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Creating joy and meaning for the dementia patient : a caregiver's guide to connection and hope

Author: Ronda Parsons
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on ten years of caregiving experience, the techniques offered here honor the patient's individuality, interests, and previous accomplishments. This approach is fresh and inspirational, and recounts a personal journey, filled with relatable experiences that readers will find uplifting and brimming with hope. It teaches family members and other caregivers how to stay connected with their loved one for as long as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronda Parsons
ISBN: 9781442227552 1442227559
OCLC Number: 892878788
Awards: Winner of Midwest Book Review Pick of the Month.
Commended for New York Book Festival Honorable Mention (General non-Fiction).
Description: xix, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The turning point --
Grabbing at shadows --
Acceptance --
The moment by moment technique --
The joy continuum --
A positive approach --
Memories --
Beauty --
Creating emotional memories --
Nature --
The five senses --
Mind games --
Communication --
Dignity --
Spirit --
Emotional security --
Humor is the best medicine --
The caregiver --
The business of dementia --
Going home.
Responsibility: Ronda Parsons.

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Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient offers a positive approach to dementia care, one that will help caregivers connect the patient's understanding to the world around him/her, so that  Read more...

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