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Speaking Dementia

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Frena Gray-Davidson has lived and worked with people with dementia for over 20 years. She is a best selling author and is internationally recognized for her care giver training workshops. In this book she shares new ways of how to listen to find your loved one who is still the person within. The book is both compassionate and practical, filled with solutions to the everyda ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Balian Books (first published August 28th 2011)
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Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There was useful information buried in this book, but either something was seriously wrong with my Kindle copy or the author wrote the same chapters more than once (with small alterations). Plus, she kept addressing the reader as "Missy". I'd recommend hiring a ghostwriter to extract the good stuff (of which there's quite a bit, and for that the 3 stars) and re-arrange the material into what could be a genuinely helpful guide to caregivers.

And don't get me started on the formatting. Just. Don't.
Laura LaFleur
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book had some thoughtful content however the horrible grammar and editing made it almost unreadable.
Mary Jane
There was a lot of useful information in this book and I appreciated the author's staunch support of patients rights and her desire to help people give people with dementia compassionate care.

However, there were a LOT of grammatical and editing errors as well as way too much repetition. Because of this, I would rate the book 3-1/2 stars, and a solid 4 if the editing were better. It's possible the grammar and editing errors are only in the Kindle edition.

If you can get through the problems, the
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This is set up as a kind of reference book for people taking care of someone with dementia. You can pick and choose from the table of contents, depending on your current issue. The author recognizes that you are probably limited on time and energy and just want some helpful hints. You can get them here.
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