MAPLETON, Maine, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is only one thing worse than receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia. It is not having the knowledge to care for the person living with dementia!" said author Éthelle G. Lord, DM. Her new book, Alzheimer and Dementia Coaching: Taking a Systems Approach to Creating an Alzheimer-Friendly Healthcare Workforce, points to the immediate need for a systems approach in dementia care today – one that includes the family care provider, an Alzheimer's/dementia coach at the hub of the healthcare wheel, and the need for a standard in dementia-care training.
This book is unique in that to write it took the author over a decade of experience, research, and teaching others how to first provide care in the home and then care for someone who is placed in a care facility. The book reveals the five types of caregivers; the caregiver fatigue timeline, so caregivers can prevent burnout; and so much more. It is a 424-page germinal body of work.
Dr. Lord gives us hope that better dementia care leads to a better quality of life for those living with dementia. There is urgency for the medical community to seriously get on board and support the burden imposed by this devastating condition now left squarely on the shoulders of families. At the same time, industries need to support their workforces in caregiving issues that are disrupting workflow and threatening workers' livelihoods. This groundbreaking work includes:
- Overview of the dementia-care crisis in America and the world
- Basic dementia-care skills everyone needs to learn and apply
- The Alzheimer's/Dementia Coach Training Outline
Readers who want to know more about dementia and dementia care will gain much knowledge from this book. Beginning with the fundamentals of dementia care and proceeding through the more advanced skill set needed as the condition progresses, readers will find this a comprehensive book on dementia care that also includes how to reverse symptoms of dementia.
Students of gerontology, nursing, and Alzheimer/Dementia Coaching can delve into the theoretical aspects of dementia care and new information to be better prepared to complete class assignments and fieldwork. Theories that apply to dementia care and the value of team roles in this specialty field are covered.
Professionals will find the basics of training staff, how to best create teams that deliver Alzheimer's-friendly services to their customers and their families, the value of teaming with family caregivers who are first-line dementia-care providers, and how to cut the high costs of dementia care.
Order the book directly from the publisher at https://goo.gl/OQO3S5
Invite the author to a book-signing event at [email protected] or phone 207-764-1214.
For more information about Alzheimer's Coaching, go to www.icareassoc.com or call 207-764-1214.
Ethelle Lord, DM
SOURCE Ethelle G. Lord