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If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within your grasp. Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within your grasp. Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This timely new resource, by a board-certified internist, geriatrician, nursing home practitioner, and Eden Alternative™ Educator, has what you need. Dr. G. Allen Power brings robust medical experience and a unique perspective to the idea of culture change. His eye-opening book challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change. Yes, you can move away from an institutional model—viewing individuals as patients defined by their dementia and using prescribed medications to control their “troublesome” behaviors—to an experiential model of care that treats individuals with dementia as the human beings they are, giving them the personal attention, respect, and dignity they deserve. Take advantage of the many benefits to this fundamental change in the provision of care, including a decrease in the need for mood-altering drugs. You will learn how to embrace more humanistic, enlightened practices that address the most common challenges in caring for people who live with dementia: • Overcome communication challenges • Minimize anxiety and depression • Root out the causes of wandering • Gain insights into paranoia and delusions Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical directors, and administrators in all elder care settings. Family members of individuals with dementia and students breaking into the dementia care field will also benefit from the advice offered. Pick up your copy of Dementia Beyond Drugs and help to pioneer true culture change in your care environment today. Your reward will be improved care environments and enhanced, relationship-based interactions.


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If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within your grasp. Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within your grasp. Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This timely new resource, by a board-certified internist, geriatrician, nursing home practitioner, and Eden Alternative™ Educator, has what you need. Dr. G. Allen Power brings robust medical experience and a unique perspective to the idea of culture change. His eye-opening book challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change. Yes, you can move away from an institutional model—viewing individuals as patients defined by their dementia and using prescribed medications to control their “troublesome” behaviors—to an experiential model of care that treats individuals with dementia as the human beings they are, giving them the personal attention, respect, and dignity they deserve. Take advantage of the many benefits to this fundamental change in the provision of care, including a decrease in the need for mood-altering drugs. You will learn how to embrace more humanistic, enlightened practices that address the most common challenges in caring for people who live with dementia: • Overcome communication challenges • Minimize anxiety and depression • Root out the causes of wandering • Gain insights into paranoia and delusions Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical directors, and administrators in all elder care settings. Family members of individuals with dementia and students breaking into the dementia care field will also benefit from the advice offered. Pick up your copy of Dementia Beyond Drugs and help to pioneer true culture change in your care environment today. Your reward will be improved care environments and enhanced, relationship-based interactions.

30 review for Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care

  1. 5 out of 5

    Karen Overturf

    Dr. Power describes the effects of Culture Change on those who seemingly are least likely to be affected by the environment they live in. His references to tried and failed drug therapies and their effects, often resulting in downward spirals of health, leads professionals to think twice about how they react to people with dementia in their practice. The Book of the Year honor bestowed upon this book by the American Journal of Nursing was well deserved. Read it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Diogenes

    This is a purely embraceable book for anyone working with those afflicted by dementia, and it is a testament to bucking the biomedical model of care in favor of better ways to assist those with dementia live happier, healthier lives through a humanistic belief system. The obstacles are huge, but change can occur every single day.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anita Mott

    This book gives a true picture of how dementia patients are treated in AS/NH settings. It should be required reading for all healthcare professionals. It has helped me make the decision that I can never send my husband to any of our current facilities. No matter what, I must care for him at home.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tamhack

    This is an excellent book for anyone who works with Dementia. Dr. Power's had a good perspective! Remember that even though the dementia can't communicate; they are still trying to communicate with us, trying to tell us what their needs are. This is an excellent book for anyone who works with Dementia. Dr. Power's had a good perspective! Remember that even though the dementia can't communicate; they are still trying to communicate with us, trying to tell us what their needs are.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Giving this a re-read as Dr Power has graciously agreed to present for us here in FL this week.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    This should be required reading for those caring for people with dementia, and especially for those who control the purse strings of those centers. I'd give it six stars if I could. This should be required reading for those caring for people with dementia, and especially for those who control the purse strings of those centers. I'd give it six stars if I could.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Judithproller

    Great book for anyone who has a family member suffering from dementia. Great stories to learn from.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    This should be mandatory reading for all children with parents facing dementia as well as ALL caregivers.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jen Drofenik

    This book could change the world of dementia care and long term care in general. I will recommend it to every person I meet in this industry.

  10. 5 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

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    Melissa Klaeb

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    Amanda M Borer

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    Karen Dickinson

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    Katrise Fraund

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    Donna Kotwica

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    William R Hinrichs

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