the effects of dementia and who wants to keep a sufferer as happy as is humanly possible" Daily Express "a revolutionary new way of treating dementia brings amazing benefits for patients and carers alike" Guardian "I found myself weeping ... An important book" -- Sarah Stacey YOU magazine "Explains a revolutionary way to care for dementia patients ... tender techniques that can ease absent minds" Telegraph "I bought it and can confirm that anyone who wants help in caring for the condition will find this excellent work a revelation" -- Bel Mooney Mail on Sunday

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