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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 Author Jolene Brackey
ISBN-10 9781557534620
Release 2007
Pages 331
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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 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.



The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day Author Nancy L. Mace
ISBN-10 9781421422244
Release 2017-04-23
Pages 416
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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide. -- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health



A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease Large Print 16pt

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease  Large Print 16pt Author Patricia R. Callone
ISBN-10 9781458757340
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 168
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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.



Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey Author Jolene Brackey
ISBN-10 9781557537607
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 376
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Revision of: Creating moments of joy for the person with Alzheimer's or dementia. 2007. 4th ed.



Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia Author Robin Rio
ISBN-10 1846427258
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 144
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For people with dementia, the world can become a lonely and isolated place. Music has long been a vital instrument in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. Connecting through Music with People with Dementia explains how a caregiver can learn to use melody or rhythm to connect with someone who may be otherwise non-responsive, and how memories can be stimulated by music that resonates with a part of someone's past. This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and more meaningful interaction with people with dementia. The book provides practical advice on using music with people with dementia, and includes a songbook suggesting a range of popular song choices and a chapter focusing on the importance of caregivers looking after themselves as well as the people they care for. Suitable for both family and professional caregivers with no former experience of music therapy, and for music therapy students and entry level professionals, this accessible book will lay bare the secrets of music therapy to all.



Inside Alzheimer s

Inside Alzheimer s Author Nancy D. Pearce
ISBN-10 0978829913
Release 2011
Pages 328
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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.



There s Still a Person in There

There s Still a Person in There Author Michael Castleman
ISBN-10 0399526358
Release 2000
Pages 370
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Provides Alzheimer's patients and their families with information on the latest medical advances and offers guidance.



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.



A Dignified Life

A Dignified Life Author Virginia Bell, MSW
ISBN-10 9780757316661
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 336
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More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. By the year 2030, experts estimate that as many as 66 million people around the world will be faced with this life-altering disease. Unfortunately, these staggering statistics impact millions of caregivers, too. Compared with all types of caregivers, those who assist someone with dementia experience the highest levels of burnout, depression, poor health, and premature death. A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded offers hope and help with a proven approach. Ten years ago, the first edition of A Dignified Life changed the way the caregiving community approached Alzheimer's disease by showing caregivers how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding positive ways to interact even as mental abilities declined. Firmly grounded in the latest knowledge about the progression and treatment of dementia, this expanded edition offers a wealth of immediately usable tips and new problem-solving advice. It incorporates practical ideas for therapeutic activities—including the latest brain-fitness exercises—stimulate the brain while adding structure, meaning, and context to daily routines. With new stories and examples as well as an updated resources section, A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded gives caregivers the support and advice they need to be successful and inspired in their demanding roles. While medical treatment of the disease hasn't changed in the past ten years, our understanding and awareness of treating people in a more caring way has changed substantially. With no cure on the immediate horizon, respectful care by effective and compassionate care partners is the only real "treatment" available to people with dementia. The Best FriendsTM Approach is successful because it sustains people's connection to their world, their loved ones, and themselves. It's a universal program which has been embraced by professional and family caregivers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. In its revised form, A Dignified Life offers caregivers an antidote to the burnout and frustration that often accompanies the role of caring for a person with Alzheimer's and dementia. Rather than struggling through a series of frustrations and failures, A Dignified Life shows the new generation care partners how to bring dignity, meaning, and peace of mind to the lives of both those who have Alzheimer's and dementia and those who care for them.



The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer s Family

The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer s Family Author Robert B. Santulli, MD
ISBN-10 9781611687453
Release 2015-03-22
Pages 248
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Alzheimer's disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning. The disease profoundly affects immediate family members, close friends, and neighbors. These people - the Alzheimer's family - undergo tremendous psychological and emotional change as they witness the cruel and relentless progression of the disease in their loved one. Incorporating over thirty years of experience with Alzheimer's patients and their families with current medical knowledge, the authors chart the complex emotional journey of the Alzheimer's family from the onset of the disease through the death of the loved one. They discuss the anger that rises in the face of discordant views of the disease, the defenses that emerge when family members are unwilling to accept a dementia diagnosis, and the common emotions of anxiety, guilt, anger, and shame. They focus especially on grief as the core response to losing a loved one to dementia, and describe the difficult processes of adaptation and acceptance, which lead to personal growth. Final chapters emphasize the importance of establishing a care community and how to understand and cope with personal stress. This volume will be useful to medical professionals and ordinary people close to or caring for a person with dementia.



Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade Author Gary D. Chapman
ISBN-10 9780802494412
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 240
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Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.



The Spectrum of Hope

The Spectrum of Hope Author Gayatri Devi
ISBN-10 9781523500581
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 256
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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.



Singing in the Rain Weathering the Storm of Dementia with Humor Love and Patience

Singing in the Rain   Weathering the Storm of Dementia with Humor  Love  and Patience Author Vicky Ruppert
ISBN-10 1489598596
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 376
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"Two caregivers recount their husbands' last 3 years with dementia, and act as each other's support through the disease. Although they come from different generations, these women form a bond through the exchange of emails and journal entries chronicling their day to day challenges"--Back cover.



When Caring Takes Courage Alzheimer s Dementia At a Glance Guide for Family Caregivers

When Caring Takes Courage   Alzheimer s Dementia  At a Glance Guide for Family Caregivers Author Mara Botonis
ISBN-10 1478768762
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 248
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Top Tips for Common Care Challenges. . . From helping your loved one live well with Alzheimer's/dementia to the secrets of capable caregiving, these easy to implement ideas give you a head start on creating the best possible day. When it comes to Alzheimer's and dementia care, the only thing predictable about the experience is that it's unpredictable. The more ideas and approaches you have, the better your chances are you'll find something that works well you. Get hundreds of insider tips from healthcare professionals and benefit from the experience of countless family caregivers that have already walked the path that you are on. Loving someone that is struggling with cognitive impairment can be a heartbreaking and rewarding journey while navigating through tough times together. This guide serves as a constant companion in the hopes of making your travels a little easier and a lot less lonely. "Mara's book, When Caring Takes Courage, is absolutely fabulous! Few books on dementia are as jammed packed with realistic tools people dealing with the disease can use immediately." Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks, Recognized by Sharecare and Dr. Oz. as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's. "This is one of the most comprehensive, compassionate and informative resources available for the caregivers of people who have Alzheimer's and other dementias. Mara Botonis has done an outstanding job and her passion for helping others is self-evident on every page." Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, Neurologist, a Maria Shriver's Architect of Change, Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics, LLC. "As a Certified Dementia Consultant who has worked with hundreds of families dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's and other dementias for a decade, what do I like about this book? A WHOLE LOT!! Mara has taken years of knowledge and experience, and hours and hours of research and compiled it into an understandable, and mo



When a Family Member Has Dementia

When a Family Member Has Dementia Author Susan McCurry
ISBN-10 0275985741
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 166
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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.



The Best Friends Staff

The Best Friends Staff Author Virginia Bell
ISBN-10 1878812637
Release 2001
Pages 272
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The Best Friends approach to Alzheimer's care improves the quality of life not only for clients with Alzheimer's disease but also for the staff providing care. Readers can hear stories and ideas from real staff in facilities worldwide who are already implementing the Best Friends approach with their residents.