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A Best Friend’s Caregiver Has Knack

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An Alzheimer’s Caregiver:

Is well informed.

Has empathy

Respects the basic rights of the person

Maintains caregiver integrity

Employs finesse

Knows it is easier to get forgiveness than permission

Uses common sense

Communicates skillfully

Maintains optimism

Sets realistic expectations

Uses humor

Employs spontaneity

Practices patience

Develops flexibility

Stays focused

Remains nonjudgmental

Values the moment

Maintains self confidence

Uses cues tied to the life story

Takes care of themselves

Virginia Bell & David Troxel, The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, Health Professions Press, 1997.

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