This Biography can help you capture all of the preferences that make your loved one unique and that you are now responsible for honoring and protecting because they can no longer do so.
Doing things the way they always have, or prefer, can help increase cooperation, create positive outcomes and decrease disruptive behavior so it’s well worth your time (for a lot of reasons) to incorporate their preferences any way you can. It’s also a great way to show them you care.
For tips on how best to work with this template, read Biography-Based Care: how it can help you and your loved on.
Excerpted with permission from When Caring Takes Courage, A Compassionate and Interactive Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers, copyright 2014.
When Caring Takes Courage: A Compassionate, Interactive Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers
Mara’s passion and life’s work has been to learn the best practices which capable caregivers (both professional and family member) use to find success, joy and hope in the face of this devastating disease and find a way to share that information with those who deal with dementia on a day-to-day basis. She is the 2015 Jefferson Award Recipient: Outstanding Public Service, and the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award Recipient: Outstanding Public Service on Behalf of and Throughout the United States. She continues to be an active speaker and advocate for those impacted by dementia worldwide. Learn more about her work at: www.whencaringtakescourage.com.
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