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The best friends approach to Alzheimer's care

Author: Virginia Bell; David Troxel
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Health Professions Press, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care shows how easily you can make a difference in the life of a family member or client in your care. Here's the help you've been looking for: families will gain a renewed sense of hope, nursing facility staff will find simple applications for resident care, adult day center staff can enrich programming and attract more volunteers, and individuals with emerging Alzheimer's
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Bell, Virginia.
Best friends approach to Alzheimer's care.
Baltimore, Md. : Health Professions Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605429433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Bell; David Troxel
ISBN: 1878812351 9781878812353
OCLC Number: 34753548
Description: x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The experience of Alzheimer's disease --
Alzheimer's disease basics --
Assessing remaining strengths and abilities --
An Alzheimer's disease bill of rights --
The art of friendship --
The life story --
The "knack" of Alzheimer's care --
The best friends approach to communication --
The best friends approach to activities --
The best friends approach at home --
The best friends approach in adult day services --
The best friends approach in long-term care facilities --
Best one's own best friend --
Light out of darkness --
Appendix A. Sources for Families --
Appendix B. Select readings --
Appendix C. Our best friends.
Responsibility: Virginia Bell and David Troxel.

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The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care shows how easily you can make a difference in the life of a family member or client in your care. Here's the help you've been looking for: families will gain a renewed sense of hope, nursing facility staff will find simple applications for resident care, adult day center staff can enrich programming and attract more volunteers, and individuals with emerging Alzheimer's disease will gain valuable insights. Learn new ways to.

Solve problems, encourage positive behavior, and improve communications. Make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable, and secure.

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"innovative and refreshing due to the relaxed and natural 'hands on' approach - an empowering book that proves one can enjoy life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease."-- (01/01/2001) "One of the Read more...

 
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