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A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

Making Meaningful Connections while Caregiving
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Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. But few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia-despite the fact that millions of people will struggle with it as they grow older. In A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, Laura Wayman, who is known professionally as the Dementia Whisperer, offers practical, compassionate advice on overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Wayman includes * answers to common caregiver questions, such as "What is dementia?" * a detailed explanation of how to cope with and care for a spouse with dementia symptoms, including advice about communication * a new chapter on caring for someone who has dementia along with other health problems * recommendations about how to handle challenging situations and behaviors * dementia-aware activities that work for both family caregivers and professional care staff * fresh caregiving insights that emphasize the importance of taking time to care for oneself Each chapter contains two sections-"Lessons Learned" and "Perceptions and Approaches"-which provide details about how readers can apply lessons from the stories Wayman tells to their own caregiving practice. Providing support for the numerous difficulties and disruptions that all caregivers face along the way, A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is an empathetic guide filled with respect, calm, and creativity. It will leave readers feeling empowered and inspired.
Thanks and Appreciation 1. Introduction: Navigating the Journey 2. Peggy: The Ultimate Toll With Alicia Murray 3. Deborah: A Daughter's Journey 4. Charles: There Is Nothing Wrong with Me 5. Frances: What Is Dementia? 6. Jill: Into the Dementia Wonderland 7. Natalie: Much More than Words 8. Vada: Past, Present, and Future 9. Joe: Communicating the Gift of Value 10. Lucy and Betty: Thinking Outside the Box 11. Edna: You're Just Imagining Things 12. Margie: If You Keep Doing What You Are Doing . . . 13. Harry: It's Bath Night! 14. Rose, Edith, and Samuel: One Size Does Not Fit All 15. Susan: Dealing with Disruption With Alicia Murray 16. Grace: Moving beyond Guilt With Alicia Murray 17. Virginia: Laughter Is Therapeutic With Alicia Murray 18. Maria and Andreas: In Sickness and in Health 19. Beatrice and Henry: The Power of Gratitude 20. Sean: The Puzzling Pieces of Grief With Denise Howard 21. Lessons, Perceptions, and Approaches: A Reader's Guide The Dementia-Aware Guide to Caregiving References About the Authors Index
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