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An easy-to-listen and sensitive portrayal of the changing world of people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease or other diseases, and those who care for them. Offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. The author carefully explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes. She describes how these losses affect the day-to-day life of people with dementia, their understanding of the world around them, and their personal situations. The many portrayals of real-life experiences clarify and deepen the explanations.
Jennifer is a nurse who worked for many years as an educator and counsellor for people with dementia and their families, as well as others in caring roles. She addresses the emotional and grief issues in the contexts in which they arise for families living with dementia. This audiobook is intentionally written in easily understood plain language. Thoughtful Dementia Care is an expansion of the free paper by the same author, "Understanding the Dementia Experience", which has been widely distributed online and received much praise for many years. The shorter paper is featured on websites for carers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disease, and has been downloaded by thousands of people.
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- Tania MF
Great insights, understanding and guidance
This book really helped me to understand what dementia is and how it can effect a persons mind, personality and health. It gives advice for those who have a loved one with dementia using case histories. 100% recommend it for anyone who knows someone with dementia. It will help you and them to cope.