This book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia.
Minimizing the care partner's fears, frustrations, and stress Managing changes in communication, memory loss and behavior using best care techniques Making the home safe and supportive Understanding changes in brain function Addressing financial and legal issues And much more "I Care is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia." Dr Stephen Jones, Specialty Geriatric Medicine Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT "...I Care not only benefits persons with dementias, but has the potential to offer a more meaningful and less stressful experience for their care partners." Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, MPH, PhD, Executive Director American Association for Long Term Care Nursing "It's exciting that a book is now available specifically to help caregivers navigate the difficulties encountered in caring for someone suffering with cognitive impairments. I Care provides a sense of real hope that quality of life issues will not necessarily diminish when effective care management principles are adopted." Marc Wortmann, Executive Director Alzheimer's Disease International "I Care helps us bridge the gap between our medical understanding and the practical aspects facing caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The authors present a very accessible, understandable combination of scientific background, personal stories and practical strategies. I wish this book was available years ago. I could have been a better care partner for my grandmother and my mother-in-law." Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Published: 6th February 2014
Edition Number: 1