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Comforting the confused : strategies for managing dementia

Author: Stephanie B Hoffman; Constance A Platt
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Annotation "How to comfort? How to help?" are questions often asked by persons providing care to individuals suffering from dementia. According to Hoffman and Platt--a warm smile, gentle touch, and soothing voice tone can help toward improving quality of life. The authors believe caregivers should be encouraged to emphasize non-verbal aspects of their communication throughout their daily care of the demented.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoffman, Stephanie B.
Comforting the confused.
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., ©2001
(OCoLC)49675583
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie B Hoffman; Constance A Platt
ISBN: 9780826117168 0826117163
OCLC Number: 302207747
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 254 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Sensory and communication changes in normal and demented elders --
Communication strategies with dementia residents --
Alzheimer's disease --
Vascular dementia --
Managing depression --
Solving difficult behavior problems --
Feeding strategies --
Wandering --
Falls and the use of mechanical restraints --
Caring for the younger resident --
Working with families of dementia residents --
Special care units --
Dying and grieving.
Responsibility: Stephanie B. Hoffman [and] Constance A. Platt.

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Provides research-based, practical guidelines for communicating with dementia patients and offers strategies for responding to depression, aggression, wandering, and other behavioral problems. This  Read more...

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