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The Four D's of Dementia Care: A Conversation with Tami Anastasia

The Four D's of Dementia Care: A Conversation with Tami Anastasia
Learn how to PACE yourself while caregiving.

Today I'm chatting with Tami Anastasia about strategies for dementia caregiving. Tami offers a fresh and practical approach to the challenges faced by wives, husbands, and adult children who care for loved ones with dementia. Using the four D's of Dementia Care, detach, document, diffuse, and distract, caregivers can find solutions for behaviors ranging from shadowing to wandering to medication refusal. 

The PACE model is what we discuss in this episode. It is a model that emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the caregivers' well-being while navigating the dementia journey. PACE stands for;

P = Permission for trial and error

A = Acknowledge Their Reality

C = Compassionate Care

E = Empower Yourself

After hearing her advice, learn more by heading over to her website - https://tamianastasia.com/book/

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