Living Well with Alzheimer's or Dementia Using the DAWN Method
The revolutionary how-to guidebook that details ways to make it easier to provide dementia home care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Alzheimer’s home care is possible! Dementia with Dignity explains the groundbreaking new approach: the DAWN Method®, designed so families and caregivers can provide home care. It outlines practical tools and techniques to help your loved one feel happier and more comfortable so that you can postpone the expense of long-term care.
In this book you’ll learn:
•The basic facts about Alzheimer’s and dementia, plus the skills lost and those not lost;
•How to recognize and respond to the emotions caused by Alzheimer’s or dementia, and avoid dementia-related behaviors;
•Tools for working with an impaired person’s moods and changing sense of reality;
•Home care techniques for dealing with hygiene, safety, nutrition and exercise issues;
•A greater understanding and appreciation of what someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is experiencing, and how your home care can increase home their emotional wellbeing.
Wouldn’t dementia home care be easier if you could get on the same page as your loved one? When we understand what someone experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia is going through, we can truly help them enjoy more peace and security at home. This book will help you recognize the cognitive skills we lose to dementia, and understand the emotions we experience when we lose skills we've been using our entire lives.
The good news about dementia is that home care is possible. There are infinitely more happy times and experiences to be shared together. Be a part of caring for, honoring, and upholding the life of someone you love by helping them experience Alzheimer’s or dementia with dignity.
Judy Cornish is the author of The Dementia Handbook—How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), and creator of the DAWN Method. She is also a geriatric care manager and elder law attorney, member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the American Society on Aging (ASA).