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?
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|Size: ||792 KB|
|Publisher: ||Sheldon Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781847093295 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|