Caughey, Angela, 1930-

How to communicate with someone who has dementia : a guide for carers / Angela Caughey. - 128 pages ; illustrations 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

Foreword. - Introduction. - 1. When diagnosis is confirmed. - 2. Your new role as carer. - 3. For the professional carer. - 4. Types of dementia and symptoms. - 5. Keeping a journal. - 6. Feelings and communication. - 7. Barriers to communication. - 8. Some ground rules for good communication. - 9. Speaking effectively. - 10. 'I' and 'you' messages. - 11. Reflective listening. - 12. Body language. - 13. Managing difficult behaviour. - 14. Other ways to help communication. - Summing up. - Bibliography.

"When carers and the people they care for engage in good communication, frustrations and stress are minimised. Good communication enables carers to manage most challenges in a positive and respectful way. The book provides practical strategies that are easy to implement when dealing with some commonly encountered problems drawn from real-life experience. It explains what works, what doesn't, and why. It also shows how to use language effectively, how to implement critical listening skills, and how to interpret body language"--Publisher information.



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