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Overview

The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care.

Daniel Kuhn,

Daniel Kuhn is the Director of the Professional Training Institute for the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter in Chicago, IL.

Jane Verity,

Jane Verity, OTR, FT, CSP, Master Practitioner in NLP is the Director of Dementia Care Australia in Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia.
  • Written by experienced dementia care advocates who have applied the concepts in every day practice.
  • Applies new ideas through real-life examples.
Acknowledgements and the Authors
Foreword
Introduction
Chapter One: Dr. Alzheimer and Auguste
Chapter Two: The Artist of Dementia Care
Chapter Three: Shifting Thoughts, Words & Actions
Chapter Four: How to Turn Around Challenging Behavior
Chapter Five: The Artist in Action
Further Reading

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  • ISBN-10: 1133478093
  • ISBN-13: 9781133478096
  • STARTING AT $21.49

  • ISBN-10: 140189951X
  • ISBN-13: 9781401899516
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $18.75
  • RETAIL $24.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

The Art of Dementia Care

ISBN: 9781401899516
The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care.

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401899530
Contains quizzes and PowerPoint presentations

FOR STUDENTS

The Art of Dementia Care

ISBN: 9781401899516
The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care.