Live and Laugh with Dementia
The essential guide to maximizing quality of life (Empower)
Live and Laugh with Dementia explains how to make life with dementia as positive as possible - to maximize quality of life for all concerned. Just as we need to exercise our body’s muscles to keep them strong, so too do we need to exercise our brain to strengthen and maintain our neural capabilities.
By tailoring activities to suit the needs and abilities of dementia patients, families and caregivers will help them to:
- Maintain their relationships with others
- Maintain their self-identity
- Slow the decline of mental function by providing physical and mental stimulation
- Stave off boredom
- Experience happiness and pleasure
Praise For Live and Laugh with Dementia: The essential guide to maximizing quality of life (Empower)…
"An amazing inspiring manual of making life with dementia as positive as possible ..... She writes with enthusiasm and insight. It's a book full of wonderful gifts of knowledge."
Empower, 9781925335729, 272pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
About the Author
Lee-Fay Low is a leading researcher in the field of dementia, and is passionate about ensuring that people with dementia live good and happy lives. Currently Associate Professor in Ageing and Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Dr Low led the first high-quality study of humour therapy for people with dementia. Her interest in dementia began close to home, as her grandmother had vascular dementia.