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Title:
Care that works : a relationship approach to persons with dementia
Author:
Zgola, Jitka M.
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Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801860256

9780801860263
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC521 .Z47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

In her widely acclaimed Doing Things, Jitka M. Zgola offered practical and much-needed advice for those caring for persons with Alzheimer disease. Now, in Care That Works, Zgola shows how caregivers can better meet the demanding challenges of their job by building and improving their personal relationships with those in their care. Instead of simply prescribing approaches, Care That Works gives caregivers the information with which they can develop their own approaches, evaluate their effectiveness, and continue to grow in skill and insight.

Zgola explains that optimal dementia care involves three elements: a good relationship between the caregiver and the person who has dementia, a safe and nurturing environment, and meaningful activities. Evident throughout the book is Zgola's gift for compassionately portraying the difficulties faced by people with dementia and then suggesting ways to act in a manner that accords such people the respect and dignity they deserve. Topics that receive special attention include communicating with persons who have language deficits and coping with problem behaviors--two critical problems in dementia care.


Summary

In her widely acclaimed Doing Things, Jitka M. Zgola offered practical and much-needed advice for those caring for persons with Alzheimer disease. Now, in Care That Works, Zgola shows how caregivers can better meet the demanding challenges of their job by building and improving their personal relationships with those in their care. Instead of simply prescribing approaches, Care That Works gives caregivers the information with which they can develop their own approaches, evaluate their effectiveness, and continue to grow in skill and insight.

Zgola explains that optimal dementia care involves three elements: a good relationship between the caregiver and the person who has dementia, a safe and nurturing environment, and meaningful activities. Evident throughout the book is Zgola's gift for compassionately portraying the difficulties faced by people with dementia and then suggesting ways to act in a manner that accords such people the respect and dignity they deserve. Topics that receive special attention include communicating with persons who have language deficits and coping with problem behaviors--two critical problems in dementia care.


Author Notes

Jitka M. Zgola is an international consultant and educator based in Canada. She is the author of Doing Things: A Guide to Programing Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders , also available from Johns Hopkins.


Jitka M. Zgola is an international consultant and educator based in Canada. She is the author of Doing Things: A Guide to Programing Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders , also available from Johns Hopkins.


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