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Dementia Essentials
Dementia Essentials

Dementia Essentials

How to Guide a Loved One Through Alzheimer's or Dementia and Provide the Best Care


272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781785043413

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Jan 2021)

Price: $24.95


A practical guide to caring for someone with Dementia or Alzheimer's, now fully revised and updated

When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, family members and friends might step into the new role of carers, helping their relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. Dementia Essentials offers a realistic and reassuring guide to help you and the person affected navigate the complexities of dementia and Alzheimer's, and face anything that these conditions might place your way. Written by real carers with first-hand experience, this book is written using the latest research coupled with essential advice, personal insights and helpful strategies, including thorough explanation of dementia and Alzheimer's; advice on medication and getting support from local health professionals; and ideas for encouraging independence, confidence and activity while reducing anxiety, aggression and confusion. It also offers strategies for coping as a carer, helping you understand your emotions and feel more empowered, and guidance on how to prepare for the future, including revised legal and financial advice and tips on choosing a care home. Positive and practical, Dementia Essentials will give you with everything you need to provide the best possible care for the person you are supporting.  

Author Biography

Jan Hall is the Founding Partner of No 4, a leadership advisory business working with CEOs and Chairmen. Prior to this, she spent 22 years as one of the UK's top headhunters working on CEO and Chairman appointments for major FTSE companies. She has inspired and contributed to government working groups and corporate initiatives on tackling dementia and was closely involved in caring for her mother.