Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
About the Book
If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia.
In this book, you’ll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you’ll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.
Books by Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Books by Kevin Barrows
—Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, author of Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows
—Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, FAAN, director of the dementia program at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, AZ, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practitioner and teacher, and mindfulness-based dementia care teacher
—G. Allen Power, MD, FACP, author of Dementia Beyond Drugs and Dementia Beyond Disease
—Laura E. Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, coordinator of the Dementia Wellness Initiative at Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of Michigan Department of Neurology
—Angela Taylor, director of programs at Lewy Body Dementia Association
—Robin Riddle, CEO of Brain Support Network, Parkinson’s caregiver program facilitator at Stanford University, and primary caregiver for her late father with progressive supranuclear palsy
—Elizabeth Edgerly,PhD, chief program officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
—Catherine Madison, MD, medical director at Ray Dolby Brain Health Center in San Francisco, CA
—Roy Remer, director of the Guest House and volunteer programs at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, CA, and teacher of mindfulness practices for professional and informal caregivers