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May 21, 2014
DVD review of 20 questions 100 answers 6 perspectives
Good ideas & perspectives from people with a positive
approach to living with dementia
Review by Angie
I borrowed this DVD -
I really wanted to see it because I knew several of the speakers are leaders
with cutting edge ideas and perspectives on how diagnosed person and caregiver
can continue to live joyful, purposeful life in spite of the disease.
Richard Taylor is
well known as a diagnosed person who is a writer and speaker about how it feels
to have Alzheimer’s and how people with dementia want to be treated.
Allen Powers (Dementia beyond drugs : changing the culture of care) and Bill Thomas are doctors and
leaders in field of creating care facilities that provide happy, purposeful,
engaging environments, by training staff and counselling family caregivers. Judy
Berry opened two care facilities of her own after seeing the untrained care her
mother received and the devastating effect it had on her mother's daily life -
her facilities are models for true person centred care for people with
dementia, and use care approaches which nearly eliminate the use of sedating
drugs by understanding the needs of residents judged aggressive by other less
educated care facilities. These were the four speakers whose work I am familiar
"I think it's a great
resource, giving people a realistic AND HOPEFUL look at what lies ahead - not
the usual gloom and doom which drags so many diagnosed people and their
caregivers down. It's a 2 dvd set - two hours of interviews organized well." These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on email@example.com