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When someone you know is living in a dementia care community : words to say and things to do

Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2016]
Series: 36-hour day book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the 'easy way out' by choosing a dementia care community," she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Wonderlin
ISBN: 9781421420646 1421420643 9781421420653 1421420651
OCLC Number: 944012966
Description: xi, 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Basics of dementia care, and life in a dementia care community. What is long-term care? ; What is dementia? ; What type of dementia is it, and why does it matter? ; When it's time for a dementia care community, and when it's not? ; Caring for people is an imperfect science --
Communicating with someone who has dementia. Embrace their reality: when loved ones are confused ; Why it doesn't work to reorient people who have dementia ; Why quizzing isn't effective ; Become a dementia detective ; Car keys, cell phones, and wallets --
Living in a dementia care community. The importance of meaningful activities ; Baby dolls, artificial pets, and the importance of environment ; A note about visiting ; Personal preferences ; The cost of good hygiene ; Move-in day: dropping your loved one off ; Saying goodbye for the day --
Relationships and dementia. The importance of friendship for people who have dementia ; Sex and partnership in a dementia community ; Trouble with other residents ; Agitation in the evening: preventing and coping with sundowning ; Day trips and outings ; She doesn't recognize me --
Challenges and changes in advanced dementia care. The right approach when it comes to aggression ; Hallucinations and delusional thinking ; Aphasia, second languages, and word salads ; Dietary changes ; Caregiver stress and cultivating patience ; Preserving hope.
Series Title: 36-hour day book.
Responsibility: Rachael Wonderlin.

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Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the 'easy way out' by choosing a dementia care community," she writes. "You are still going to deal with a lot of challenging behaviors, concerns, and questions regarding your loved one's care."

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It is an interesting book and has helpful information for all types of readers. * Nursing Times *

 
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