A Dignified Life

A Dignified Life

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care : A Guide for Care Partners

Book - 2012
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"'A dignified life', revised and expanded, offers hope and help with a proven approach. Ten years ago, the first edition of 'A dignified life' changed the way the caregiving community approached Alzheimer's disease by showing caregivers how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding positive ways to interact even as mental abilities declined. Firmly grounded in the latest knowledge about the progression and treatment of dementia, this expanded edition offers a wealth of immediately usable tips and new problem-solving advice. It incorporates practical ideas for therapeutic activities including the latest brain-fitness exercises [to] stimulate the brain while adding structure, meaning, and context to daily routines."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. :, Health Communications,, [2012]
Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780757316654
Branch Call Number: 616.831 BE
Characteristics: xvii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Troxel, David


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May 03, 2018

This book has some useful ideas, but be warned that it has a very preachy, self-righteous tone that is hard to take when you are already stretched to your limit and beyond taking care of someone who cannot take care of him or herself. There are better books out there. "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care" by Laura Wayman is one. Frankly, pet care books are more helpful than this one. "The Other End of the Leash" by Patricia McConnell comes to mind.


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