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Living Dementia Case-Study Approach Book

Caregivers Discover
What Works and What Doesn’t

by Gwendolyn de Geest RN, BSN, MA

Every caregiver will breathe a sigh of relief after reading this. It’s extremely practical. The case studies put the reader right “in the room” with the person needing care, seeing the person and situation through the eyes of both the family members and professional caregivers. The book encourages communication and respect between persons with dementia and their caregivers and demonstrates simple ways to foster it.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by David Troxel, MPH
  • Phases of the Dementia Journey Map
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Dementia Journey
  • 4-T Dementia Care Model

Phase 1 — Turmoil

  • Reconstructing Harry
  • Wheelchair Ballet
  • One Shoe On
  • Who is Fred?
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Suggested Readings

Phase 2 — Transformation

  • Hat Day at Daisy Park Manor
  • Flower Child
  • Parachute Game
  • Little Billy
  • Suggested Readings

Phase 3 — Transition

  • Apple Pie Story
  • Kay
  • Bessie
  • Where is Harry?
  • Phyllis
  • Suggested Readings

Phase 4 — Trust

  • She Wanted Two Kisses
  • Dorothy
  • Bathing Sparky
  • Sisters Again
  • Suggested Readings

Identify The Phase

  • How to use These Case Studies
  • Florence
  • Eleanor
  • Barbara
  • Harold
  • plus 12 more Case Studies