The Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care
Product Number: SN36609
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By Virginia Bell, MSW, and David Troxel, MPH
This updated second edition brings professional care partners a wealth of advice on how to incorporate the celebrated tenets of Best Friends™ into the everyday care of people with dementia. Using the best quality of friendship - respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor - you can ensure the highest quality of life for the people in your care, making each day reassuring, enjoyable, and secure. In addition to explaining the basic elements of communication and caregiving, this revised edition includes chapters on using the life story, planning activities, being successful when behaviors become challenging, getting the best from families and volunteers, and effectively creating and sustaining a Best Friends™ program. 240 pages. Copyright 2016.