Getting Real About Alzheimer's: Rementia Through Engagement, Assistance and Love
By Kassandra A. King
Getting REAL About Alzheimer’s proposes a shift away from
the negative beliefs that contribute to a downward spiral of dementia. A
shift is possible, and you can see when it happens. The difference is
huge! “Getting REAL” is a reference to Rementia through Engagement, Assistance, and Love.
As a guide for family and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s as well
as for professional caregivers, these pages contain practical solutions
in eldercare anyone can apply everyday.
Eighteen months after the start of the garden project, a care
resident previously consumed by his loss of personhood is found watering
and working in the beautiful garden he created. His story of
transformation starts this book. From there, Getting REAL About Alzheimer’s explains the shift to rementia and the glory of caregiving from the heart.
“I am literally blown away. This book has a wonderful, gentle
but clear explanatory tone of sound and experienced reasoning. Empathy,
in the truest sense, is glowing from the pages. It is very lucid. It is
very well written. I might also have an elevated understanding of the
issues, since I worked many years in Swedish hospitals and with the
elderly population. I always had a great connection with them. I am
reminded of many similar, great and insightful experiences, while I am
reading. The anecdotes have brought tears of joy to my eyes. Something
big and altruistic is documented with this book.”
Peter Nilsson, Caregiver
With a degree from the University of North Texas and post
graduate certification in long-term care from Texas State University in
1996, Kassandra A. King worked as a licensed administrator at large
facilities in Texas and California and served as Public Policy Director
and Professional Education Manager at two chapters of the Alzheimer’s
Association. Her inspiration to write this book came from working as
Program Manager of Engagement at one of the largest memory care
communities in California. She now owns Alzheimer’s Connection La Mesa,
where she is happily occupied as a care consultant, care manager and
rementia care educator.
100 pages, $14.95
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Later Years
Medical : Caregiving
Social Science : Disease & Health Issues
Health: Diseases & Physical Ailments / Alzheimer's Disease
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 January, 2015.