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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope
Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Product ID : 15749913

Galleon Product ID 15749913
UPC / ISBN 1118002296
Shipping Weight 0.8 lbs
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Binding: Paperback
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Shipping Dimension 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.98 inches
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Author Pauline Boss
Edition 1
Number Of Pages 256
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2011-08-09
Release Date 2011-08-09
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About Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How To Find Hope

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementiaNearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-givingBoss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia. Q&A with the Author Author Pauline Boss What is meant by the term "ambiguous loss"? Ambiguous loss is simply an unclear loss. It is a term I coined in the 1970's to label the all too common experience of having a loved one disappear without evidence of whereabouts or being dead or alive. Such disappearance can be physical, as in the case of a loved one gone mis