The Art of Dementia Care 1st Edition
Daniel Kuhn | Jane Verity
ISBN-13: 9781401899516 | ISBN-10: 140189951X
© 2008 | Published |  96  Pages

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The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care.

  • Acknowledgements and the Authors
    Chapter One: Dr. Alzheimer and Auguste
    Chapter Two: The Artist of Dementia Care
    Chapter Three: Shifting Thoughts, Words & Actions
    Chapter Four: How to Turn Around Challenging Behavior
    Chapter Five: The Artist in Action
    Further Reading

    • Written by experienced dementia care advocates who have applied the concepts in every day practice.
    • Applies new ideas through real-life examples.
    • The Art of Dementia Care speaks not only to the mind, but to the heart and soul of its readers. It inspires and empowers caregivers by illuminating the limitless possibilities that truly exist when we choose the relationship model of care. Kuhn and Verity clearly illustrate how everyday challenges in caregiving can evolve into opportunities that celebrate residual abilities, and honor and uphold the dignity of persons with dementia. Through simple, practical and thoughtful examples, the Art of Dementia Care awakens its readers to the powerful realization “that you hold the key to the quality of someone else's life”. Imagine a world where we all shared this conviction. Maribeth Gallagher, MS, RN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Hospice of the Valley Dementia Program Director

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    • Instructor Manual for Kuhn/Verity's The Art of Dementia Care
      ISBN-10: 1401899536 | ISBN-13:9781401899530
      List Price = 49.95
      Contains quizzes and PowerPoint presentations

    • Daniel Kuhn is the Director of the Professional Training Institute for the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter in Chicago, IL.

      Jane Verity, OTR, FT, CSP, Master Practitioner in NLP is the Director of Dementia Care Australia in Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia.