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Taming the Chaos of Dementia

A Caregiver's Guide to Interventions that Make a Difference

A hopeful and practical guide to taming the challenges of dementia with creative interventions inspired by real stories of sufferers and caregivers alike.
This book supports the journey—taken by both the caregiver and the person with dementia—providing loved ones with practical recommendations and enriched with human empathy. This book helps decode dementia's visceral world and supports non-cognitive human experiences. Barbara Huelat offers design interventions that support the family caregivers in functional and emotional outcomes.

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About Barbara J. Huelat

Author, Speaker & Designer

Barbara Huelat is a published author of two books on healing environments, one translated into Chinese and distributed in Asia, an award-winning designer, healthcare strategist, researcher, hospice volunteer, and a dementia caregiver for those she loved dearly. She has climbed Mt Saini, endured an air hijacking, and even survived caregiving for her soul mate despite a heart attack. Doctors said it would kill her, and many insisted she "put him a home," she resisted and then discovered "design interventions" can have positive endings for caregivers and those with dementia.

Always fascinated with the beauty of science and the science of design, she believes human-centric design experiences can mitigate human misery. When she isn't writing or engaged in the design, she is out lecturing at conferences, universities, organizations, and cruise ships worldwide. 

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“Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.”


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