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Living with the Challenges of Dementia

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781847093295

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More than 800,000 people in the UK are currently affected by dementia, a figure set to increase as the population ages. This book, addressed to carers and loved ones, explores how to handle the difficult emotions involved in looking after a loved one with dementia, such as denial, shame, anger, guilt and grief. It examines the harrowing process of effectively losing a person on a day-to-day basis, and suggests the best ways to maintain psychological health and well-being. Topics include:
· Understanding the changes in memory, personality and behaviour
· Developing an understanding of personal challenge
· Overcoming loneliness and isolation
· How family dynamics may affect the caring experience
· ‘The long goodbye’ – coping with progressive decline
· Severe dementia and end of life care
· Finding meaning in the experience – is there a
‘positive’ side of looking after someone with dementia?


An insightful and reflective read, it is ideal for those working in care home settings where families often reach crisis point. It would also be a useful addition for nurses and carers working in long-term dementia care settings to encourage empathy and highlight the importance of relationship-centred care.
Nursing Standard