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Research-based advice for people who care for someone withdementia

Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are sufferingfrom some kind of dementia and require care. Loving SomeoneWho Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It'snot about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-goingstress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members,friends, neighbors as well as educators andprofessionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr.Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having aloved one both here and not here, physically present butpsychologically absent.

  • Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring forsomeone who has dementia
  • Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who arecognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be
  • Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotionalstrain of care-giving

Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet thematerial is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way toembrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship withsomeone who has dementia.

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