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When you are caring for a loved one living with dementia, the helplessness can be shattering. Some days feel like a constant struggle, as you try to find new ways to navigate essential tasks, such as eating, that were once routine.
You may feel like nothing you are doing is working – which often leads to stress, guilt, and frustration.
There’s no doubt that dementia sucks. But as a care partner, you are not alone.
In this must-read book, #dine with dignity, dementia care professional Toni Fisk shares her tips, insights and guidance on how to manage your loved one’s care without turning into a basket case. As a long-serving provider of Senior Living and Memory Care Dining, Toni identified a gap in the availability and existence of practical and supportive advice that could help carers and families of elders living with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease navigate the challenges of caregiving, in particular nutrition, food refusal, and special diets.
On a mission to provide those caring for elders with dementia with a backdrop to the “why” and an explanation of the “how,” Toni has delivered a quick and easy read packed with information you can actually use, including:
- Helpful dementia 101 practical information written for regular folks
- Expert advice that reveals why your loved one may refuse to eat or drink
- Proven ways to maximize success and avoid battles at the dining table
- Simple, healthy and delicious food and nutrition ideas that elders will love.
Whether you are working within a senior living community, or providing homecare to your loved one, this essential book answers all the questions you didn’t know how to ask, as well as all those you did, but couldn’t figure out how to apply to your own situation. Toni will arm you with staggering but enlightening information that will help you comprehend what dementia is about and how it affects people. As Toni explains:
“Until there is a cure, there is care. Always remember there is a loving person still inside, and with continued training, knowledge, and self-awareness, you can help bring them out.”
As a care partner of an elder living with dementia, there is often a misconception that to be a great daughter, son, or spouse, you need to do it all yourself. Give yourself a break! Let Toni’s book guide you in how to look after your loved one and yourself, through the many daily challenges of dementia – and to see the positives and focus your care on the loving person inside.
“I have worked with Toni at multiple senior communities. She effortlessly provided basic dementia education and techniques to the staff members we were working with. Everyone was amazed and couldn’t believe the results. Total ‘aha’ moments. She knows her stuff, and presents with a style that is engaging, funny, and passionate. I learned so much about how to best manage not only my multiple clients’ journeys with dementia, but my mother’s journey as well.”
M. Perisi, Director of Dining Services Senior Living
Publisher:Ultimate World Publishing (August 18, 2021)
Publication date:August 18, 2021
File size:2008 KB
Simultaneous device usage:Unlimited
Print length:136 pages