a family guide to dementia

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The 36 Hour Day

Author : Nancy L. Mace
ISBN : 9781421402796
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

Grandma And Me

Author : Beatrice Tauber Prior
ISBN : 9781683507000
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A beautiful storybook that helps children understand their grandparent’s challenges, written by a nurse and a psychologist. The authors of Grandma and Me have combined their years of clinical experience to create a truly engaging, yet informative book for young children on the topics of Alzheimer’s and dementia. With beautiful artwork to capture children’s attention, Grandma and Me provides a gentle, age-appropriate portrait of Alzheimer’s disease in the context of a loving relationship between grandparent and grandchild—and provides tools that will help children continue to have a relationship with their loved one despite the disease. Grandma and Me addresses a difficult topic with compassion and understanding, and allows families to successfully navigate the journey ahead.

Alzheimer S And Dementia

Author : Jimmy D. Forest
ISBN : 1095228374
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Is There Someone You Know That Is Suffering From Alzheimer's and Dementia? Are you a caregiver of such sufferer? Are you a concerned family member? Are you feeling frustrated when dealing with people with dementia? Let's face the fact here, taking care of people with Alzheimer's and Dementia IS NOT EASY. Things can GO VERY WRONG when your loved ones do not remember about you. Why not... Understand Dementia Better? It can be a daunting task having to care for someone who is suffering physically and losing mentally the characteristics that you may have known them for. Often dementia comes with mood swings, wandering issues, confusion and anxiety, and trouble communicating. Though there can be some medication that offers relief, unfortunately, symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses. With this book, we hope to provide you with a series of important insights into dementia and what type of behavior your loved one may exhibit. With these behaviors are tips for you to stay in control and reduce stress if a situation should arise. The more prepared and positive you remain, the better your loved one may react which can mean a less volatile situation or emotional or violent outburst. By making your home a safe place and ensuring that all weak points are addressed, you can feel secure that your loved one is safe in their living quarters. With physical and mental activities, you can include in their schedule, as well as how to create a balanced and healthy diet, you can implement these tips to make it easier for you and your loved one to adjust with the effects of dementia. Inside this book you will discover: -The right mindset when facing with dementia patients -Behaviors of people with dementia -How to deal with violence -Working out a proper communication channel -The food and exercise needed for dementia Attention! This handbook is NOT for everyone! This book is not for people: -Who do not care for their loved ones -Who has no patience for elderly -Who not making an effort in making a change -Who are unfilial If you are ready to understand dementia better, Scroll Up And Click On The "BUY NOW" Button Now!

The Common Sense Guide To Dementia For Clinicians And Caregivers

Author : Anne M. Lipton
ISBN : 9781461441632
Genre : Medical
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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.

Finding The Light In Dementia

Author : Jane M Mullins
ISBN : 1999926803
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'Finding the Light in Dementia: a guide for families, friends and caregivers' is an essential book that explains common changes that can occur in those living with dementia. By offering valuable approaches, tips and suggestions interspersed with individuals' stories, the reader can learn to care for and maintain a connection with their loved one (care partner). Whether you're a spouse, partner, daughter, son, sibling, friend or even a parent caring for a loved one living with dementia, this book is for you. Finding the Light in Dementia will help give you more confidence to care by: Supporting you through your partner's diagnosis of dementia Helping you understand what your partner is experiencing Teaching you ways to communicate and connect with each other Helping you make subtle changes to your home to help your partner feel safe and content Introducing practical and creative ways to stimulate memories to help with day to day living Showing you how to create lifestories together Suggesting ways to keep your partner interested and engaged in meaningful activities Providing tips for sleeping, eating and drinking Suggesting ways to help your partner with their appearance and dignity Showing you ways of overcoming the challenges of changing behaviour, reactions and responses Helping reduce the effects of hallucinations, delusions and misperceptions Suggesting ways for you to care for yourself Involving families and friends Giving advice when considering professional care at home and in residential care Knowing how tired and stressed you may feel, 'Finding the Light in Dementia' is written in bite sized chunks that makes it easy to follow. By giving you space to write down any points you would like to make and providing question sheets for you to refer to when speaking with your doctor and/or legal professionals you can make this your personal guide. When following the approaches in this book, you should find that your partner will feel more understood and you will become calmer thereby helping you both find a sense of connection and continue to live well.

The Essential Family Guide To Caring For Older People

Author : Deborah Stone
ISBN : 9781472965424
Genre : Self-Help
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No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.

When A Family Member Has Dementia

Author : Susan McCurry
ISBN : 0275985741
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Describes a set of core principles that will help caregivers become more spontaneous and flexible in their responses to the daily challenges of dementia care.

When Love Meets Dementia

Author : Ada Anbar
ISBN : 9781476673400
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is now recognized as one of the most common forms of dementia in individuals under age 65, second only to Alzheimer's. Detailed background information on the disease is provided along with discussion of related issues, and information on how to minimize the chances of becoming a victim"--Provided by publisher.

When Someone You Love Has Dementia

Author : Susan Elliot-Wright
ISBN : 9781847094049
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Dementia affects more than 700,000 people in the UK; Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 417,000 people in the UK and some four million in the USA. While dementia affects mostly older people, some 17,000 young people also have dementia in the UK. There are treatments, but no cure. Caring for people with dementia is a well-recognized burden, but recently there have been moves to represent this in a more positive light, emphasising people with dementia as individuals who deserve respect, rather than as the challenge as which they have traditionally been viewed. Nevertheless, for individual carers without enough support, having a loved one with dementia often remains challenging. This book looks at practicalities and relationships, including: Defining Alzheimer's and other dementias; Diagnosis; After diagnosis; planning for the future; Medications to help with symptoms such as memory problems, wandering, and aggressive behavior; Other therapies such as music therapy; Practicalities: coping with strange behaviour, confusion, memory problems. Outside help and services and how to access them; Later stages of dementia; issues to consider such as residential care, financial arrangements, wills and living wills and coping with being a carer.

Validation Techniques For Dementia Care

Author : Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
ISBN : 1932529373
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The family caregiver's guide to Validation! This practical resource will show family caregivers how to use the effective Validation method to improve communication and interactions with individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Developed by internationally recognized expert Naomi Feil, M.S.W., the Validation method is a way to communicate with disoriented older adults by validating their expressed feelings rather than factual reality. This empathetic approach helps caregivers breaks through the common silence and pain of withdrawal and interact with greater compassion and respect.Validation for Family Caregivers includes a thorough discussion of Alzheimer's disease in straight-forward language accessible to all readers. The philosophy and practices behind the Validation method and its success are also addressed. Verbal and non-verbal techniques, including use of open questioning, rephrasing, mirroring, and consistent eye contact, are explained with detailed examples. Plus, the book includes realistic case studies that illustrate Validation in practice and its benefits for a variety of families.

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