Rethinking Alzheimer's Care

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Health Professions Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Medical - 174 pages
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This provocative new book introduces a complete paradigm shift in the way care is understood and provided to people with Alzheimer's disease. Now you can revitalize and humanize your approaches to Alzheimer's care to better sustain quality of life throughout the course of the disease. Appropriate for all settings providing long-term care, adult day services, or assisted living, this fresh and humanistic approach to Alzheimer's care will encourage caregivers to rethink the disease experience and explore its possibilities, instead of its limitations. Topics include reconceptualizing Alzheimer's disease revisiting the concept of care creating a philosophy of care discovering the soul refinining care approaches and interactions reconsidering the meaning of "home" reshaping the care recipient's environment redesigning care programs reexamining ways to work with families reinvesting yourself in Alzheimer's care Thought-provoking exercises throughout the text help you or your staff explore and implement new ways of caring that stress the importance of preserving the dignity, autonomy, and emotional health of people with Alzheimer's disease.

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chapter one Reconceptualizing Alzheimers Disease
chapter three Recreating a Philosophy of Care

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About the author (1999)

Jane Stansell is Director of the Alzheimer's Family Care Center, Rush Medical Center, Chicago.

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