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Comforting the Confused: Strategies for Managing Dementia, 2nd Edition Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0826112613 ISBN-10: 0826112617 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2 edition (March 24, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826112617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826112613
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... encompasses a wide range of issues facing long-term care staff...touches so many nerves of the nursing home." -- mi Feil, MSW, ACSW Executive Director, Validation Institutes, Inc.

"...The authors should be congratulated for providing a valuable tool for education of primary caregivers who care for confused individuals. -- From the Foreword by Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD Clinical Director, GRECC, Rogers Memorial Hospital

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?How to comfort? How to help?? are questions often asked by persons providing care to individuals suffering from dementia. According to Hoffman and Platt--a warm smile, gentle touch, and soothing voice tone can help toward improving quality of life.

The authors believe caregivers should be encouraged to emphasize non-verbal aspects of their communication throughout their daily care of the demented. Hoffman and Platt provide research-based, practical guidelines for communicating with dementia patients and offer strategies for responding to depression, aggression, wandering, and other behavioral problems. New to the Second edition are chapters addressing:

  • Feeding strategies
  • Falls and Use of Mechanical Restraints
  • Special Care Units
  • Dying and Grieving
Each chapter features learning objectives, a pretest, a posttest, and learning exercises. The book is a valuable tool for inservice training and a practical resource for professionals.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Dyck on February 16, 2001
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Comforting the Confused provides background information, specific interventions, and teaching aids about communication, dementia, and dementia management issues. Numerous approaches are described for a variety of problem behaviors commonly encountered in working with persons with dementia. The teaching aids include pretests/posttests, learning objectives, case studies, and interactive exercises, all of which could easily be incorporated into classroom or inservice settings. References are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate further study of particular issues. This book belongs in every caregiver's library.
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By E. P. Hall on January 24, 2013
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This was very, VERY helpful in dealing with my aging stepmother. She is often living in the past, and this book has provided good ideas and strategies for managing the situation as well as possible. Also, I feel much better knowing that my actions are appropriate.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sanderson on January 29, 2009
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This book is great for the information it contains and suggestions given on caring for the elderly with dememtia or alzheimers. I would definitely recomment this to any family member or caregiver who cares for someone with these issues. Very insightful.
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