I'm Still Here
A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living With Alzheimer'sBook - 2009
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and many of those people will live with it for more than a decade. During that extended time, caregivers can have a vibrant and meaningful relationship with their loved ones. I'm Still Here offers a glass-half-full look at the condition and focuses on connecting with someone with Alzheimer's through abilities that don't diminish with time, such as responding to music, art, facial expressions, and touch. John Zeisel, an innovator in nonpharmacologic approaches to treating Alzheimer's, shows that people with the illness are highly creative and emotionally intelligent. By harnessing these capacities and using proven strategies, caregivers can forge new and vital relationships that last for the entire course of the illness. In I'm Still Here, caregivers will learn tips such as: How to build memory cues into a person's environment Why it's important to encourage independence How to appreciate your new relationship Where to turn for support and health care assistance, and more With I'm Still Here, it's finally possible to offer a person with Alzheimer's a better-quality life with a connection to others and to the world. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2009
Characteristics: ix, 262 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781583333358 (alk. paper)
Call Number: 616.831 ZEISEL