Simplicity of Dementia: Guide for Family and Carers


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Author:Huub Buijssen
Format/pages:Pbk 176 pages
Publication date:02/2005
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia.

Drawing on the two ‘laws of dementia’, the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and ‘deviant’ behaviours, with particular emphasis on how these are experienced by dementia sufferers themselves. Case examples demonstrate the typical symptoms and progression of dementia, and clear guidance is provided on how to support dementia sufferers at every stage and help them deal with the challenges posed by their condition.

Relatives and carers will find this book a source of essential information and encouragement to deal confidently with the difficulties posed by the condition both for people with dementia and those around them.

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Foreword. 1. What is dementia? 2. The simple logic behind dementia 3. How the dementing patient experiences his situation 4. Communicating with the dementing patient/relative 5. Mood problems: aggression, depressiveness and suspicion 6. Behaviour problems: clinging behaviour, wandering off, and nocturnal unrest 7. Interaction rules and activities 8. The family: the quiet victims 9. Guilt feelings. References. Helpful resources. About the author.

Huub Buijssen is a psychogerontologist and clinical psychologist and has written many successful books on the subject of dementia. He regularly lectures to relatives and carers of dementia sufferers.

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