Author(s): Angela Caughey
This easy-to-read, practical book will help anyone caring for someone with dementia communicate more easily with them. It shows carers how to express their messages effectively and helps them interpret what the person with dementia is trying to convey. A useful overview of the main types of dementia describes how they affect communication. When carers and the people they care for engage in good communication, frustrations and stress are minimised. Good communication enables carers to manage most challenges in a positive and respectful way. The book provides practical strategies that are easy to implement when dealing with some commonly encountered problems drawn from real-life experience. It explains what works, what doesn’t, and why. It also shows how to use language effectively, how to implement critical listening skills, and how to interpret body language. The result is a book that will provide enormous benefits to the carer and to the person with dementia. How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia is endorsed by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.
For more than 12 years author Angela Caughey took care of her husband who had Lewy body dementia. Following on the international success of her previous book, Dealing Daily with Dementia, she here turns her focus to one of the most challenging aspects of this illness. She is the author of five previous books.