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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 relat ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published May 10th 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published May 5th 2005)
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James Klagge
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology, medicine
Very practically oriented, with lots of suggestions. Two points that are very firm: 1) Use it or lose it. The longer you can keep someone doing particular things, the more functional they will remain in general. 2) Don't try to fix the person--accommodate yourself to where the person is. There is a huge temptation to try to correct the person's misunderstandings or behavior. But this is pointless. Diverting the person's attention, and modeling what you want the person to do is always better. The ...more
Tangier14
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i actually read this 5 years ago, when I saw a man reading it on the plane next to me, and when I realized that my mother was not as mentally astute as she had been in the past. The book showed me that I had been handling issues with her in an entirely incorrect manner, and helped guide me to make decisions that have improved her quality of life - and mine. I have used this book numerous times since this as reference material and have recommended it to many other people. Easy to read - an early ...more
M.E.
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
not a bad book on the subject, though it focuses almost entirely on folks who have Alziemers and are ambulatory.
Rod Pyle
Wish I didn't need it, but I do. Nothing can prepare you for this. Books help, but every case if so different that they can provide only the broadest of guidelines.
David Roberts
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dementia
Simple and straightforward guide for a dementia patient's family members. Strong section on communication.
Candy
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
How about a book that tells how to tell if someone has dementia, or is on their way there?
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Diagnosing dementia is a complex process that takes more than a single doctors visit.
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