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This volume should be useful for anyone who works in the fields of aged care and home care. It explains, in uncomplicated language, the complexites of dementia.
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This second edition of Dementia with Dignity should be required reading for everyone involved in the care of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Both those who care for their relatives at home and professional workers will benefit from this book. For all those who are dealing with dementia for the first time, it will do much to alleviate your fears: for those working in the area it will give you new insight into how you can work with understanding, courtesy and respect. Barbara Sherman is a world-renowned expert on the issues that concern carers - memory loss, and other changes that affect the personality and mood of the person with dementia. In simple language she oulines problem-solving approaches to handling behaviors such as repetitiveness, losing and hiding items, evening agitation, and sleeplessness. This book gives carers at home an insight into nursing homes and demetia hostels and an understanding of what they should expect from these residential facilities. In addition, much attention is paid to the wellbeing of the carer. With compassion and some humour the author describes the techniques that will make coping with each stage of the illness as painless as possible: everything from the problems associated with lack of mobility or incontinence, to establishing power of attorney or the move to a residential facility. The book also contains a list of resource organisations, a glossary and bibliography.About the Author:
Barbara Sherman is a world-renowned educator, consultant, and lecturer on care of the aged.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Education / Australia, 1994. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:9780074701843. Seller Inventory # 6247103
Book Description McGraw Hill, Sydney, 1998. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Revised Edition. "Dementia With Dignity" is a handbook for the carer caring for a loved one with dementia; it deals with the difficult and sensitive issues in a dignified way.It never forgetsd the human aspect of living with Dementia. BOOK DETAILS: The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The card covers are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear.The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). A very good copy. 219pp. (incl. index).The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 343gms. Postage within Australia for this book could be less than that shown depending upon the buyer's postcode. Please disregard the site default rate, which will be adjusted downwards when the order is processed by us if a reduction proves possible. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed will automatically exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established: 1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 12763
Book Description McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia Pty Limited, Roseville, Australia, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Applicable. Revised Reprint. Paperback, Revised Reprint, 300gms, 219 pages. Dementia with Dignity is a handbook for the carer caring for a loved one with dementia; it deals with the difficult, sensitive issues in a dignified way. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, a few pen and pencil marks on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # HEA29