A Family Guide to Dementia

Author: Kate Corr
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483586898
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is for the silent army of people who support those living with or affected by dementia. We answer the questions you want to know, like is it ever okay to lie to someone with dementia? What’s the best way to cope with boredom, anger or repitition? How can I keep on caring when nothing seems to go right? So whether you’re just starting out, or already looking after a loved one with dementia, you’ll find all the essential information you need in this down-to-earth little handbook. From dealing with challenging behaviour to sorting out financial and legal issues or searching for answers to tricky, ethical dilemmas, this book from dementia specialists at Unforgettable provides you with much needed advice.

The 36 Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402793
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers

Author: Anne M. Lipton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461441633
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Demenz

Author: Dave Pulsford
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955715779
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

An Unintended Journey

Author: Janet Yagoda Shagam
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616147520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care. The author, an experienced medical and science writer known for her ability to clearly explain complex and emotionally sensitive topics, is also a former family caregiver herself. Using both personal narrative and well-researched, expert-verified content, she guides readers through the often-confusing and challenging world of dementia care. She carefully escorts caregivers through the basics of dementia as a brain disorder, its accompanying behaviors, the procedures used to diagnose and stage the disease, and the legal aspects of providing care for an adult who is no longer competent. She also covers topics not usually included in other books on dementia: family dynamics, caregiver burnout, elder abuse, incontinence, finances and paying for care, the challenges same-sex families face, and coping with the eventuality of death and estate management. Each chapter begins with a real-life vignette taken from the author's personal experience and concludes with "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Worksheets" sections. The FAQs tackle specific issues and situations that often make caregiving such a challenge. The worksheets are a tool to help readers organize, evaluate, and self-reflect. A glossary of terms, an appendix, and references for further reading give readers a command of the vocabulary clinicians use and access to valuable resources. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Validation Techniques for Dementia Care

Author: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932529371
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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.

Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

Author: Karen Watchman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501840
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on the author's first-hand experiences with families, this book provides crucial, accessible information and answers the difficult questions that often arise when a family member with an intellectual disability is diagnosed with dementia. Linking directly to policy and practice in both dementia and intellectual disability care, this book takes an outcome-focussed approach to support short, medium and long-term planning. With a particular emphasis on communication, the author seeks to ensure that families and organisations are able to converse effectively about a relative's health and care. The book looks at how to recognise when changes in the health of a relative with an intellectual disability could indicate the onset of dementia, as well as addressing common concerns surrounding living situations, medication and care plans. Each chapter is structured to identify strategies for support whilst working towards outcomes identified by families as dementia progresses.

The Simplicity of Dementia

Author: Huub Buijssen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103219
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This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours, with particular emphasis on how these are experienced by dementia sufferers themselves. Case examples demonstrate the typical symptoms and progression of dementia, and clear guidance is provided on how to support dementia sufferers at every stage and help them deal with the challenges posed by their condition. Relatives and carers will find this book a source of essential information and encouragement to deal confidently with the difficulties posed by the condition both for people with dementia and those around them.

Dementia Essentials

Author: Jan Hall
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448175577
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, many family members assume new roles as carers, helping their relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. Dementia Essentials is a practical, realistic and reassuring guide to help you and the person with dementia on the journey ahead. Written by a real carer with first-hand experience of the challenges dementia poses, the book is full of essential advice, personal insights and helpful strategies, including: · Thorough explanations of dementia and Alzheimer’s · Advice on medication and getting support from local health professionals · Ideas for encouraging independence, confidence and activity while reducing anxiety, aggression and confusion · Guidance on how to prepare for the future, including legal and financial decisions and choosing a care home · Strategies for coping as a family carer, helping you to feel less alone and more empowered Positive and practical, Dementia Essentials will help you provide and find the best possible care for the person you are supporting.

When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Author: Joy A. Glenner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801881137
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended." -- Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and co-author of The 36-Hour Day