• The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

  • By: Judy Cornish
  • Narrated by: Erica Cain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Providing dementia care is profoundly stressful for families and caregivers. People with dementia or Alzheimer’s experience emotional distress, which leads to behavioral complications and the need for institutional care. However, if families and caregivers are able to identify the emotional needs caused by dementia and understand which skills are lost and which remain, they can lower the behavioral complications and their own stress.

As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that improve the lives not only of the individuals with dementia but also of those caring for them. 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are very personal and individual experiences - they vary from person to person. However, Cornish has identified a pattern in the abilities and disabilities of people living with dementia. Based on her findings, Cornish was able to develop methods for caregivers to ease emotional distress, which can quickly and safely resolve behavioral complications.

Though people with dementia lose a sense of self, they are still the same person you always loved. Judy Cornish understands this. The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home is the supportive guide you’ve been looking for as you walk alongside your loved one on this difficult - but potentially rewarding - new path.

©2017 Judy Cornish (P)2018 Judy Cornish

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Good program it should help many caregivers

Loved this self help book. I provide Respite for caregivers thru Legacy Corp. The website is very helpful too.

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😆Excrllent and in depth overview of dementia.

I enjoyed the book. It is a must read for caregivers and other family members.

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Amazing!!!

I want too share this book with everyone! Either with or without Dementia either caregiver or not! I just wish I had read it 4 years ago when my mom was first diagnosed. I definitely would have saved myself a lot of sleepless nights. Thank you Judy Cornish for your wisdom.

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there is Hope!

I loved it. It's informative and. honest . provides knowledge on the different stages dementia. The type of Loving Care that can is supportive.; allowing your family member to have dignity to the very end. Thank you for writing this book. . And thank you for the hope it brings.

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A precious primary resource for every caregiver.

This book has immediate become my primary resource for guidance, practical support, insights, and encouragement as a new caregiver.

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Great information

I learned a lot of ways to communicate with my 92 year old father that has moved in with me and my family. I will be listening again several times till this communication becomes easy.

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Learn how to really care!

Great useful information and practical examples. Loved it!. i recommend it . Listen to it.

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A must read before the disease

I learned so much that helps me understand some of the things my mother is going through.

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Good for Quick Info

Narrator's voice was excellent for this book. The book itself was good for some quick information on dementia but I was looking for more in depth knowledge and tips.

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extremely helpful

It was helpful to differentiate. between dementia and Alzheimer's dementia. This difference poses additional problems.

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  • Tabi
  • 08-22-20

Remarkably outstanding!

I would recommend Judy Cornish audiobook to anyone struggling with caring caring for a loved one or as a CareGiver. This is the Bible everyone needs at hand. Nzilani Wa Nzilani.

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  • A Anderson
  • 01-11-20

Beautifully written and read.

Beautifully written and read. The author explains dementia and dementia care concisely, in such a caring positive manner. This book instills you with confidence and hope for the journey ahead.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-18

very helpful

I really learned a lot, it changed my outlook. I think it should be given to all dementia carers.