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Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Guide to Personal Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques

by Jackie Pool Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 176 pages
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
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This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia and ultimately improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Covering topics such as nutrition, stress, communication, memory and sleep, it provides all the tools and information necessary to build a personalised and flexible self-care plan which will improve and sustain quality of life. By clearing away the myths and stigma surrounding dementia, this book creates room for cooperation, creativity and hope.


Market: People with dementia, their families, friends and carers; Secondary market of dementia care professionals, including occupational therapists and nurses, social care workers, nursing and care home staff, nutritionists.

1. My 40 Year Journey With Dementia. 2. What Dementia Is and Isn't. 3. The Case For Rementia. 4. Cognitive Rehabilitation in 3 Ways: I. Nutrition Or How What You Put in Your Body Affects Your Brain. II. Emotion Or How What You Feel Affects Your Brain. III. Cognition Or How What You Do Affects Your Brain. 5. Putting It All Together - A Rementia Plan. Reading list.

Jackie Pool is an Occupational Therapist specialising in the development and provision of programmes and materials for leadership and workforce development in dementia care. She sat on the National Dementia Strategy Reference Group and was commissioned by Skills for Care to write the QCF dementia units for the national health and social care qualifications. She has published extensively and speaks at many conferences in the field of dementia care. Jackie's website can be found at>