The Residents’ Voice

From a Dementia Unit

by Pieta Valentine



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/10/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781664108189
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781664108196
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781664108172

About the Book

Activating Intelligence within Dementia The residents diagnosed with dementia have a…WORKING INTELLECT. And it can be engaged and activated. The existence of the intellect is well known but how it can be activated with people with dementia is the revelation. It’s all about the intellect part of the consciousness, separate to the mind, and training the intellect to think. This breakthrough is psychological not pharmaceutical. The extent of the dementia residents’ ability to learn and engage through the intellect depends to a certain extent on the individual and how they’ve lived, how they think, their motivation, fitness, health, resilience, outlook and their support network. In telling their story, and relaying their message, The Residents’ Voice shares the residents’ achievements and what Daisy learned from them, offering a unique range of advice and strategies for friends and family of those institutionalized with dementia.

About the Author

Physiotherapist Pieta Valentine is from a medical family and trained in Otago, New Zealand before travelling across Asia and Europe then working in London and Canada before setting up her first physio practice in Sydney, Australia. Settling back in Christchurch in the early 1990s, she witnessed the thousands struck with painful OOS/RSI conditions from the stress of computers introduced into government departments. Because of this, she set up clinic and company self-management programmes all around the city. Physiotherapists are problem solvers, enabling patients to self manage through effort and hard work. This ethos Pieta has applied to all her work endeavours.