From the internationally acclaimed author of the ground breaking and award-winning book Dementia Beyond Drugs, comes another eye-opening exploration of how to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.
In Part 1, Dr. Power explains the ways in which our current view of dementia is inadequate to meet the needs of people living with the condition or their care partners.
He critiques the use of psychoactive drugs for behavioral distress, introduces a new "experiential model" for dementia, and shares the new insights this model provides.
Dr. Power introduces the concept of well-being as an ultimate goal and shows how our current efforts, even with non-pharmacological interventions, fall short.
Dr. Allen Power is an internist, geriatrician, and international educator on transformational models of elder care, particularly for those who live with changing cognitive abilities. He has written two books: Dementia Beyond Drugs (winner of a 2010 American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" award), and he has just released Dementia Beyond Disease. Dr. Power was named one of five "Leaders of Tomorrow" by Long-Term Living Magazine in 2013.