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The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook
The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook

The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook

A Guide for Understanding, Education, and Hope

SELF-HELP

150 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781617222740

Rights: WOR

Companion Press (Jun 2019)

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Overview

Empowering the loved ones and caretakers of those with memory loss, forms of dementia, or Alzheimer's

The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook is a support group manual as well as a self-study guide for care partners' of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia such as vascular, frontotemporal, Parkinson's, or Lewy body. It provides 10 lessons for support group participants or individuals who desire independent study, as well as a free downloadable leader's manual valuable to professional or lay leaders from secular or faith-based organizations. Each lesson offers understanding, education, and hope and covers topics that include the different types of dementia, brain structure and function, stages of dementia, changing relationships and grief, emotional and mental health challenges, communicating love, attachment loss and problematic behaviors, care at home versus residential care facility placement, wellness and self-care, existential and spiritual issues, important questions for the dementia doctor and elder law attorney, and helpful resources for the journey. The leader's manual provides instructions ranging from establishing a support group program to a step-by-step guide on how to run individual sessions.

Author Biography

Dr. Edward G. Shaw is trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was also the primary caregiver for his wife of 36 years, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease at age 54 in 2008, and died at age 62 in 2016. Dr. Shaw is a professor at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, as well as the founder an director of the Memory Counseling Program (MCP) in Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health's Sticht Center on Alzheimer's Research and Health Aging. He is the author of the book Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The Five Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey.