The Art of Dementia Care

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/25/2007
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning

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The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
About the Authorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Dr. Alzheimer and Auguste Deiterp. 1
The Artist of Dementia Carep. 15
Shifting Thoughts, Words, and Actionsp. 33
How to Turn Around Challenging Behaviorsp. 51
Taking Care of Family Caregiversp. 67
The Artist in Actionp. 85
View from the Fieldp. 101
Selected References and Resourcesp. 111
Indexp. 115
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