A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. Many care providers have little or no training in meeting the challenges of dementia, however. This book shows them how to overcome the obstacles they face and also how to cultivate more meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia.
- Published: 14 June 2011
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781421400341 ISBN 10: 1421400340
- Sales rank: 288,670
Full description for A Loving Approach to Dementia Care
Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. Few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia, however. They need the guidance this book provides to overcome caregiving obstacles and cultivate more meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss. Laura Wayman's program of care emphasizes communication, affirmative response, and empowerment-transforming the caregiving process from a burden into a fulfilling journey. Her true stories of caregiving illustrate the principles of this loving approach, giving readers essential tools for connecting with people who have dementia. In addition to offering valuable lessons on how to provide the best possible care, Wayman urges caregivers not to neglect themselves: take care of yourself so you will have physical and mental energy to share with your loved one. The practical tips included here will help you balance your own needs with those of your loved one, creating a more positive experience for you both. A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is a special guide, filled with respect, calmness, creativity-and love.