If you only have time to read one book one book on caring for a loved one
this could be it!
- How both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages.
- It address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey and how others can help.
- It tells of personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst dementia.
- It examines the types of dementia and the parts of the brain that are effected in each stage and how to incorporate music and activities.
- It also discusses 4 other immensely useful books.
- But most of all it helps you to keep loving a person with dementia.
- The book includes - 40 Ways to say "I Love You " in Middle- and Late-Stage Dementia. AND MORE.
Creating moments of joy : for the person with Alzheimer's or dementia
When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create perfectly wonderful moments—moments that put smiles on their faces, a twinkle in their eyes, or trigger memories. Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.
Within the sections are smaller steps. At the end of each step is a place where you can journal your thoughts, solutions, and treasures to help you achieve the overall goal of creating many moments of joy for the person with dementia, and for YOU!
Loving someone who has dementia : how to find hope while coping with stress and grief
Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss" having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.
Thoughtful dementia care : understanding the dementia experience
The author carefully explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes.