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Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia Book
Author : Jolene Brackey
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1557534624
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments, and while we are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment. Original.

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia Book
Author : Jolene Brackey
Publisher :
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781557532121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments, and while we are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment. Original.

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey Book
Author : Jolene Brackey
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2016-11-15
ISBN : 1612494838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer's, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer's and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia Book
Author : Jolene Brackey
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781557534620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments, and while we are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment. Original.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s Book
Author : Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2004-09-08
ISBN : 0547526822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to: · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patient’s comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

Talking to Alzheimer s

Talking to Alzheimer s Book
Author : Claudia Strauss
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 1608822524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alzheimer's can have a devastating impact on a patient's close relationships and all too often, family members and friends feel so uncomfortable that they end up dreading visits, or simply give up trying to stay in contact with the patient. This book offers a wealth of practical things you can do to stay connected with the Alzheimer's patient in your life. It offers straightforward suggestions and invaluable do's and don'ts, with advice on everything from dealing effectively with the inevitable repetition that occurs in conversations with an Alzheimer's patient to helpful strategies for saying no to unrealistic demands. It also includes thoughtful tips to remind you to take care of your own feelings and suggestions for helping children become comfortable with visiting an Alzheimer's sufferer.

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Book
Author : Laura Wayman
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 142142228X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is an empathetic guide, filled with respect, calm, creativity—and love.

Dementia Reimagined

Dementia Reimagined Book
Author : Tia Powell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 0735210926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia--not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren't great. In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day; by the time a person reaches 85, their chances of having dementia approach 50 percent. And the truth is, there is no cure, and none coming soon, despite the perpetual promises by pharmaceutical companies that they are just one more expensive study away from a pill. Dr. Powell's goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care--what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and even joyful. Reimagining Dementia is a moving combination of medicine and memoir, peeling back the untold history of dementia, from the story of Solomon Fuller, a black doctor whose research at the turn of the twentieth century anticipated important aspects of what we know about dementia today, to what has been gained and lost with the recent bonanza of funding for Alzheimer's at the expense of other forms of the disease. In demystifying dementia, Dr. Powell helps us understand it with clearer eyes, from the point of view of both physician and caregiver. Ultimately, she wants us all to know that dementia is not only about loss--it's also about the preservation of dignity and hope.

Forget Memory

Forget Memory Book
Author : Anne Davis Basting
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2009-11-01
ISBN : 0801896495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Bold, optimistic, and innovative, Basting's cultural critique of dementia care offers a vision for how we can change the way we think about and care for people with memory loss.

Meet Me Where I Am

Meet Me Where I Am Book
Author : Mary Ann Drummond
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2018-08-07
ISBN : 1683509595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Me Where I Am provides knowledge and essential tools to lovingly, confidently and, above all, successfully care for those who live with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Over 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with them, 15 million unpaid caregivers seek knowledge and resources to assist them in the journey. The unique care principles found in Meet Me Where I Am help mitigate depression, decrease anxiety, and allow for successful relationships as long as possible in the dementia journey. Mary Ann Drummond, RN credits her unique care philosophy to the greatest teachers of all—the many individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Imbuing practical tips with wisdom, respect, and sensibility, Drummond comes full circle by sharing what happened when her own mentor fell prey to the disease. Meet Me Where I Am is a road map that teaches caregivers how to focus on the possibilities, discover the joy in the journey, and prepare for the road ahead.

Contented Dementia

Contented Dementia Book
Author : Oliver James
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN : 1407028871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

The 36 hour Day

The 36 hour Day Book
Author : Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins
Publisher :
Release : 2001-01
ISBN : 9780801865213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to caring for those who can no longer take care of themselves offers information on hospice care and assisted living facilities, types of demetia, nutrition and medication, and new driving laws for the elderly.

Keeping Busy

Keeping Busy Book
Author : James R. Dowling
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 1995-05-01
ISBN : 0801895979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Although very little can be done to alter the course of dementia, much can be done to maximize the quality of life of people with the condition. Research as well as practical experience suggest that behavior management, especially through programs that provide meaningful and constructive activity, is currently the most effective treatment. In Keeping Busy, James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized by general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section deals with communication and includes word games that help people strengthen their remaining verbal skills. The description of each activity includes step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to adapt it for small or large groups, for individuals at home or in an organization, or people who are bedridden.

Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s

Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s Book
Author : Lisa Snyder
Publisher :
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781934716038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's at an early stage when a person may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the condition. Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer's: An Essential Guide offers the person who is living with Alzheimer's a practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more. This sensitive and practical guide for people with early-stage Alzheimer's is refreshingly empowering and full of answers and solutions to day to day questions and challenges. It is a beacon of comfort and reassurance, written in the warm, intelligent voice of Lisa Snyder---a leading expert in the field. The book also provides invaluable wisdom and tips from people with Alzheimer's and is a must-read for all of my patients with Alzheimer's and their families. Steven A. Ornish, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Vice President, San Diego Psychiatric Society

Inside Alzheimer s

Inside Alzheimer s Book
Author : Nancy D. Pearce
Publisher :
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780978829919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tells how dozens of persons with dementia and their sharing of wisdom, humor and life's teachings led the author to the six basic principles of connection: Intend a Connection, Free Yourself of Judgment, Love, Open to Receive Love, Silence and Thankfulness. Original.

Love Loss and Laughter

Love  Loss  and Laughter Book
Author : Cathy Greenblat
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012-03-06
ISBN : 0762784024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

See the BBC’s slideshow of photos from Love, Loss, and Laughter.

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community Book
Author : Rachael Wonderlin
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2016-10-09
ISBN : 1421420643
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Life changes dramatically for the entire family when the decision is made to move a person who has dementia from home to community care. Rachael Wonderlin, a gerontologist, dementia care expert, and popular dementia care blogger, helps caregivers cope with the difficult behaviors, emotions, and anxieties that both they and their loved one may experience. Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the ‘easy way out’ by choosing a dementia care community," she writes. "You are still going to deal with a lot of challenging behaviors, concerns, and questions regarding your loved one’s care." When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as: · How do I choose a place for my loved one to live?· What can I find out by visiting a candidate memory-care community twice?· What do I do if my loved one asks about going home?· How can I improve the quality of my visits?· What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff?· How can I cope with my loved one’s sundowning?· What do I do if my loved one starts a romantic relationship with another resident? An indispensable book for family members and friends of people with dementia, When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.

Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors

Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors Book
Author : Dan Koffman
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2008-08
ISBN : 1598587269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors is a unique picture book series for individuals with dementia that encourages moments of reflection and fresh reminiscence. Each Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors book focuses on a familiar aspect of life and is filled with simple, bold photo illustrations of familiar images designed to be easily recognized to most Special Seniors. With no storylines or characters to cause confusion or frustration, Simple Pleases for Special Seniors provides a positive alternative to written books, magazines and television programs and can even be personalized. There's nothing nice about dementia, but the quiet reflection and fresh reminiscences sparked by the images in the Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors books may well be a silver lining..creating sweet, shared moments of closeness and joy between Special Seniors and those who love and care for them. While brilliant researchers are hard at work searching for cures, Simple Pleasures for Special Seniors books are here now to create new times to treasure and help take full advantage of every precious moment with your Special Senior.

Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia Book
Author : Steven R. Sabat
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0190603100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Alzheimer's is swiftly on the rise: it is estimated that every 67 seconds, someone develops the disease. For many, the words "Alzheimer's diseas" or "dementia" immediately denote severe mental loss and, perhaps, madness. Indeed, the vast majority of media coverage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia focuses primarily on the losses experienced by people diagnosed and the terrible burden felt by care partners yearning for a "magic bullet" drug cure. Providing an accessible, question-and-answer-format primer on what touches so many lives, and yet so few of us understand, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge: unsparing investigation of their causes and manifestations, and focus on the strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Steven R. Sabat mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. By clarifying the terms surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's, which are two distinct conditions, Sabat corrects dangerous misconceptions that plague our understanding of memory dysfunction and many other significant abilities that people with AD and dementia possess even in the moderate to severe stages. People diagnosed with AD retain awareness, thinking ability, and sense of self; crucially, Sabat demonstrates that there are ways to facilitate communication even when the person with AD has great difficulty finding the words he or she wants to use. From years spent exploring and observing the points of view and experiences of people diagnosed, Sabat strives to inform as well as to remind readers of the respect and empathy owed to those diagnosed and living with dementia. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia conveys this type of information and more, which, when applied by family and professional caregivers, will help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed as well as of those who provide support and care.

Neither Married Nor Single

Neither Married Nor Single Book
Author : Dr. David Kirkpatrick
Publisher : Brush Education
Release : 2018-01-26
ISBN : 1550597280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Dr. David Kirkpatrick’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, their lives—and their marriage—would change forever. In an honest, uplifting, and sometimes heartbreaking account of loving a partner with dementia, Dr. Kirkpatrick creates a clear guide for others in similar circumstances. He shares his perspective both as a loving and grief-stricken husband coping with a profound change in his marriage, and as a geriatric psychiatrist doing everything he can for his wife while continually learning throughout that experience. Dr. Kirkpatrick tackles the tough questions about caretaking, grief, loss, love, and sex for those whose partners have dementia. When is the right time to find or even to begin considering a care home for your loved one? How can you navigate the complexities of your changing sexual relationship with an Alzheimer’s partner? When is it appropriate for you to consider new relationships? With wisdom and compassion, Dr. Kirkpatrick reflects on these questions and more. Whether your partner has been recently diagnosed or has been living with dementia for many years, Neither Married Nor Single will help lead you to effective strategies for living and loving in an Alzheimer’s marriage, and for dealing with the changes ahead. And it will help you remember that you are not alone.