AS A CAREGIVER, YOUR VOICE, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, AND BODY GESTURES HAVE CAPACITY TO EXPRESS EMOTION
"and STIMULATE the preserved ability of persons with dementia to express and perceive a rich variety of emotional and cognitive reactions AND bring mutual/reciprocal exchange.
For evidence-based intervention research in dementia care on this subject, visit Eva Goetell at www.dementiacaresinging.com"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPEN THE DIALOGUE WITH JULIA
Julia Soto Lebentritt is a 'lullabologist' and the owner of Spontaneous Care Communications. Her life work recording, presenting and producing lullabies from the many cultures that make up our American society is commended for clarification of the lullaby as a genre and exploration of multicultural settings. Several national, state and local grants were awarded her lullaby projects resulting in numerous performances, productions and workshops about the transitional use of music and song for all ages. As an eldercare case manager, bereavement facilitator, therapeutic activities director and a family member, she is a caregiver using lullaby traditions. She has certification in Alzheimer's disease management and a master's in fine arts in creative writing.
About the Book
Part One describes how the parenting experience is a continuous experience that extends into elder care where there is a need to return to the first language of gestures, routines, stories, songs and images.
Parts Two & Three are full of suggestions and activities that help the caregiver and partner
Feel love and belongingness;
Forget our pain and stressors;
Free-up our ability to be creative, with playful ways that develop the bond (not the burden) of caregiving.