Contented Dementia: A Revolutionary New Way of Treating Dementia : 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being Paperback – 6 Aug 2009
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"an indispensable handbook for anyone coping with the effects of dementia and who wants to keep a sufferer as happy as is humanly possible" (Daily Express)
"a revolutionary new way of treating dementia brings amazing benefits for patients and carers alike" (Guardian)
"I found myself weeping ... An important book" (Sarah Stacey YOU magazine)
"Explains a revolutionary way to care for dementia patients ... tender techniques that can ease absent minds" (Telegraph)
"I bought it and can confirm that anyone who wants help in caring for the condition will find this excellent work a revelation" (Bel Mooney Mail on Sunday)
'distinguished psychologist Oliver James [...] shows that dementia need not be a nightmare of frustration and embarrassment' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This refreshingly positive book immediately takes away a lot of the suffering, and the judgments, for both "sides", at least in the earlier stages. We cannot (yet) speak about later stages but we feel SO different about the situation after reading this book - we've now read a great deal about memory matters and can vouch for the fact that no "expert" in clinical practice has made anything like the kinds of loving and caring PRACTICAL suggestions and procedures spelled out in this book, which we started putting into practice immediately. So what if it seems like "infantilising" the sufferer, who in our experience certainly did not feel we were doing this but who immediately brightened up and was much happier with our new approach.
Unfortunately, there are some situations even this book cannot help us with - how do you deal with an elderly person who is very upset - every single evening - because mother (dead 50 years) is late for supper and who won't accept any of the excuses you dream up?Read more ›
Our mother Eileen was `disappearing' away from us with her Alzheimer's, and this amazingly helpful book has brought our mother `back' to us. We've rediscovered the real Eileen that her illness had started obscuring. With SPECAL care, our mum can be happy, contented, and very good company again - not the lonely frightened isolated paranoid old lady she had started to become.
This book showed us that our mother simply could no longer store new information efficiently. This was our key to unlock our mother from her growing isolation, from her frustrations, from her fears and her resultant panics and paranoia.Read more ›
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This book gives great insight into the world of a dementia sufferer. It describes typical scenarios we face in trying to help and to find a way to maintain communication. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Pam Charman
This is a highly recommended book for carers of people with dementia. A very wise way to realising how difficult life is for the patient.Published 19 days ago by Bump
A positive and sensible account of dementia which helps both sufferers and carers. Excellent.Published 22 days ago by Maureen Lomax
Recommend this book to anyone who is facing this condition. It puts things into perspective and guides you through hopefully a better future both for carer and affected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. A. A. Smith