Dementia with Dignity: Living Well with Alzheimer's and Dementia Using the DAWN Method
Wouldn’t dementia care be easier if you could get on the same page as your loved one? When we understand what someone experiencing dementia is going through, we can truly help them enjoy more peace and security at home. This book will help you recognize the unmet emotional needs that are causing problems, giving you a better understanding and ability to address them.
“Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recall or recount what is happening to them, they still have the experiences. The psychological present lasts about three seconds. Their moods and actions are expressions of their experiences in the present.”
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In this book you'll learn:
- The basic facts about dementia, plus the skills lost and those not lost;
- How to recognize and respond to the emotions caused by dementia, and avoid dementia-related behaviors;
- Tools for working with an impaired person’s moods and changing sense of reality;
- Techniques for dealing with hygiene, safety, nutrition and exercise issues;
- A greater understanding and appreciation of what someone with dementia is experiencing, and how your care can increase their emotional wellbeing.
There are infinitely more happy times and experiences to be shared together. Be a part of caring for, honoring, and upholding the life of someone you love by helping them experience dementia with dignity.
Someone is diagnosed with dementia every 66 seconds. By 2030, the rate will be someone every 33 seconds.
Paying for homecare is expensive, but the cost of institutional care is astronomical—over $92,000/year in 2016. We need to learn how to provide effective dementia care at home. This book equips families to do so.
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