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Dementia Together

How to Communicate to Connect
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Puddledancer Press
 | 
January, 2020
ISBN:
9781934336182
In stock now: 
3
$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Dementia is an illness that causes no physical pain. But just ask anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia if their heart isn't aching. The pain in dementia comes from feeling hopeless, alone, or disconnected from loved ones—but a broken relationship can be healed.

This book is for family members and friends, for spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. It outlines a path to a life with dementia that includes more life and less illness. With imagination, compassion, empathy, and quiet humor, the real-life stories in Dementia Together show you how to build a healthy dementia relationship. Because there are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger. This book shows you how.

We may not be able to affect the course of someone’s illness, but we can cultivate a healthy relationship that enriches both our lives throughout our time together. This is what I call dementia relationship: a relationship that has more to do with life and growth than with diminishing capacities or cognitive deficits.

 

In this book you will read stories about communication that creates connection between two people. The kind of connection that encompasses both giving compassionately and receiving empathically, because in Nonviolent Communication, both sides matter.

Publisher’s Description: 
Dementia is an illness that causes no physical pain. But just ask anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia if their heart isn't aching. The pain in dementia comes from feeling hopeless, alone, or disconnected from loved ones—but a broken relationship can be healed. This book is for family members and friends, for spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. It outlines a path to a life with dementia that includes more life and less illness. With imagination, compassion, empathy, and quiet humor, the real-life stories in Dementia Together show you how to build a healthy dementia relationship. Because there are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger. This book shows you how.

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