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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief
Narrated by: Leslie Howard
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia  

Nearly half of US citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, and neighbors, as well as educators and professionals - anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss" - having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.

  •  Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia  
  • Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be 
  • Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving  

Boss' book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace, rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

©2011 Pauline Boss (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Kelliann Hale
  • 27-06-19

Thoughtful, real time help

This book opened a new way for me to think about dementia, my loved one with dementia, & me as I love someone with dementia. It is also a good book on how to assist caregivers. This book offers words to put to my experience & encouragement to continue loving the person with dementia well.

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