Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Written by:
Pauline Boss Phd
Narrated by:
Leslie Howard

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
4 hours 40 minutes
Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia

Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of eighty-five are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, and neighbors, as well as educators and professionals-anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in 'ambiguous loss'-having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.

- Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia

- Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be

- Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving

Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.
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Very helpful guidelines and perspective on being a caregiver in “ the long goodbye”, aka Alzheimer’s disease, with a loved one. Ambiguous loss is the cornerstone of the lens.

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