If you're caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia.
In this book, you'll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you'll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.
About the Author
Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in bringing new, innovative solutions to the field of dementia care. She is CEO of the Presence Care Project and was founder of the Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also cofounder of Neurocern, a software company aimed at empowering dementia caregivers with neuroscience-based, person-centered care solutions. Manteau-Rao is also a contributor to The Huffington Post. Foreword writer Kevin Barrows, MD, is clinical professor of family and community medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is founder and director of mindfulness programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where he helps patients cope with the stress of everyday life and illness.