A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Baby Boomers and younger adults by the thousands find themselves dealing with the signs of dementia in a parent or other loved one. These situations can be so hard to deal with, but there is a new guide which can reduce some of the stress.
A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia by Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D. and Catherine Verrier Piersol, Ph.D, OTR/L uses activities and other strategies to help family members deal with the behavioral symptoms the person in their care is showing. From making the home safe to offering activities which can help a dementia patient remain calm -- such as watching out a window, walking with someone, or folding clothes -- to tips for the caretaker to take care of himself or herself, the book is a well-organized source of help.
here are also some worksheets in the back of the book for keeping a stress diary, listing behaviors that are particularly challenging to discover ways to better deal with them, and hints on how to modify an activity as abilities change.
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