Better Living With Dementia

Author: Laura N. Gitlin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128119292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies highlights evidence-based best practices for improving the lives of patients with dementia. It presents the local and global challenges of these patients, also coupling foundational knowledge with specific strategies to overcome these challenges. The book examines the trajectory of the disease, offers stage-appropriate practices and strategies to improve quality of life, provides theoretical and practical frameworks that inform on ways to support and care for individuals living with dementia, includes evidence-based recommendations for research, and details global examples of care approaches that work. Weaves research evidence and theories with practical know-how. Identifies support strategies for home, community, and health care settings. Provides stage-appropriate strategies relative to dementia severity. Summarizes dementia pathology, diagnosis, and progression. Considers the changing needs of both the individual with dementia and family and formal caregivers. Offers evidence-informed recommendations for research, practice, policy, and how to make things better at home, in the community, in healthcare and service settings, and through national policies. Provides local and global exemplars of what works. Provides case vignettes to illustrate key points with real examples. Contains brief conversations with national and international experts.

Living Better with Dementia

Author: Shibley Rahman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500623
Format: PDF
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What do national dementia strategies, constantly evolving policy and ongoing funding difficulties mean for people living well with dementia? Adopting a broad and inclusive approach, Shibley Rahman presents a thorough critical analysis of existing dementia policy, and tackles head-on current and controversial topics at the forefront of public and political debate, such as diagnosis in primary care, access to services for marginalised groups, stigma and discrimination, integrated care, personal health budgets, personalised medicine and the use of GPS tracking. Drawing on a wealth of diverse research, and including voices from all reaches of the globe, he identifies current policy challenges for living well with dementia, and highlights pockets of innovation and good practice to inform practical solutions for living better with dementia in the future. A unique and cohesive account of where dementia care practice and policy needs to head, and why, and how this can be achieved, this is crucial reading for dementia care professionals, service commissioners, public health officials and policy makers, as well as academics and students in these fields.

raumverloren

Author: Eckhard Feddersen
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3038210854
Format: PDF, Docs
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Demenz stellt eine große Herausforderung dar – für den Einzelnen wie für die Gesellschaft. Derzeit leben weltweit mehr als 35 Millionen Menschen mit Demenz, und diese Zahl wird sich bis 2050 voraussichtlich verdoppeln. Eine solche Entwicklung betrifft auch die Architektur und den Städtebau, denn Menschen mit Demenz können sich oft schwer orientieren und nehmen Räume verändert wahr. Wie sehen Wohnungen, öffentliche Gebäude, Außenräume, Quartiere und Städte aus, wie die Infrastruktur und Umweltgestaltung, die den Anforderungen von Menschen mit Demenz und ihren Betreuern gerecht werden sollen? Welche Bedeutung erlangen hierbei sinnlich erfahrbare Elemente wie Licht, Farbe oder Akustik? Und nicht zuletzt: Kann die Beschäftigung mit Demenz auch eine Chance sein, ein neues Verständnis von Raum zu entwickeln, das der Architektur und dem Bauen insgesamt und damit allen Menschen zugute kommt? Diesen Fragen geht das Buch umfassend in Fachbeiträgen nach, die für ihre verschiedenen Disziplinen die spezifischen Anforderungen herausarbeiten. Daneben zeigt es anhand von internationalen Projekten konkrete Lösungen auf. Das Buch richtet sich an sämtliche an Entwurf und Planung Beteiligte − Architekten, Innenarchitekten, Ingenieure, Stadtplaner, Kommunen, Bauherren sowie die Nutzer selbst: Menschen mit Demenz, ihre Angehörigen und ihr soziales Umfeld.

Demenz

Author: Dave Pulsford
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955715779
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Mein Leben ohne Gestern

Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783785760161
Format: PDF
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Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und etwas doch bleibt.

Dancing with Dementia

Author: Christine Bryden
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420955
Format: PDF, ePub
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Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. Christine Bryden makes an outspoken attempt to change prevailing attitudes and misconceptions about the disease. Arguing for greater empowerment and respect for people with dementia as individuals, she also reflects on the importance of spirituality in her life and how it has helped her better understand who she is and who she is becoming. Dancing with Dementia is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.

First Steps to Living with Dementia

Author: Simon Atkins
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745955568
Format: PDF
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What is dementia? Is it the same as Alzheimer's? What symptoms should you look out for? Where can you go to find help? What treatments are available? In this short but comprehensive introduction, Dr Simon Atkins clears away the myths, and sets out the facts about this increasingly common condition. Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, First Steps to living with Dementia will advise you about how it is diagnosed, conventional medical treatments and alternative remedies, the social and financial support available, and the lifestyle changes that can help prevent it.

Person centred Dementia Care

Author: Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103370
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explaining the four key areas of person-centred care for people with dementia, Dawn Brooker provides a fresh definition to the important ideas that underpin the implementation and practice of dealing with this issue.

I m Still Here

Author: John Zeisel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748118101
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The unfortunate popular perception is that when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, they are immediately lost to themselves, to those who love them and to those they love. In I'M STILL HERE, John Zeisel shows how you can connect with someone through the fog of dementia and build a relationship with the person within. This groundbreaking book focuses on connecting with Alzheimer's sufferers through the abilities that don't diminish over the course of the disease, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other approaches to treatment, this book demonstrates how it is possible to offer sufferers a quality of life with a connection to others and to the world around them.

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142142066X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Life changes dramatically for the entire family when the decision is made to move a person who has dementia from home to community care. Rachael Wonderlin, a gerontologist, dementia care expert, and popular dementia care blogger, helps caregivers cope with the difficult behaviors, emotions, and anxieties that both they and their loved one may experience. Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the ‘easy way out’ by choosing a dementia care community," she writes. "You are still going to deal with a lot of challenging behaviors, concerns, and questions regarding your loved one’s care." When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as: · How do I choose a place for my loved one to live?· What can I find out by visiting a candidate memory-care community twice?· What do I do if my loved one asks about going home?· How can I improve the quality of my visits?· What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff?· How can I cope with my loved one’s sundowning?· What do I do if my loved one starts a romantic relationship with another resident? An indispensable book for family members and friends of people with dementia, When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.