Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making by Viki Kind is an essential guide that helps caregivers make confident decisions for those in their care who have lost their capacity to think. A step-by-step process is outlined to help the caregiver determine if the individual they are caring for is capable of making decisions on their own. Strategies are provided to help remove the constant guilt and anxiety over making decisions on behalf of the individual. Questions guide the reader through medical and quality-of-life situations such as taking away the car keys, moving to a long-term care facility, and end-of-life choices. Techniques for improving communication are also explored.
Recommended for those caring for individuals struggling with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, effects of a stroke, mental illness, or a brain injury. 90 pages; softcover.