Mindfulness-Based Elder Care
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"She shares with us her gold - the conception, trial and error implementation, and initial scientific investigation of a new, educationally-oriented treatment approach that she has named mindfulness-based elder care (MBEC)." -from the Foreword by Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA , Associate Professor of Medicine, Society University of Massachusetts Medical School

Features of this groundbreaking volume include:
" Valuable tips for establishing programs in each population
" Detailed experiential exercises
" Case studies
" Clear instructions for elders and caregivers at all levels

This book conveys the benefits of mindfulness through meditation, gentle yoga, massage, aromatherapy, humor, and other creative therapies. The book is suitable for nursing home residents with physical and cognitive challenges, community-dwelling elders, direct-care staff, and non-professional caregivers. "She shares with us her gold - the conception, trial and error implementation, and initial scientific investigation of a new, educationally-oriented treatment approach that she has named mindfulness-based elder care (MBEC)."
-from the Foreword by Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine,
Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
University of Massachusetts Medical School


Drawing on years of experience as a geriatric social worker and mindfulness-based stress reduction practitioner, the author has taken Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and adapted it to the particular needs of elders, their families, and professional caregivers. Mindfulness practices focus on abilities, rather than disabilities, in order to provide paths to the inner strengths and resources that we all possess. McBee's Mindfulness-Based Elder Care conveys the benefits of mindfulness through meditation, gentle yoga, massage, aromatherapy, humor, and other creative therapies to this special population. She provides clear, concise instructions for her program, as well as a wealth of anecdotal and experiential exercises, to help readers at all levels of experience. Hers is the first book to fully explore the value of mindfulness models for frail elders and their caregivers.


Features of this groundbreaking volume include:
Valuable tips for establishing programs to address each population's specific needs and restrictions
Designed for short classes or 8-week courses
Detailed experiential exercises for the reader
Replete with case studies
Clear, easy-to-follow instructions for elders and caregivers at all levels

This innovative book is suitable for use with a variety of populations such as nursing home residents with physical and cognitive challenges, community-dwelling elders, direct-care staff, and non-professional caregivers.Foreword by Saki F. Santorelli
Preface
Acknowledgments
Section I. Foundations

A Box for Father: Healthcare and Nursing Homes
What is Healthcare?
Trends in Aging and Healthcare
What are the Alternatives?
Elements of Care Provision
What we value
Learning from the Inside Out: Mind-Body and Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Mind-Body Medicine Overview
Mindfulness
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Other Mindfulness-Based Programs
Mindfulness Practices
Other Informal Practices
Practice
Embracing Our Stress

Knock, Knock: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Aromatherapy
Hand massage
Creative therapy
Humor
Other CAM Modalities

Section II. Practical Applications of Mindfulness-Based Elder Care for Frail Elders
Poem: Meadowbrook Nursing Home
The Sound of One Hand Clapping: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care
Teaching Mindfulness to Elders
What Are the Issues
Clinical Work With Older Adults
Overview of MBEC Groups

Imagine This: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care For Frail Elders in the Nursing Home
Overview
Group Format
Skills
Considerations: Environmental
Considerations: Population
Endings
Measuring Results: MBEC Research
Drifting Away From My Head to My Heart: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care for Elders With Dementia
What Do We Know About Dementia?
Communication With Persons With Dementia
Behaviors Accompanying dementia
Group Leader
MBEC groups
Complementary and Alternative Interventions on a Dementia Unit
The Florence V. Burden Study on the Dementia Unit
Got to Go Through the Door: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care for Isolated Elders and Palliative Care
Freedom and the Five Remembrances
Isolated Elders in the Nursing Home
End-of-life Care
Homebound Elders
Conclusion

Dance Like Nobody is Watching: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care and Creativity
Visual Arts
Poetry and Words
Music
Movement and Music
Touch
Taste and Smell
Use of Nature
Toys
Humor

Section III. Caregivers

Who Will Take Care Of Us? An Overview Of Mindfulness-Based Elder Care For Caregivers
Informal Caregivers
Formal Caregivers
Mindfulness Groups for Formal and Informal Caregivers
Mindfulness-Based Elder Care

Riding the Waves: Mindfulness-Based Elder Care for Informal Caregivers
Overview of class
Introductions
Formal Practices
Informal Practice
Discussion
Endings and Ongoing Practice
Caregiver Mindfulness Group Research
Summary

Learning to Take Care of Myself: A 7-Week Mindfulness-Based Elder Care Course
Overview of Caregiver Course
Course Highlights
Discussion
Conclusion

Introduction to Stress Reduction for Professional Caregivers: A 1-Hour Class and Other Options for Staff
Professional Caregiving
A 1-Hour Stress Reduction Program
Staff Psychoeducational Presentation on Stress
Experiential Exercises
Alternate Options for Short Stress Reduction Sessions
Conclusion
Recommendations
Section IV. Conclusions
Walking with Tigers
Defining Aging
Caring For Elders, Caring For Ourselves
For You

Section V. Appendix

A. Mindfulness-Based Elder Care Yoga
B. Guided Meditations
C. Aromatherapy
D. Brief Stress Reduction Session Ideas
E. Handouts For Staff Stress Reduction
F. Selected Bibliography and Web Sites
Indexchapter
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