Contented Dementia

Paperback (06 Aug 2009)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.

A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.

Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

About the Publisher

Vermilion

Vermilion

Covering the areas of personal development, health, diet, relationships, psychology and parenting, Vermilion?s titles combine cutting-edge research with reassuring, straight forward strategies to motivate, instruct and comfort. With authoritative, practical and inspirational advice from respected authors such as Oliver James, Tim Ferris, Gina Ford, Dr Atkins, Edward de Bono, Dr Phil McGraw, Lynda Field and Judi James, Vermilion books really change lives.

Book information

ISBN: 9780091901813
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Vermilion
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.83
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 306g
Height: 215mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 22mm