In Kisses for Elizabeth, the author breaks down different behaviors and lets you know how to react when a person with dementia is acting a certain way. She lets you know what to expect, what NOT to do, as well as what TO do. Forty vivid, heartwarming, true stories alongside 15 clear guidelines fill the reader with a wide variety of ideas for managing difficult behaviors, as well as for providing comfort and care.
Sub Title: A Common Sense Guide to Alzheimer’s Care Kisses for Elizabeth was written for both family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It is a practical resource for anyone experiencing difficulty with significant behavioral issues but is also helpful to caregivers who simply want to provide the best possible care. The author has developed 15 common sense guidelines which address a wide variety of concerns by helping caregivers to solve problems or even prevent them. The guidelines also address negative behaviors such as wandering, combativeness, paranoia and sundowning. The book explains what dementia is, how it affects people who suffer from it and why these behaviors occur. Since one of the best ways to learn is by example, the author has included over 40 true heartwarming stories about her patients with dementia and ways in which the guidelines were applied to help resolve their problems and enhance the individuals quality of life.