May 31, 2016

a must see dvd for carers -In-home dementia care: tips & techniques

In-home dementia care: tips & techniques
Caring for your loved one living with a form of dementia in the home setting can create challenges those on the outside can only imagine. Without a strong support system and hands-on skills, this very difficult job can easily leave caregivers feel stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated.

Would you like to know how to build a care environment that best balances your loved one's needs with your own well-being and abilities? 

After watching this program you will know
- Practical tips and ideas to problem solve existing challenging situations for a more joyous caregiving relationship 
- How to prepare visitors and family members for more meaningful visits
- The value and difficulty when using multiple medications 
- How to create calming surroundings to reduce the risk of sundowning and other distressing behaviors
- How to apply Teepa's "Six Pieces to the Puzzle™" and "GEMS™" methods to discover your loved one's retained skills and interests, thereby creating a positive and more fulfilling care environment for the both of you

Chapters:
- Challenging Situations in the Home
- Six Pieces to the Puzzle™
- The GEMS™ 
- Comforting Your Loved One

we have 4 copies of this DVD  available for loan to members of AANSW - please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

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