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A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms

By Laura N. Gitlin and Catherine Verrier Piersol (Author)

(Translated by Gloria Wong,  Jacky Choy and Emily Leung) 

Hong Kong University Press   |   January 2021

  • This caregiver's guide is the translated Chinese version of "A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms"

  • This easy-to-use, practical guide is designed to help at-home caregivers navigate these daily challenges. It explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia. Separate sections cover daily activities, effective communication, especially difficult behaviors, and explicit strategies to deal with agitation, repetitive questions, acting-out, wandering, restlessness, hoarding, resistance to care, incontinence, destructiveness, sexually and socially inappropriate acts at home and in public, aggressiveness, depression, sleep disturbances and home safety. Worksheets are provided to help caregivers customize the strategies that work best for them. The strategies featured in this guide have been used by the authors in their research studies and reflect approaches and techniques that families have found to be most helpful.

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(Remarks: This caregiver's guide is available in Chinese only. For English readers, you may find the original version at here.)

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Casebook of Dementia: A Reference Guide for Primary Care

By Gloria Wong,  Bosco Ma, Maggie Lee and David Dai 

  • New release date in 2023

  • A Practical Reference Guide of Dementia Assessment and Care for Primary Care Physicians and Social Care Professionals

  • 100 cases reviewed and analysed by Primary Care Physicians, Certified Dementia Care Planners, Specialists, and Dementia Care Experts

  • Practice Wisdom from the “Hong Kong Sunrise Model” – A Community Shared-Care Model for Dementia

  • Limited free copies will be made available to local practitioners! First come first serve, while stocks last.

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