A Loving Approach To Dementia Care, 2nd Edition: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer's Disease Or Other Dementia or Memory Loss
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Date: July 2019
Duration: 5 hours 39 minutes
Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. Few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia, however-and that is where A Loving Approach to Dementia Care can help. The book offers practical, compassionate advice on overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss.
Laura Wayman's program of care emphasizes communication, affirmative response, and empowerment-transforming the caregiving process from a burden into a fulfilling journey. Her true stories of caregiving illustrate the principles of this loving approach, giving listeners essential tools for connecting with people who have dementia. A practitioner whose strategies have seen great success in thousands of individual homes and facilities across the country, Wayman shows how understanding the limits and possibilities of the person who has dementia can make all the difference in the world.
In this thoroughly revised edition, Wayman adds fresh caregiving insights, two completely new chapters that explore the dangers of denial by both caregivers and people with memory loss, and the 'Dementia-Aware Guide to Caregiving'-a quick reference tool for advice on how to respond to specific difficult behaviors.