March 09, 2016

Caring for a loved one with dementia : a mindfulness-based guide for reducing stress and making the best of your journey together

Caring for a loved one with dementia : a mindfulness-based guide for reducing stress and making the best of your journey together

contents :
Dementia Care,  
Stress, and Mindfulness
Finding Out for Yourself: Practicing Mindfulness
Being with Grief
From Caregiver to Care Partnering
Coming to Your Senses
Tending the Heart
Clearing the Mind 
Learning to Communicate 
Responding to Distress and Challenging Situations
Putting Yourself First
Reaping All the Fruit

If you're caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. This book offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia.
In this book, you'll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you'll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.


“This book is an outstanding contribution to dementia care. Marguerite’s experience, understanding, and compassion shine through every page. She has done a stunning job of presenting the complexities of dementia and how to be a care partner with the support of a mindfulness approach. Organized and inspiring, anyone dealing with dementia will be immensely grateful for this book, surely destined to become a classic in the field.”
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, author of Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows.

“With this clear and compelling guide to mindfulness practices, Marguerite Manteau-Rao fills an important void in the education of those who support people living with dementia. It is only by learning to be fully present that supportive partners can transcend communication barriers, understand distress, and create a pathway for their own well-being as well.”
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP, author of Dementia Beyond Drugs and Dementia Beyond Disease..

Mindfulness for carers : how to manage the demands of caregiving while finding a place for yourself
by Dr Cheryl Rezek
This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

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