The 36 hour Day

The 36 hour Day
Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2001-01
ISBN 10: 9780801865213
ISBN 13: 0801865212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 36 hour Day Book Review:

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.

The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day
Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1421422239
ISBN 13: 9781421422237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 36 Hour Day Book Review:

The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care
Author: Laura Wayman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 142142228X
ISBN 13: 9781421422282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Book Review:

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

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s
Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2004-09-08
ISBN 10: 0547526822
ISBN 13: 9780547526829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s Book Review:

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

Is It Alzheimer s

Is It Alzheimer s
Author: Peter V. Rabins
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 1421436418
ISBN 13: 9781421436418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is It Alzheimer s Book Review:

Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.

The 36 hour Day

The 36 hour Day
Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924085826000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 36 hour Day Book Review:

Gives practical advice on caring for family members who can no longer care for themselves

There s Still a Person in There

There s Still a Person in There
Author: Michael Castleman,Dolores Gallagher-Thompson,Matthew Naythons
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780399526350
ISBN 13: 0399526358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There s Still a Person in There Book Review:

Provides Alzheimer's patients and their families with information on the latest medical advances and offers guidance.

Contented Dementia

Contented Dementia
Author: Oliver James
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1407028871
ISBN 13: 9781407028873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contented Dementia Book Review:

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.

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey
Author: Jolene Brackey
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1612494838
ISBN 13: 9781612494838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey Book Review:

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.

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Dr. Roger A. Brumback, MD,Patricia R. Callone, MA, MRE,Connie Kudlacek, BS,Janaan D. Manternach,Barabara C. Vasiloff, MA
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1934559008
ISBN 13: 9781934559000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease Book Review:

An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. That number continues to grow - by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could range from 11.3 million to 16 million. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a devastating disorder of the brain's nerve cells that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to the progression of Alzheimer's and the unique challenges encountered at each stage. Section A: The major part of the book divides the progression of the disease into Stages: the Pre-Clinical Stage; Early-To-Mild Stage, which marks the onset of the disease; Moderate Stage; and the Severe Stage. Hundreds of practical tips geared to coping and compensating at each level of the disease provide support for the affected individual and the caregiver. Section B: A bonus section of questions and answers addresses specific issues caregivers face and give them points to reflect on as they continue the process. Key topics covered include: Legal and financial issues Family Forums in the caregiving process The role of medication at various stages of the disease Helping children understand what is happening to a loved one Handling the holidays and celebrations Making the living environment more stimulating and enjoyable Section C: Lists resources and suggests websites to find additional information about the disease itself as well as related valuable networks. With an abundance of pointers and guidelines for affected individuals, their families, friends and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is essential for all readers who want to focus on the capabilities that remain instead of those that have been lost.

Teaching Dementia Care

Teaching Dementia Care
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2005-04-27
ISBN 10: 1421400766
ISBN 13: 9781421400761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Dementia Care Book Review:

Dementia afflicts millions of Americans and deeply affects the lives of their loved ones. Good care has been proven to have a significant effect on the quality of life of a person with dementia. To ensure good care, staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day-care centers, and providers of home care must be thoroughly and continually trained by qualified and well-prepared professionals. Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day, has created the ultimate teachers' guide for dementia care training. Rich with information and with tools for effective communication between teacher and student, the text supplies instructors with in-depth lessons and includes relevant charts, tables, and handouts, which may be customized to suit specific programs. Good training is the foundation for a confident and competent caregiver and supports the dignity and well-being of persons with dementia and their families. With her unmistakable compassion, humor, and wisdom, Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.

Making Tough Decisions about End of Life Care in Dementia

Making Tough Decisions about End of Life Care in Dementia
Author: Anne Kenny
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1421426684
ISBN 13: 9781421426686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Tough Decisions about End of Life Care in Dementia Book Review:

Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community
Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-09
ISBN 10: 1421420643
ISBN 13: 9781421420646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community Book Review:

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.

Forget Memory

Forget Memory
Author: Anne Davis Basting
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 0801896495
ISBN 13: 9780801896491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forget Memory Book Review:

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.

Eros and Illness

Eros and Illness
Author: David B. Morris
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-02-27
ISBN 10: 0674659716
ISBN 13: 9780674659711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eros and Illness Book Review:

When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into disarray, our routines are interrupted, our beliefs shaken. David Morris offers an unconventional, deeply human exploration of what it means to live with, and live through, disease. He shows how desire—emotions, dreams, stories, romance, even eroticism—plays a crucial part in illness.

Slow Dancing with a Stranger

Slow Dancing with a Stranger
Author: Meryl Comer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0062130838
ISBN 13: 9780062130839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Dancing with a Stranger Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer’s advocate Meryl Comer’s Slow Dancing With a Stranger is a profoundly personal, unflinching account of her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease that serves as a much-needed wake-up call to better understand and address a progressive and deadly affliction. When Meryl Comer’s husband Harvey Gralnick was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 1996, she watched as the man who headed hematology and oncology research at the National Institutes of Health started to misplace important documents and forget clinical details that had once been cataloged encyclopedically in his mind. With harrowing honesty, she brings readers face to face with this devastating condition and its effects on its victims and those who care for them. Detailing the daily realities and overwhelming responsibilities of caregiving, Comer sheds intensive light on this national health crisis, using her personal experiences—the mistakes and the breakthroughs—to put a face to a misunderstood disease, while revealing the facts everyone needs to know. Pragmatic and relentless, Meryl has dedicated herself to fighting Alzheimer’s and raising public awareness. “Nothing I do is really about me; it’s all about making sure no one ends up like me,” she writes. Deeply personal and illuminating, Slow Dancing With a Stranger offers insight and guidance for navigating Alzheimer’s challenges. It is also an urgent call to action for intensive research and a warning that we must prepare for the future, instead of being controlled by a disease and a healthcare system unable to fight it.

Talking to Alzheimer s

Talking to Alzheimer s
Author: Claudia Strauss
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 1608822524
ISBN 13: 9781608822522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking to Alzheimer s Book Review:

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.

Caregiving Both Ways

Caregiving Both Ways
Author: Molly Wisniewski
Publsiher: Mango Media
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 1642506982
ISBN 13: 9781642506983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caregiving Both Ways Book Review:

#1 New Release in Caregiving - Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia When a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they’re just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language. Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she’s mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia. Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care. In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to: Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one Handle difficult medical decisions Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia Readers who turned to Alzheimer’s books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.

Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s

Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s
Author: Lisa Snyder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781934716038
ISBN 13: 1934716030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s Book Review:

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

When Reasoning No Longer Works

When Reasoning No Longer Works
Author: Angel Smits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781941528136
ISBN 13: 1941528139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Reasoning No Longer Works Book Review:

Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. When Reasoning No Longer Works is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.Bulleted lists clearly explain* How to avoid a catastrophic reaction* Specific approaches for aggressive behavior* How to deal with disruptive behaviors* Ways to diminish wandering* What to do when a wanderer is missing* When to look for outside helpYou'll also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer's disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.