- Publisher: Avery (2022-04-26)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 304 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780593330692
- Item Weight: 294.84 grams
- Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.46 x 0.79 cm
A revolutionary, practical, uplifting guide for the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
When it comes to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the right caregiving can make all the difference. Here, Patricia Boswell shares structured routines, life hacks, and best practices that are evidence-based and focused on maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the entire family.
As a nurse and dementia expert, Boswell knows that the best caregivers think like a problem-solver, addressing physical and emotional issues as they come up. Whether readers are providing the care themselves, managing a caregiver, or sharing the responsibilities, this book presents the most effective tips, tricks, and small changes that can reduce stress and make life easier. This comprehensive guidebook will redefine the caregiving experience as one that can be life-affirming and enjoyable. It offers a singular resource for anyone who is looking to provide or manage outstanding daily care while maintaining—and even enhancing—their own health and mental well-being.
About the Author
Patricia Boswell is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who has worked in home healthcare settings as well as in private duty nursing, hospice, group homes, and senior living centers. She is a certified dementia practitioner from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and holds a certification Aging-in-Place Specialist designation from the National Association of Home Builders. Boswell is actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, where she is part of the advocacy and diversity outreach team for the national organization.