Care Diary Book For Private Carers Of People Living With Dementia
A guideline for people who take on the role of being the Carer for a person living with Dementia without professional knowledge.
(WHO Dementia factsheet April 2012)
This book has been created to support people who have decided to care for a person newly diagnosed with one of the underlying causes of Dementia. Those who have started to care already some time ago as well as those who work in professional care may find it also useful. This book does not tell about Dementia and the underlying causes (although certain information will be integrated in some chapters) but highlights situations of the private Carer and her/his social environment with the aim to guide them through a very demanding time of care.
The book addresses the private Carer in eleven Chapters and guides him through her/his own care experience. Alongside two learning modules it contains the description and explanation of individual Dementia symptoms and advises on how to deal with those symptoms as a private Carer when they occur. The author refers also about the very sensitive topic of death and dying with which private Carers of people living with Dementia are mostly left alone.
This book combines evidence based facts and personal and professional care experience with the emphasis on the private Carer.