A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

Author: Ellen Woodward Potts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615497808
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The book is the place to turn for initial information and perspective on Alzheimer's disease, and to return for practical advice as problems arise. Most importantly, however, it dispels the sense of hopelessness families may feel by providing steps to maximize the enjoyment of life for the person with Alzheimer's disease." --- Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN; 2009 - 2011 President, American Academy of Neurology

Dr Ruth s Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

Author: Ruth Karola Westheimer
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610351363
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1937, this woodworking classic reveals a fascinating look into the social structure of a 19th-century English town and a carpenter's place in it. Encapsulating a time prior to power tools and mass production, when woodworkers made virtually everything, Walter Rose writes eloquently on a number of topics, including running a country business; the carpenter's shop; working on a farm, new home, and windmill; undertaking; and furniture repairs. Manifesting the importance of skill and the attitudes of the craftsman to his tools and work, this book will be of great interest to any.

When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Author: Joy A. Glenner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801898668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The result is a guide that integrates the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it.

The Dementia Caregiver

Author: Marc E. Agronin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231920
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.

Finding Joy in Alzheimer s

Author: Marie Marley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781512321975
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here's a hope-filled book about Alzheimer's caregiving. It was written by Marie Marley, PhD - a well-known author on dementia issues - and neurologist Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, both experts on caregiving. With a Foreword by Maria Shriver, this groundbreaking volume will give you hope in the midst of the darkness of Alzheimer's and other dementias. You can come to terms with your loved one's condition and free yourself to experience joyous interactions. Part I covers a variety of issues, such as the authors' belief that people with Alzheimer's can still enjoy life, how to overcome denial, five especially difficult situations, the role of grief on the journey to acceptance, and letting go of resentment through making peace with God. In Part II the authors provide 55 helpful tips for visiting people with Alzheimer's. Part III consists of numerous short stories illustrating the authors' joyous interactions with their loved ones. The stories will warm your heart and light your way along the path to achieving true joy.

Through the Seasons

Author: Cynthia R. Green
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801888441
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through the Seasons includes an introduction with instructions for family and professional caregivers as well as a resources section at the end of the book.

Failure Free Activities for the Alzheimer s Patient

Author: Carmel Sheridan
Publisher: Dell Books
ISBN: 9780440506058
Format: PDF
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Designed to enhance the well-being and raise the quality of life for Alzheimer's sufferers, a helpful resource introduces a range of activities to help patients relieve boredom, raise self-esteem, reduce isolation, and heighten remaining abilities. Original.

Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Marc E. Agronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135074739
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working with the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease can be a major challenge for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental-health professionals. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc on the patient, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted period of anguish and anxiety for the patient’s family. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of experience as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently useful resource for psychiatrists and others who treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Now in its third edition, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias uses concise and clear language to outline the symptoms, effects and treatments used to combat the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias likely to be suffered by older patients. Enriched by case studies from his own clinical practice, Dr. Agronin creates a volume full of humanity, insight, and knowledge that is sure to inform and improve the habits and methods of any clinician who deals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Author: Daniel Kaplan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199336962
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Second Edition of the Handbook addresses the evolving interdisciplinary health care context and the broader social work practice environment, as well as advances in the knowledge base which guides social work service delivery in health and aging. This includes recent enhancements in the theories of gerontology, innovations in clinical interventions, and major developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services. In addition, the policy reforms of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act set in motion a host of changes in the United States healthcare system with potentially profound implications for the programs and services which provide care to older adults and their families. In this volume, the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars address a variety of populations that social workers serve, and the arenas in which they practice, followed by detailed recommendations of best practices for an array of physical and mental health conditions. The volume's unprecedented attention to diversity, health care trends, and implications for practice, research, policy make the publication a major event in the field of gerontological social work. This is a Must-Read for all social work social work educators, practitioners, and students interested in older adults and their families.

The Forgetting

Author: David Shenk
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400075580
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A powerfully engaging, scrupulously researched, and deeply empathetic narrative of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, how it affects us, and the search for a cure. Afflicting nearly half of all people over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americans a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones. It was once minimized and misunderstood as forgetfulness in the elderly, but Alzheimer’s is now at the forefront of many medical and scientific agendas, for as the world’s population ages, the disease will touch the lives of virtually everyone. David Shenk movingly captures the disease’s impact on its victims and their families, and he looks back through history, explaining how Alzheimer’s most likely afflicted such figures as Jonathan Swift, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Willem de Kooning. The result is a searing and graceful account of Alzheimer’s disease, offering a sobering, compassionate, and ultimately encouraging portrait.