THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW from Donovan’s Bookshelf
Pick of the Month: Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient
Quite simply the single best…
book of that month’s
Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient
From the July 2015 Issue
There are so very many books on the market directed to ‘managing care’ and ‘handling’ dementia patients – and so many more dementia patients needing help – that it’s refreshing to see a more human, caring approach focused on the basic elements of living (joy and meaning) rather than ‘management’ in Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient.
Ronda Parsons’ specific title is packed with insights on how to tailor these elements for dementia mental states, offering a virtual treasure trove of recommendations and approaches that eschews the usual clinical ‘management’ terms and ideas to address the very personal dilemma of how to make the ending years of life just as meaningful and important as the early ones.
Outstanding in its concept and approach and specific in its ‘how to’ arena, Creating Joy & Meaning for the Dementia Patient should be in the libraries of caregivers, families, health providers, and any concerned about maintaining high quality of life for dementia patients.
Donovan’s Bookshelf – Senior Editor of the Midwest Book Review