If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within our grasp. Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This timely new resource, by a board-certified internist, geriatrician, nursing home practitioner, and Eden Alternative (tm) Educator, has what you need. Dr. G. Allen Power brings robust medical experience and a unique perspective to the idea of culture change. His eye-opening book challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change. Yes, you can move away from an institutional model - viewing individuals as patients defined by their dementia and using prescribed medications to control their troublesome behaviors - to an experiential model of care that treats individuals with dementia as the human beings they are, giving them the personal attention, respect, and dignity they deserve. Take advantage of the many benefits to this fundamental change in the provision of care, including a decrease in the need for mood-altering drugs. You will learn how to embrace more humanistic, enlightened practices that address the most common challenges in caring for people who live with dementia.; Overcome communication challenges; Minimize anxiety and depression; Root out the causes of wandering; Gain insights into paraia and delusions Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical directors, and administrators in all elder care settings. Family members of individuals with dementia and students breaking into the dementia care field will also benefit from the advice offered. Pick up your copy of Dementia Beyond Drugs and help to pioneer true culture change in your care environment today. Your reward will be improved care environments and enhanced, relationship-based interactions.
G. Allen Power, M.D., is a board-certified internist and geriatrician and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Power has practiced medicine for 25 years, the last 18 of which have been in long-term care and rehabilitation.As a Certified Eden Alternative Educator, Dr. Power serves as an Eden Mentor at St. John's Home in Rochester, New York, where he has worked since 2000. He also serves on the board of directors of the Eden Alternative, Inc. His regular contributions to the blog of Dr. William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative, can be found at www.changingaging.org.Dr. Power has lectured on geriatric and culture change topics both nationally and internationally. He has been interviewed for print and broadcast media including BBC Television, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and WHYY radio among many others. Dr. Power is also quoted in the book Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes by Beth Baker (2007, Vanderbilt University Press).An accomplished musician and songwriter, Dr. Power's music has been performed on three continents. His song of elder autonomy, a /If You Don't Mind,a was performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, and Walter Cronkite used his song a /I'll Love You Forevera in a 1995 Discovery Channel documentary on American families.
G. Allen Power
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