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Author Bielak-Smith, Pati, author.

Title Dementia together : how to communicate to connect / Pati Bielak-Smith.

Publication Info. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2020.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  616.831 BIE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  616.831 BIE    DUE 06-18-21
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Description xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Nonviolent communication guides.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index.
Summary "Dementia is an illness that causes no physical pain. But just ask anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia if their heart isn't aching. The pain in dementia comes from feeling hopeless, alone, or disconnected from loved ones--but a broken relationship can be healed. This book is for family members and friends, for spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. It outlines a path to a life with dementia that includes more life and less illness. With imagination, compassion, empathy, and quiet humor, the real-life stories in Dementia Together show you how to build a healthy dementia relationship. Because there are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger. This book shows you how"-- Provided by publisher.
"If you are looking to build and sustain a healthy relationship with someone who has dementia, this book is for you. Dementia is an illness that causes no physical pain. Yet ask anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia if their heart isn't aching. The pain in dementia comes not from the illness, but from feeling hopeless, alone, or disconnected from someone you care about. And a broken relationship can be healed. This book is for family members and friends, for spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. It outlines a path to a life with dementia that includes more life and less illness. With imagination, compassion, empathy, and quiet humor, the real-life stories in Dementia Together show you how to build a healthy dementia relationship. Because there are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger. This book shows you how"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Dementia -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Interpersonal communication.
ISBN 9781934336182 (paperback)
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