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Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient: A Caregiver's Guide to Connection and Hope

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Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient: A Caregiver's Guide to Connection and Hope is a fresh and inspirational approach to caring for the dementia patient. By understanding that the life of the dementia sufferer is lived in small increments of time, the caregiver is able to create moments of joy and contentment within the confines of this debilitating disease. ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published 2015 by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Grady
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
`A quiet gentle soul seated in a Geri-Chair who seldom speaks, preferring instead to sit and hum soft impromptus.'

Virginia author Ronda Parsons has pursued a career in sales management and sales training. When her mother-in-law Nan was diagnosed with dementia, Ronda became her caregiver, at first frustrated with the idiosyncrasies of advancing dementia and gradually finding a path into those moment of lucidity and finding ways to make the last years of Nan happy ones. The ways in which she
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Molly Jean
This is a deeply felt, intensely personal memoir covering the author's 10+ years of giving care to her beloved mother-in-law Nan who has developed dementia. But it is so much more than a memoir...the author sets out to share her experiences and the lessons she has learned caring for "her Nan". And she succeeds beautifully. She offers insights into her successes and, perhaps more importantly, her missteps and failures along the way. The author's goal, in addition to ensuring Nan's health, safety ...more
Imelda Cummins-DeMelkon
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent means of support and helpful suggestions for anyone trying to maintain a decent and loving quality of life for a parent /relative dealing with the challenges of Dementia/Alzheimer's disease, in all of it's stages.The author writes with total honesty and clarity of the journey she so diligently undertakes with her ailing Mother-in Law and offers readers hope, insight and the underlying reassurance that every small moment counts.We get to share in the sometimes ...more
Diane
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient offers a positive new approach to handling dementia patients and stems from the author's ten years of experience. It's designed to help fellow caregivers understand the stages of dementia and how to create connections and positive experiences through them all.

This guide is highly recommended for caregivers and professionals who deal with dementia and Alzheimer's patients on a daily basis. Where other guides may talk about communication and
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