A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Nine Key Principles

by Patricia M McClure-Chessie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973649090
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973649106

About the Book

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a stressful and thankless job. As a caregiver, you’ll be assisting your loved one with a range of active daily living skills such as bathing, showering, dressing, transportation, and food preparation, as well as appointments, management of personal matters, socialization, and more.

In A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, author Patricia M. McClure-Chessier prepares the future caregiver for their journey and helps them to avoid common pitfalls. The experienced caregiver will garner additional strategies to help prevent burn-out and gain additional insight on how to handle challenging situations. Sharing principles gained from caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s, McClure-Chessier shares a host of techniques useful for a variety of situations, including someone noncompliant with active daily living skills or who exhibits unwelcome behaviors.

A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia offers a unique perspective on how to be effective as a caregiver with a limited support system, helping the caregiver to have a more rewarding experience.

About the Author

Patricia M. McClure-Chessier has been in the health care industry for twenty-five years. Throughout her career, she’s worked with people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and the geriatric population. Currently, McClure-Chessier is a healthcare executive team leader at a hospital and teaches healthcare courses as an adjunct college professor. She writes articles for newspapers and magazines and travels the country presenting at healthcare conferences, libraries, schools, trade shows, churches, and other venues.