Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being (Paperback)Oliver James (author)
Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.
A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.
Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 301 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 22 mm
an indispensable handbook for anyone coping with the effects of dementia and who wants to keep a sufferer as happy as is humanly possible - Daily Express
a revolutionary new way of treating dementia brings amazing benefits for patients and carers alike - Guardian
I found myself weeping ... An important book - Sarah Stacey, YOU magazine
Explains a revolutionary way to care for dementia patients ... tender techniques that can ease absent minds - Telegraph
I bought it and can confirm that anyone who wants help in caring for the condition will find this excellent work a revelation - Bel Mooney, Mail on Sunday
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Far and away, the best book about how to care for dementia patients. I have used it in my own home for three people and I can honestly say it works.
This book is seriously something you must read if you know, care or even want to educate yourself on the disease. Wish I’d heard about it sooner!
“Contented Dementia - a MUST read for anyone connected to someone with cognitive decline”
Such a helpful book in explaining not only what is happening to a person with dementia, but how to avoid the conflict and panic for all parties involved and retaining as much as you can of those who you love
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