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Dementia Beyond Disease


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Richard Taylor, Ph.D.
  • Preface
  • 1. A Brief History of the Experiential Model
  • 2. The What and Why of Well-Being
  • 3. Identity
  • 4. Connectedness
  • 5. Security
  • 6. Autonomy
  • 7. Meaning
  • 8. Growth
  • 9. Joy
  • 10. A Well-Being Approach
  • 11. Dementia and Aging in the 21st Century: Reframing (and Reclaiming) Hope
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

G. Allen Power, M.D. is an internationally recognized educator and specialist in caring for people with changing cognitive abilities. He is also the author of Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care. A board-certified internist and geriatrician in practice since 1984, he has dedicated most of his career to long-term care and rehabilitation.


"An outstanding feature of this book is giving opportunity to listen to the voices of people with dementia, whilst encouraging the reader to consider the proposed framework for well-being in terms of an approach to improving lives, rather than another set of interpretations." - Reena Lasrado, The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester, UK Dementia (2015, Vol. 14(3) 384-386)

"Al Power has done it again. His newest book challenges us to partner with the person with dementia to create the best possible life. Dementia Beyond Disease is a thought provoking and practical guide that will help all of us develop winning programs that are life-affirming for the person with dementia and for care partners. Highly recommended!" - David Troxel, MPH, Co-author, The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care

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