Dementia Beyond Disease
Enhancing Well-Being, Revised Edition
G. Allen Power
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“Be prepared to be challenged and inspired! . . . This book should be essential reading for all entrusted with the care of people with dementia.”
—Christine Bryden, author and dementia advocate
“a convincing argument for culture change by means of . . . well-being as a sustainable intervention strategy and a guide to changing perceptions.”
―Dementia journal (United Kingdom)
From the internationally acclaimed author of the groundbreaking and award-winning book Dementia Beyond Drugs comes another eye-opening exploration of how to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.
In this revised edition—including updated facts, studies, and terminology—Dr. G. Allen Power demonstrates how to achieve sustainable success in dementia care by changing the caregiving lens to focus on well-being and the ways in which it can be enhanced in people living with dementia. This approach challenges widely accepted dementia care practices and provides a compelling new framework to guide care decisions.
Through in-depth examinations of seven domains of well-being, readers discover how current care practices erode them, and the transformative approaches that can restore them, plus:
• advice for applying the well-being framework in any living environment
• insight on overcoming physical and operational barriers
• a wealth of person-centered, strengths-based approaches to everyday care
Filled with true stories that demonstrate the power of a well-being approach to greatly improve the lives of people with dementia as well as those who care for them, this book presents methods that promise a new and hopeful vision for achieving the best possible outcomes for every person living with cognitive changes.