Tips, news bites, product reviews, and people in the news for professional and family caregivers who want to keep up with the world of dementia care. This is a companion blog to www.dementiatoolbox.com, a product line which provides education to caregivers while supporting dementia and caregiving causes worldwide.
I'm still enjoying the recent group of books that have come out lately about the dementia or Alzheimer's experience. I am slowly getting to all of them. I want to recommend one of the new books by John Zeisel, PhD called, I'm Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach To Understanding Someone Living With Alzheimer's.
Knowing a person's past and all the details about them is a great strategy for helping a person with dementia cope with the present moment. Using this valuable information, a dementia caregiver can assist the person with dementia to spend quality time that has meaning.....to them. An easy way to do this is to make "reminiscence boxes".