Thursday, July 26, 2012

How was love expressed in the families of your residents with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia?

Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great 
dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two

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The Dementia Caregiver's Little Book of Hope [Kindle Edition]

So often it is difficult to find the ways a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, wants to be cared for because they lose the ability to communicate. The question to ask the children when the person cannot answer is, "How was love expressed in your family growing up? When you had a bad day at school or you weren't feeling so well, what did your mom or dad do to show you they cared." Listened to youRubbed Vics Vapor rub on your chestSat with you Hugged youFelt your forehead with their cold hand Prayed with you Made you chocolate chip cookiesTouched your cheekShared a piece of gumHot Water BottleTucked you in with a warm blanketBrought you an extra pillowBrought the TV tray filled with "goodies" ie: hot wash cloth, 7-up, comic book, favorite snack, hot soup
Maybe your parents' way of being endearing was to jab you on the shoulder and say, "That's life! Deal with it." Or "Get over it!"My mom always made me warm tapioca pudding on glooming days and I still love it to this day. But betcha, just betcha, if your mom or dad loved and cared for you this way…you have just discovered the way to care for them today.

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