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A diagnosis of dementia closes one chapter and opens a new one. But the story isn’t written yet. Now, you have to dream up a whole new future for yourself and the loved one in your care.
Dementia Care Companion is the complete handbook of practical information for caring for a loved one with dementia, at every stage along the journey.
Get oriented from the first steps after a dementia diagnosis. Create a dementia-friendly home, plan for effective care, and get help.Deal with behavior problems by addressing root causes. Manage aggression, anxiety, depression, apathy, and confusion.Communicate more effectively. Use humor to connect. Bypass force with flow, and get your loved one to cooperate with you.Create meaningful routines and day-to-day schedules to eliminate surprises and keep your loved one healthy and engaged with life.Prepare for incontinence, urinary tract infection, aspiration pneumonia, and other medical complications before they arrive on the scene.Look after yourself and other vulnerable members of your family as you care for a loved one with dementia.
Beautifully illustrated and full of humanity, compassion, and tenderness, this is the care companion you’ll want by your side throughout your dementia journey.