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Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care (Paperback) (Virginia Bell & David Troxel)

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The authors, who work with people with dementia, their families, and professional caregivers, outline a model of dementia care using a “best friends” approach, which focuses on relationships in care and the elements and language of friendship. They describe the concepts underlying the approach; how to apply it to create a therapeutic environment in a care setting by learning and using the life story of a person with dementia to communicate and engage with them and personalize their care; and tools for adopting the approach to transform a care setting's culture, including growing a volunteer program and being a best friend to family care partners. This edition focuses more on professional care partners (rather than family care partners) and has been revised and expanded with a new section on creating and sustaining a Best Friends program. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Health + Wellness
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Health Professions Pr
Author: Virginia Bell & David Troxel
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51715427
UPC: 9781932529968
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-0521
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