Practical Insights into Caring for Someone with Dementia: A Practical Handbook. by Lisa HeePractical Insights into Caring for Someone with Dementia: A Practical Handbook. by Lisa Hee

Practical Insights into Caring for Someone with Dementia: A Practical Handbook.

byLisa Hee

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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This book is designed to assist those caring for people with dementia, whether it is family members at home, people who meet others with dementia in the community or paid carers in any environment. It is not full of theory, rather based on more than 40 years collective experience of people who have cared for people with dementia and their families. It provides practical advice, sometimes referred to as "tricks of the trade" to provide insight in promoting the health and well being for the person with dementia and their carers.  Tips include how to encourage someone to not only cooperate, but actually enjoy their showering routine. Strategies are included on encouraging conversation with a person with dementia and how the carer ensures their well-being.  The tips and strategies are what make up this book and there are many. 
This book has been reviewed by both spouses and children of people with dementia who admit this book would have been of great benefit to them as they shared the progression of dementia with their loved one. 

Raymond and Lisa Hee have both worked extensively in the aged care industry in Australia, and consulted overseas. Between them they have more than 40 years combined experience in the providing care for people with dementia and their families both in their own homes and in aged care providers. They possess 2 Masters Degrees and Lisa has...
Title:Practical Insights into Caring for Someone with Dementia: A Practical Handbook.Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.17 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Australian eBook PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925271838

ISBN - 13:9781925271836

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5Foreword 7Introduction 9Brief Facts About Dementia 11Where Do I Start? 17The Importance of the Person Within 21The Importance of Routine 29Sleep Routine 33Showering and Hygiene 35Meals and Nutrition 41Disruptive Behaviours 45Communication 48Environment 54Colours 57The impact of key colours 57Colour of dining areas 59Colour in bathrooms 59Noise 60Medications 61Caring for You 65Moving into a Facility 71In Summary 77Further Reading 79Personal Notes and Ideas 80