The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care

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Health Professions Press, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 250 pages
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The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care shows how easily you can make a difference in the life of a family member or client in your care.
Here's the help you've been looking for: families will gain a renewed sense of hope, nursing facility staff will find simple applications for resident care, adult day center staff can enrich programming and attract more volunteers, and individuals with emerging Alzheimer's disease will gain valuable insights.
Learn new ways to solve problems, encourage positive behavior, and improve communications. Make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable, and secure.

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Contents

Alzheimers Disease Basics
21
The Best Friends Model of Care
35
Chapter 5
43
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About the author (1997)

Virginia Bell's poetry has appeared in CALYX, a Journal of Art and Literature by Women, The Mom Egg, Poet Lore, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, Ekphrasis, Contrary Magazine, Woman Made Gallery's Her Mark: a Journal of Art and Poetry, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography and A Writers' Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama's Inauguration. Bell has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has published articles on activist writers such as Eduardo Galeano and Leslie Marmon Silko, and also the Instructor's Resource Manual for Beyond Borders: A Cultural Reader (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). She is an associate editor with RHINO Magazine and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago, where she particularly enjoys teaching courses on Women in Literature and Early American Literature.

David Troxel is an expert on the best practices in Alzheimer's care and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences related to Alzheimer's and aging services.

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