Freedom from Trauma in Dementia: a caregiving guide (Paperback)

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Freedom from Trauma in Dementia describes how to overcome the emotional impact of the disease. This guide provides caregiving advice on wide-ranging problems, including mind-wandering, falls, sleeping, exercise, fatigue, overcoming the urge to be impatient, being outdoors, mobility, self-esteem and dignity, melancholy, physical ailments, housekeeping, disagreements, diet and eating, hearing, vision, smoking and alcohol, and end-of-life care. Throughout the book, caregivers illustrate how to see through their doubts and fears to recover self-confidence and strength of will. A retired professor and director of a dementia centre, Bill Lemmer presents an unrivaled view of how caregivers rise above their own troublesome feelings by attending to another person's well-being. Alongside individual and family first-hand accounts, the author reveals how being mentally alert and physically relaxed releases the capacity inside each and every one of us to find joy and fulfillment-our in-built potential ready and waiting to be used every day for the benefit of another person.

About the Author

Bill Lemmer lives with his family in the UK. He recently retired as a Professor of Mental Health and Founding Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre for Southeast England. Originally from the US State of Illinois, Dr. Lemmer was born into an America at war in the 1940s, raised during the seminal decade of the Civil Rights Movement, and studied English literature, psychology, and economics, at his hometown college during the Vietnam War years of the 1960s, when he received a Wall Street Journal Scholarship, which led to a brief career in journalism before leaving his native land for England. What happened next continues in the Introduction to Freedom from Trauma in Dementia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780993337000
ISBN-10: 0993337007
Publisher: Bill Lemmer
Publication Date: August 10th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English