A Family Guide to Dementia

Author: Kate Corr
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483586898
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is for the silent army of unpaid carers who support people living with 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? Written by dementia specialists at Unforgettable, this book has been created with an understanding of what carers and people with dementia go through, as the company's founder explains: 'I know how hard it is to care for a loved one with dementia,' says James Ashwell. 'My mum was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in her fifties and I cared for her for five long years. At times, I felt completely overwhelmed. Looking after her wasn’t only physically and emotionally draining, it was also isolating. I often felt very lonely. 'However, having spoken to hundreds of people since then I realise I wasn’t alone at all. Not only do we all experience the same kind of feelings — namely fear, guilt, worry, exhaustion and sadness — we also experience many of the same practical challenges too. That’s why I founded Unforgettable and why we’ve compiled this book for anyone affected by dementia — carers, family members or friends. 'This is the book I wish I’d had. It’s designed to help you with all aspects of daily life, to offer you some new ideas based on experience, and to remind you that you’re doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.' 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 provides you with much needed advice.

Validation Techniques for Dementia Care

Author: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932529371
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The 36 Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422239
Format: PDF, Docs
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The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers

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

Dementia Essentials

Author: Jan Hall
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448175577
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

the click guide to dementia

Author: Shirley Ayres
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326812246
Format: PDF, Docs
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The click guide to dementia has been developed to help people living with dementia, their family, carers and professionals working in this area to make use of the fantastic resources which are already available across the whole spectrum of needs today. We believe it is important to bring all of this information together in a single place. The guide lists more than a hundred of these resources.

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.

The Simplicity of Dementia

Author: Huub Buijssen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103219
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

What If It s Not Alzheimer s

Author: Gary Radin
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616149698
Format: PDF
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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.

Coping with Behavior Change in Dementia

Author: Beth Spencer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692385449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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[Content] All about the authors; Introduction; Talking with your relative; Becoming a detective: problem solving; The 4 A's: anxiety, anxiety, anger, and aggression; Why won't she take a bath; Taking the stress out of dressing; Eating; Mouth care; When you gotta go: helping a relative in the bathroom; Over and over again: repetitive behaviors; There's no place like home: when your relative wants to go home; Walking, pacing, wandering, or exercising; When you don't see things the same way: paranoia, delusions and hallucinations; And hours to go before we sleep: sleep and sundowning; Physical intimacy and sexual behavior; Glossary; Resources.