Have you seen anyone with dementia in your community or family? Does it bother you? Do you want to know about it and looking for answers?
If the answer to the questions above is yes, then this book is for you.
Dementia is a slow and upcoming epidemic that can be a pandemic in the long run. And the truth is, there is no cure and none coming soon. Whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, they all come across similar problems mostly. So, why not prepare yourselves with the evidence-based information available up till now.
This is a simple, easy-to-listen-to, indispensable guide written by an occupational therapist. It contains essential resources for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer's disease and discuss stages of dementia. The author aims to empower caregivers and families, together with information that is evidence-based and useful. The book helps family members, friends, and caregivers better understand the changes associated with advancing dementia or other impairments in thinking, reasoning or processing information.
It is dedicated to those who have dementia and aimed to keep life meaningful and joyful. It is also for carers so that they care for themselves and be a dementia-friendly community, while caring for their loved ones with dementia.
The book contains information related to:
- Dementia and its course up till now
- Identification features and causes identified to date
- Self-help strategies, including prevention
- Coping strategies for behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms
- Strategies to maintain the quality of life of the client in focus
- Guidance on assistive technology to help carers and clients
- Information for carers to avoid burnout while caring for a partner/family member in cognitive decline
- Helpful organizations and websites