Coping with Behavior Change in Dementia: A Family Caregiver's Guide

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Beth Spencer and Laurie White have been working in the field of dementia care since the early 1980s. They have worked with family caregivers in private practice, in adult day programs, assisted living communities, and in medical clinics. They are the co-authors of 2 nationally acclaimed books: "Moving a Relative with Memory Loss"(available on and "Understanding Difficult Behaviors" (now out of print)

Coping with Behavior Change in Dementia: A Family Caregiver's Guide

Authored by Beth Spencer, Laurie White
Edition: 1

This handbook is intended to help families understand possible causes of common behavior changes and learn to respond more effectively to behaviors. The book includes strategies for the following: challenges with dressing, eating, bathing, toileting, mouth care; agitation, anxiety, anger and aggression; sleep and sundowning; wanting to go home; wandering, walking or pacing; repetitive behaviors; hallucinations, delusions and paranoia; physical intimacy and sexual behavior. There are also sections about communication and problem-solving, a glossary and an extensive list of other resources.

Publication Date:
0692385444 / 9780692385449
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Education / Behavioral Management

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