Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia

Author: Robin Rio
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109050
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Music has long been a vital instrument in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. This book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment.

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Author: Joseph Pinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006339
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. Ideal for those working with older people in assisted living or nursing care homes, the book covers initial assessment, setting measurable goals, and evaluating progress; discusses current music therapy techniques; and offers an improved plan of intervention. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to this age group, designing strategies that utilize cognitive, motor, social-emotional, and music skills to the fullest. The book provides useful original music and shows readers how to compose their own songs that relate to the experiences of the group they are working with, emphasizing shared common interests and enjoyment in the moment.

Nicht medikament se Hilfen f r Menschen mit Demenz

Author: Georg Adler
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170274325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Derzeit sind in Deutschland über eine Million Menschen an Demenz erkrankt. Eine Heilung ist bislang nicht möglich, der Erkrankungsverlauf kann durch Medikamente lediglich verzögert werden. Besonders wichtig sind daher nicht-medikamentöse Verfahren, die Patienten und Angehörigen das Leben mit der Erkrankung erleichtern. Dieser kompakte und praxisorientierte Leitfaden bietet einen Überblick über nicht-medikamentöse Hilfen und Therapien, z. B. bei der Bewältigung der Diagnose, im Umgang mit Verhaltensstörungen, zum Gedächtnistraining und zur Entlastung der Angehörigen. Zu jedem Themenbereich wird der Stand der Forschung zusammengefasst und ein klarer Praxisbezug hergestellt. Ärzte sowie Pflegepersonal erhalten viele Anregungen für die Beratung von Patienten und deren Angehörigen.

Singing and Wellbeing

Author: Kay Norton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317578872
Format: PDF, Docs
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Singing and Wellbeing provides evidence that the benefits of a melodious voice go far beyond pleasure, and confirms the importance of singing in optimum health. A largely untapped resource in the health care professions, the singing voice offers rewards that are closer than ever to being fully quantified by advances in neuroscience and psychology. For music, pre-med, bioethics, and medical humanities students, this book introduces the types of ongoing research that connect behaviour and brain function with the musical voice.

An Unintended Journey

Author: Janet Yagoda Shagam
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616147520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Finding the Light in Dementia

Author: Jane M Mullins
Publisher: Duetcare
ISBN: 9781999926809
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Finding the Light in Dementia: a guide for families, friends and caregivers' is an essential book that explains common changes that can occur in those living with dementia. By offering valuable approaches, tips and suggestions interspersed with individuals' stories, the reader can learn to care for and maintain a connection with their loved one (care partner). Whether you're a spouse, partner, daughter, son, sibling, friend or even a parent caring for a loved one living with dementia, this book is for you. Finding the Light in Dementia will help give you more confidence to care by: Supporting you through your partner's diagnosis of dementia Helping you understand what your partner is experiencing Teaching you ways to communicate and connect with each other Helping you make subtle changes to your home to help your partner feel safe and content Introducing practical and creative ways to stimulate memories to help with day to day living Showing you how to create lifestories together Suggesting ways to keep your partner interested and engaged in meaningful activities Providing tips for sleeping, eating and drinking Suggesting ways to help your partner with their appearance and dignity Showing you ways of overcoming the challenges of changing behaviour, reactions and responses Helping reduce the effects of hallucinations, delusions and misperceptions Suggesting ways for you to care for yourself Involving families and friends Giving advice when considering professional care at home and in residential care Knowing how tired and stressed you may feel, 'Finding the Light in Dementia' is written in bite sized chunks that makes it easy to follow. By giving you space to write down any points you would like to make and providing question sheets for you to refer to when speaking with your doctor and/or legal professionals you can make this your personal guide. When following the approaches in this book, you should find that your partner will feel more understood and you will become calmer thereby helping you both find a sense of connection and continue to live well.

The Dementia Concept

Author: Joshua Freitas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692447352
Format: PDF, Docs
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A caregiver's guide to improving life for those with Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia. This book is written primarily for caregivers of individuals with dementia. The information that is presented in this book can benefit anyone who wants to improve their understanding of dementia and the practical ways that we can improve the quality of life of those with dementia. The Dementia Concept is structured in three parts. In Part 1, Understand, you will learn the signs, symptoms, and stages of dementia. This section provides an overview of the ways that those with dementia can maintain a vital connection to the world around them. In Part 2, Connect, you will learn the core principles of connecting to individuals with dementia. Mindful interaction, conversation facilitation, creation of a routine, and the use of music as medicine can have profound impacts. Read examples of the successfulness of these methods. In Part 3, Engage, you will learn to apply The Dementia Concept principles to even more specific events and interactions, and create a schedule to optimize each day. These holistic approaches to care have been repeatedly shown to benefit both individuals with dementia and the people who care for them. "Books that help people!" - Blue Sail Publications, Inc.

Der einarmige Pianist

Author: Oliver W. Sacks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499624254
Format: PDF
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Oliver Sacks ist berühmt für seine brillanten Geschichten, die uns tief in die Welt des menschlichen Geistes und Gehirns führen und unser Verständnis des menschlichen Wesens erweitert haben und dies mit seiner einzigartigen Mischung aus empathischer Erzählkunst, wissenschaftlicher Gelehrsamkeit und dem Blick für das Kuriose. In seinem neuesten Buch erzählt Sacks von Menschen, die nach einer Hirnverletzung ihre Musikalität verlieren, und von anderen, die durch eine solche Verletzung erst Musikalität entwickeln, ja von Musik geradezu besessen sind. Sacks erweist sich wieder als Meister der Menschenbeschreibung und entdeckt an scheinbaren Defekten die besonderen Qualitäten der Menschen wie beim einarmigen Pianisten Paul Wittgenstein, für den die großen Komponisten Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss und Maurice Ravel eigens Stücke für die linke Hand schrieben. Musik, so zeigt Sacks, hat die einzigartige Kraft, das Gehirn in ganz bemerkenswerter und komplexer Weise zu verändern, und wir Menschen sind eine musikalische Spezies nicht nur eine sprachliche. Musik zieht uns unwiderstehlich in ihren Bann.

Strengths Based Therapy

Author: Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321983
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Combining both the theory and practice of strengths-based therapy, Elsie Jones-Smith introduces current and future practitioners to the modern approach of practice—presenting a model for treatment as well as demonstrations in clinical practice across a variety of settings. This highly effective form of therapy supports the idea that clients know best about what has worked and has not worked in their lives, helps them discover positive and effective solutions through their own experiences, and allows therapists to engage their clients in their own therapy. Drawing from cutting-edge research in neuroscience, positive emotions, empowerment, and change, Strengths-Based Therapy helps readers understand how to get their clients engaged as active participants in treatment.

Demenz

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