A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home
Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home is your essential handbook to becoming more confident in your ability to understand, manage and even help alleviate dementia-related behavioral symptoms that your loved one may exhibit.
This book combines personal stories with practical techniques drawn from decades of caregiving experience from family caregivers, professional CAREGivers℠ within the Home Instead Senior Care® network, and internationally recognized experts.
All profits from this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and designated for dementia-related organizations and causes.
What You’ll Learn from This Book
This book focuses on both memory and behavior symptoms that family caregivers often need help with, including their loved one’s resistance to common personal care activities.
Each of these chapters offer plenty of care approaches and prevention tips, and begin with a relevant and moving real-life family caregiver story. The chapter topics include:
- Aggression and Anger
- Agitation and Anxiety
- Bedtime Struggles and Sleep Problems
- Confusion and Memory Loss
- False Accusations and Paranoia
- Hiding/Misplacing Things/Rummaging
- Judgment (problems with decision-making and problem-solving)
- Medication Mismanagement
- Mood Changes
- Sexually Inappropriate Behavior
- Social Withdrawal
Confidence to Care also highlights the importance of caring for yourself while caring for others.