From Ginny Pisciotta
Author: Tom & Karen Brenner
Title: You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello – The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care
You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello is an amazing book. It is short and easy to understand, but full of encouragement and wonderful ideas to help the caregiver connect with and care for the dementia patient. The book is philosophical, yet immensely practical.
The authors do not sugar-coat the disease but show how a change of mindset and methods can improve the quality of life for both the patient and the caregiver.
Tom and Karen Brenner combined his background in gerontology and hers as a Montesorri educator to come up with this inspiring method of dementia care. The basic principles and specific ideas set forth in this book are brought to life with the telling of individual stories of patients they have worked with.