Friday, May 25, 2018

How ro communicate with someone who has dementia


How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia


by Angela Caughey

with a foreword by Dr Chris Perkins, FRANZP

Published by Calico Publishing, RRP $35.00, 11 May 2018

It shows carers how to express their message effectively and helps them interpret more easily what the person with dementia is trying to convey, so that frustrations and stress are minimised, and the challenges of dementia are managed in a positive and respectful way.

·         Practical strategies given throughout

·         What works and what doesn’t, and why

·         Main types of dementia and effect on communication

·         Effective use of language

·         Critical listening skills

·         Interpreting body language

·         Tips and strategies that are easy to implement

·         Benefits for the carer and the person with dementia

·         Endorsed by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

     Following on the international success of Dealing Daily with Dementia, the author here turns her focus to one of the most challenging aspects of this illness – How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia.  

Dealing Daily with Dementia has helped thousands of people in New Zealand. It has been a great international success, too. The German edition received the best possible commendation by the Stiftung Gesundheit (Public Health Foundation), an independent German medical body that assesses publications on health-related issues. This is the first time in the German publisher’s 60+ years of medical publishing that this has happened! 

Angela lives in Auckland.

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