Providing care for a person with Alzheimer's or dementia is a challenging task.
In addition, many of the most successful care and communication methods are not clearly discernible and may even contradict our intuition.
Not knowing these useful techniques might increase your irritation and stress levels, as well as those of your senior loved one.
This is why self-education is so essential.
Obtaining as much information as possible about the disease enables you to resolve everyday problems and enhances the quality of life for both of you.
To make caring for your elderly loved one a little easier, we have compiled 5 of the best books on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving.
These 5 books help with practical care duties, explain how to manage severe dementia symptoms, provide stress management advice, offer suggestions for realistic and interesting activities, and share personal stories.
The 36-Hour Day is frequently referred to as the "gold standard" for caregivers of Alzheimer's or dementia patients.
It is a care guide that provides practical advice and information to improve the lives of persons with dementia, as well as to assist caregivers in managing their own emotions and needs.
Joanne Koenig Coste takes a practical approach to the emotional health of both the individual with dementia and the caregiver.
She emphasizes relating to dementia patients in their own reality and concentrates on enhancing communication, which has proven effective with thousands of dementia patients.
The vision of Jolene Brackey is to create joyful moments that put a grin on their face or sparkle in their eyes. Even if they do not recall what we said or did, the happy emotions will remain.
This book's most recent edition is filled with even more practical guidance, hope, encouragement, new anecdotes, and humor.
In this book, Paula Spencer Scott discusses what every family caregiver must know: how to assist a dementia patient without compromising oneself.
Jennifer Ghent-Fuller explores the effects of the loss of different forms of memory and other cognitive processes on a person's daily life and perception of the world.
In addition, she provides practical recommendations based on how people with dementia perceive ordinary life circumstances and real-world experiences that clarify and expand upon the explanations.
Check out this article by Senior Strong if you wish to learn more about dementia care.
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.