Readers of Rosemary Dunne's insightful book are gifted with the fruits of her 30+ years of commitment to and love for her work in senior living. The book is timely, personal, and relevant. It is a must-read, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of positive relationships and authentic connections. These are so needed in today's world.
- Denise Borgoyn, NHA, SHRM-SCP, Author of "28 Ways of Compassion: A Guide to Transformation & Leadership for a Relationship-Centric HealthCare Culture"
Rosemary has done an excellent job of capturing a myriad of independent models and showing us connections and similarities while also challenging us to reflect, take stock and re-evaluate our approaches - with C.A.R. E. The book will inspire and motivate you to self-reflect and to recognize the opportunities for meaningful moments regardless of your role or profession in the 'caring' environment. Meaningful moments may seem simple, but they can be misconstrued as wasting time. Rosemary has articulated this concept in many forms so clearly, giving us reason to pursue these moments in our practice. Moments is a wonderful contribution that speaks to the strength we can all bring to being person-centered in our daily practice while creating moments of joy.
- Brenda Kinch, Recreation Therapist, CTRS
Rosemary Dunne continues to be a leader in Recreational Eldercare. Her work experience and educational study are further validated by her firsthand experience as a loving care partner for her own mother through the multiple stages of Dementia. This book translates Rosemary’s wisdom into tangible ways for care partners to build meaningful relationships, moment by extraordinary moment, with the people they serve.
- Jill van der Linden, Care Home Administrator, Vancouver, BC
A really extraordinary book came to me quite by accident... But I’d only read one page when I realized “Moments” is really a manual about relationships, on how to be present in the moment with another person and how to genuinely show love and respect to all people... “Moments” is filled with vignettes and instructions on creating such moments for others. Each chapter ends with questions for reflections. These questions include: “How do my actions support others?” “What more do I need to learn about music?” “Is spontaneity alive for me?” and “Do I breathe when I listen to another?”
I heartily recommend Dunne’s book for anyone who is involved with dementia care on any level.
I wholeheartedly recommend Dunne’s book for anyone who wants to become a better human being.
- Denise M. Baran-Unland, Joliet, Illinois, Herald News (Book Review)