I am not sick, I don't need help! : how to help someone with mental illness accept treatment
This book fills a tremendous void…" wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed a mental disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill.
In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.
I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others…to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.
He's doing this to spite me - DVD kitThe purpose of this DVD and guide are to share perspectives on caring for adults afflicted with a condition that causes memory loss and changes in cognitive function. This set is intended for caregivers and professionals who work with people who have dementia.
Those who are close to someone who has dementia often find it hard to deal with the erratic and difficult behaviours that result from the disease. They may begin to interpret these behaviour patterns as intentional and to feel that the hostility and resistance they see are directed at them personally. Under the daily stresses of caregiving, and lacking a full understanding of the ways dementia affects behaviour, caregivers may respond with frustration, impatience, and even anger. Often, this only escalates the cycle of emotional discomfort, hostility, and defensiveness.
Three caregivers openly share their experiences of conflict and frustration in interactions with their loved one who has dementia. These scenes are integrated with comments and guidance from professionals in dementia care. The result is a program which teaches both family and professional caregivers how to reframe the dynamic into one which is more comfortable and productive for both caregiver and patient.
Beyond loss: dementia, identity, personhood
This DVD focuses on ENABLING staff to be feeling based in dementia care. It comprises of a live dementia care workshop where David Sheard
Key Learning Messages
• Listening to the lived experience of people is what matters most
• Implementing together the three elements of group living, relaxed task orientation and being person centred is achievable
• Valuing quality of life moment by moment has to count in person centred dementia care
• Ensuring real qualitative observations occur regularly can transform future care
Hearing the voice : improving communication with people with dementia: a study guide
This study guide has been written for people who work in home care, day centres, dementia projects and care homes. Volunteer workers who support people with dementia will also find it useful.
Good communication is the key to unlocking memories and improving quality of life and care. In turn, our attitudes are vital in assisting people with dementia to communicate. We need to be positive and concentrate on what the person can still do. Good communication should bring about shared moments of discovery and enjoyment. This guide looks at all aspects of communication, and includes a series of exercises to help you think about how you can communicate better with people with dementia.