The Complete Family Guide to Dementia
Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Parent and Yourself
|Tom Harrison shares tips for “caring smarter, not harder.”|
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I. Understanding Your Parent’s Dementia
2. How Can I Know for Sure If My Parent Has Dementia?
3. What Causes Memory Loss?: Alzheimer’s Disease and the Many Other Causes
4. What to Expect: How the Problem Typically Progresses
5. Can Dementia Be Treated to Make It Less Severe?
II. Understanding Your New Relationship with Your Parent
6. Why Caring for Parents with Dementia Is So Much Harder than Caring for Parents with Other Diseases
7. The Biggest Mistake Family Members Make
8. Your New Relationship with Your Parent
9. Your Relationship with Your Other Parent or Stepparent
10. Taking Care of Yourself Is Not an Afterthought
III. Caring Smarter, Not Harder
11. What It Means to Care Smarter
12. How to Communicate with a Parent with Dementia
13. Avoiding Headaches with Your Parent’s Finances
14. When Is It Okay to Lie to Your Parent?
15. Keeping Your Parent Safe at Home
16. Getting Help When Your Parent Lives at Home or with You
17. How to Take Away the Car Keys
18. What Causes Problem Behaviors
19. How to Reduce Problem Behaviors
20. How to Handle Problem Behaviors When They Occur
21. Responding to Your Other Family Members and Friends
IV. The Later Stages
22. Moving Your Parent to a Care Facility
23. How to Choose a Care Facility
24. How Am I Going to Pay for All This?
25. Your Relationship with Your Parent in a Care Facility
26. Dealing with the End of Life