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

  • By: Judy Cornish
  • Narrated by: Erica Cain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (134 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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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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Encouraged!

I was so encouraged + inspired by this book. I take care of my live-in grandmother for whom I dearly love. She has lived with me for 6 years with little to no help from my family members (plenty of criticism though!) with the exception of my parents who come into town to give me a break. I am shocked at the lack of guidance from her doctor and even online. Finding this book was a huge breakthrough for me. There was so much I didn’t understand. I kept finding myself saying “these past 6 years didn’t have to be so hard if only I had the resources and knowledge!” As a society, we must do better in not only understanding dementia but helping people lost in it. There is so much hope and peace to be found even in the midst of a disease that destroys and steals so much. I am very encouraged. Thank you, Judy!

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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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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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A Very Helpful Dementia Care Guide

I enjoyed listening. I learned how important attitude is for caregiving with persons with dementia

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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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Very Insightful!

This book really helped guide me through my own action and behaviors towards my mother. I had been fighting a loosing battle trying to coerce her to be like she used to be. Now I have a whole new outlook to work with And all and new tools to use. Thank you Judy for sharinñnhmg your experience and hope with us." Caregivers"

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  • Lesley
  • 07-26-22

very helpful

We are coming to terms with changes and adjusting to my Mothers dementia I had no idea how this impacts their view on life so understanding some of what a dementia person is dealing with helps to respond in the kindest most supportive way

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  • jason b.
  • 04-03-22

Inspiring

Giving hope when we doubt.
We truly can help individuals during this difficult experience.
Thanks

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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.
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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.