A loving approach to dementia care : making meaningful connections with the person who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia or memory loss by Laura Wayman
..this program of care emphasizes communication, affirmative response, and empowerment—transforming the caregiving process from a burden into a fulfilling journey. Her true stories of caregiving illustrate the principles of this loving approach, giving readers essential tools for connecting with people who have dementia.
Losing the ability to communicate can be a frustrating and difficult experience for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Written with both family and professional carers in mind, this book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses, how this may affect an individual's memory, language and senses, and how carers might need to adapt their approach as a result.
If someone that you love has dementia, don't believe the popular view that they are lost to you forever, living in a world of their own. You CAN keep in touch.
If you have a loved one in the middle or late stages of Alzheimer's disease, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to communicate.
Lost Words has more than 290 pictures and their corresponding words. The book is spiral-bound for ease of constant use. There are also a few plastic pockets for keeping photographs in, plus a few pages for personal notes.
There are a lot of people, who for different reasons, have difficulty finding the right words for things.
There are also many, like some dementia and stroke patients, who have completely lost the ability to speak. For everyone involved, this book can be of great help to both patients and caregivers.