Topics include:* Understanding the changes in memory, personality and behaviour* Developing an understanding of personal challenge* Overcoming loneliness and isolation* How family dynamics may affect the caring experience* 'The long goodbye' - coping with progressive decline* Severe dementia and end of life care* Finding meaning in the experience - is there a 'positive' side of looking after someone with dementia?
Patrick McCurry is a freelance writer and psychotherapist. A former financial journalist, he worked in Latin America for the Financial Times and Economist Intelligence Unit. He maintains a private counselling practice in London and Eastbourne.
An insightful and reflective read, it is ideal for those working in care home settings where families often reach crisis point. It would also be a useful addition for nurses and carers working in long-term dementia care settings to encourage empathy and highlight the importance of relationship-centred care. * Nursing Standard *