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Adapting to Alzheimer s

Adapting to Alzheimer s Author Sherry Lynn Harris
ISBN-10 1499539401
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 237
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True life examples provide hope, guidance, and inspiration in “Adapting to Alzheimer's" - Support for When Your Parent Becomes Your Child. Empowering caregivers by providing must-have information, tools, and encouragement, it also gives ideas for adapting that can reduce stress and create joy. Sherry Lynn Harris details immediately useful advice as someone who has been there and knows from experience how to support a loved one through the disease's various stages. She poignantly describes how she cared for her mother for 18 years, discovering many innovative ideas, including ways to help caregivers cope emotionally. Ethical questions are explored, such as remuneration and resuscitation, as well as many suggestions on how to create fun playful moments. This guidebook can sustain the caregiver through many difficult issues including: Recognizing warning signals; Simplifying the environment to safely remain at home as long as possible; Putting financial and legal affairs in order; Evaluating when a move is necessary; Taking the car keys away; Using play and music to keep the brain active; and Calming ideas to avoid aggression. Easily understood descriptions of scientific studies describe what can be done to encourage brain health in those with Alzheimer's disease (AD), such as the positive effects of listening to music, and the benefits of dancing. This book offers many ways to provide support to your loved one with Alzheimer's, not only advising what can be done at each stage, but explaining how to do it. This is particularly helpful in areas which may be new to you, such as the financial steps that need to be taken or end-of-life issues. This book sustains the caregiver through every stage of the AD experience, preparing them for what can be expected and providing ideas for adapting, making their job tremendously easier. A portion of each book sold is sent to the Alzheimer's Association in gratitude.



When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child Author Ken Abraham
ISBN-10 9780849949944
Release 2012-10-29
Pages 256
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At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother's changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life—and his familiy's—forever. "How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, still sitting right in front of you, talking with you, smiling at you—and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?" According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. That's one in eight older Americans. More than likely, that figure includes someone you know and love. As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition, New York Times best-selling writer Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved. When Your parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family's journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease. Dont let this catch you by surprise—be informed before you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. This book can help.



Understanding Alzheimer s

Understanding Alzheimer s Author Prof Ralph Martins
ISBN-10 9781743289518
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 352
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Understanding Alzheimer's is a practical guide for the hundreds of thousands of Australians dealing with this extremely challenging condition. Each week, 1500 Australians are diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a dementia-related illness. This timely book answers many of the common questions asked by carers, patients and the public, including: · How is Alzheimer's diagnosed? · Is it possible to prevent and/or slow down the disease? · What are the risk factors for contracting Alzheimer's? · What are the best current treatments, and what is the research telling us about new treatments? · How can diet, physical activity and mental exercise be used to help manage the disease? · What are the emotional and legal issues around caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Drawing on some of Australia's top experts in the field, and containing numerous personal stories and a section on where to get help, this guide offers the best and latest medical information as well as compassionate and reassuring advice for those whose lives are affected by Alzheimer's.



Unforgettable Journey

Unforgettable Journey Author Anne P. Hill
ISBN-10 9781450241779
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 116
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"There are many books written about Alzheimer's disease. The concise nature and easy readability of this book will make it an effective tool for family members with a parent who has dementia. The upbeat nature and 'Tips' section at the end of each chapter helps the book read in much the same way that a supportive conversation with a friend would be to the reader. I heartily recommend this book to the adult children of my patients with Alzheimer's disease."-Kevin R. Smith, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, director of Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland For adult children of parents struggling with Alzheimer's disease, finding useful tips and suggestions for dealing with everyday challenges can be difficult. "Unforgettable Journey: Tips to Survive Your Parent's Alzheimer's Disease" provides an easy-to-read, concise compellation of author Anne P. Hill's experiences coping with her mother's illness. Hill details the specific methods she used to understand and manage the daily trials of caring for her mother. Broken down into small chapters, Hill focuses on each step of the Alzheimer's journey and offers a compassionate, intimate, and insightful glimpse into the life of those who suffer from Alzheimer's-both patient and caretaker. ------ Illustrations by Jane Zwinger An audio book of Unforgettable Journey: Tips to Survive Your Parent’s Alzheimer’s Disease is available from the author at http://www.luminsong.com/unforgettable/>



Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease Author Elizabeth Thomason Hall
ISBN-10 0789008726
Release 2000
Pages 149
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In Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease: A Christian Perspective, pastors and caregivers will discover a journal-like account of a daughter's initial difficulties in dealing with her mother's increasing dementia. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with senile dementia. This book provides comfort as well as support and an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer's disease.



Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s Author Joanne Koenig Coste
ISBN-10 0618485171
Release 2004
Pages 240
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A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.



Measure of the Heart

Measure of the Heart Author Mary Ellen Geist
ISBN-10 9780446537919
Release 2008-08-13
Pages 240
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Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different set of priorities: to be guided by her heart, not by outside accomplishment and recognition. The New York Times wrote a front page story on Mary Ellen on Thanksgiving 2005. It was one of the most e-mailed stories for the month. Through her own story and through interviews with doctors and other women who've followed the "Daughter Track"--leaving a job to care for an aging parent--Geist offers emotional insights on how to encourage interaction with the loved one you're caring for; how to determine daily tasks that are achievable and rewarding; how the personality of the patient affects the caregiving and the progression of the diseases; as well as invaluable advice about how caregivers can take care of themselves while accomplishing the Herculean task of constantly caring for others. Geist's years in journalism allow her to report on Boomers' caretaking dilemmas with professional objectivity, and her warm voice brings compassion and insight to one of the most difficult stituations a son or daughter may face during his or her life.



Talking to Alzheimer s

Talking to Alzheimer s Author Claudia Strauss
ISBN-10 9781608822522
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 192
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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.



Elder Rage

Elder Rage Author Jacqueline Marcell
ISBN-10 0967970318
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 346
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The author chronicles her experiences caring for her frail mother and difficult father and offers advice for caregivers on how to handle elderly parents who refuse to cooperate or demonstrate aggressive behavior.



Pathways

Pathways Author Kae Hammond
ISBN-10 9781432781286
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 226
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Possibly the best rescue plan you've ever read.If you are caring for someone with Alzheimers Disease or Related Dementias,PathwaysPathwaysPathways"You have straightened out the curves and turns and false roads of the family caregiver maze. Accurate, useful, dependable, relevant, and reliable. You have done a yeoman's job and all of us who care for a person with dementia will be better for your efforts. PathwaysContact Us:For more information or immediate assistance, contact us at (877) 699-3456 or visit www.dementiahelpcenter.com



Alzheimer s Workbook Holistic Health and Problem Solving for Everyday Care

Alzheimer s Workbook  Holistic Health and Problem Solving for Everyday Care Author Elizabeth Cochran
ISBN-10 9780578025988
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 230
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The Alzheimer's Workbook is an in-depth, easy to use guide to help caregivers track, document and understand the behaviors of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia disorders. * Helps caregivers track the Alzheimer's person through the 3 stages of the disease. * Space for notes to chronicle the progression of the disease. * Hundreds of practical, common sense problem solving suggestions to ease the stress of both caregivers and the person with Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Workbook was written by Elizabeth Cochran, a home health nurse and case manager with a Masters Degree in Health Education who cared for her mother-in-law for four years in her home.



A Son s Handbook

A Son s Handbook Author Stephen W. Hoag, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781462408429
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 139
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A Son’s Handbook is the ten-year journey of a son as he cared for his mother with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Compelled by the love for his mother, author Stephen W. Hoag provides a tender, dramatic and often humorous account of the unforgettable years he shared with his mother as they faced the difficulties associated with her disease. His chronicled anecdotes and articulated moments will bring comfort to family members and care givers who must complete the daily tasks and overcome the obstacles accompanying the care of those afflicted with this illness. There are approximately five million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia and the vast majority of these people rely on family members - particularly sons and daughters - for their care. There is no vaccine or procedure that will cure this disease that first takes the mind and then takes the body. Our only weapon against its ravages is love. To be sure, one of the greatest manifestations and demonstrations of love that a person may experience in life is the caring for a parent with this infirmity. Each experience described in this personal account led Stephen Hoag to write a “Son’s Rule” at the end of each chapter, a fitting approach to being forever positive and insightful in moments of great challenge.



The Theft of Memory

The Theft of Memory Author Jonathan Kozol
ISBN-10 9780804140980
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 320
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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father’s life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia. Dr. Harry Kozol was born in Boston in 1906. Classically trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, he was an unusually intuitive clinician with a special gift for diagnosing interwoven elements of neurological and psychiatric illnesses in highly complicated and creative people. “One of the most intense relationships of his career,” his son recalls, “was with Eugene O’Neill, who moved to Boston in the last years of his life so my father could examine him and talk with him almost every day.” At a later stage in his career, he evaluated criminal defendants including Patricia Hearst and the Boston Strangler, Albert H. DeSalvo, who described to him in detail what was going through his mind while he was killing thirteen women. But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor’s public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry’s verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him. “Somehow,” the author says, “all those hours that we spent trying to fathom something that he wanted to express, or summon up a vivid piece of seemingly lost memory that still brought a smile to his eyes, left me with a deeper sense of intimate connection with my father than I’d ever felt before.” Lyrical and stirring, The Theft of Memory is at once a tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century. From the Hardcover edition.



Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant Author Roz Chast
ISBN-10 9781620406380
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 240
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet†?-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.



I Love You Who Are You

I Love You    Who Are You Author Along The Way Press
ISBN-10 0984598995
Release 2011-10-27
Pages 288
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I Love You Who Are You has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from I Love You Who Are You also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full I Love You Who Are You book for free.



Alzheimer s from the Inside Out

Alzheimer s from the Inside Out Author Richard Taylor
ISBN-10 PSU:000059189442
Release 2007
Pages 255
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Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? The author provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, communication difficulties, changes in relationships with loved ones and friends, the declining ability to perform familiar tasks. This exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.



What If It s Not Alzheimer s

What If It s Not Alzheimer s Author Gary Radin
ISBN-10 9781616149697
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 444
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Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of “other” dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer’s dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer’s disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration.