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Those who are close to someone who has dementia often find it hard to deal with the erratic and difficult behaviors that result from the disease. They may begin to interpret these behavior patterns as intentional and to feel that the hostility and resistance they see are directed at them personally. Under the daily stresses of caregiving, and lacking a full understanding of the ways dementia affects behavior, caregivers may respond with frustration, impatience, and even anger. Often, this only escalates the cycle of emotional discomfort, hostility, and defensiveness.

In this frank video, three caregivers openly share their experiences of conflict and frustration in interactions with their loved one who has dementia. These scenes are integrated with comments and guidance from professionals in dementia care. The result is a program which teaches both family and professional caregivers how to reframe the dynamic into one which is more comfortable and productive for both caregiver and patient.

22 minutes
© 1999
Purchase $179 DVD
Order No. QA-311
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-973-8

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