Introduction. 1. Always identify who it is that has a problem. 2. People behave well if they can. 3. People do what makes sense. 4. The one that takes responsibility can make a difference. 5. People with dementia no longer learn.
A practical guide to the low arousal approach in caring for older people to reduce conflict and understand potential distress
Bo Hejlskov Elven is a Clinical Psychologist based in Sweden. He is an independent consultant and lecturer on autism and challenging behaviour, and an accredited Studio III trainer. Charlotte Agger is a nurse and the managing director of a dementia centre. Iben Ljungmann is a psychologist who works as an independent consultant in dementia care.
I have admired the best dementia care practice in Denmark for many years. They use an inclusive approach that does not blame or stigmatise but that uses positive action to make a real difference. Within this book you will find an intensely practical approach focussing on some of the most challenging situations we face in everyday care. Highly recommended! -- Professor Dawn Brooker, PhD CPsychol (clin) AFBPsS, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester