Living Your Best with Early stage Alzheimer s

Author: Lisa Snyder
Publisher: Sunrise River Press
ISBN: 1934716189
Format: PDF
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Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's when symptoms are only mild. New drugs are under investigation to help slow progression of the disease, and there is hope on the horizon for more effective treatments to keep the disease at bay. Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease. This book fills an enormous void by providing a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, strategies for easier communication, participating in research and clinical trials, and much more. This book is a working guide to help the person with Alzheimer's feel empowered to move forward in life in light of this challenging diagnosis.

Autism Causes Prevention and Treatment

Author: John J Cannell, MD
Publisher: Sunrise River Press
ISBN: 1934716464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Autism affects 1 in every 68 American newborns. Cases of autism are increasing at a rate of 12% every year and families spend up to $100,000 per year to manage this disease; lifetime expenses may exceed $3 million per sufferer. What has changed to cause this rapid rise in the incidence of autism spectrum disorder? Who’s the most susceptible? And what can be done about it? In this truly groundbreaking work, autism researcher John Cannell, MD, provides the most comprehensive and compelling explanation to date regarding the causes, prevention strategies, and treatment protocols that, in many cases, reverse autistic symptoms. Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, draws on decades of research to make the strong case that vitamin D is very important in preventing autism and that high doses of vitamin D can be quite successful in treating some people with an autism spectrum disorder. He provides a thorough explanation of the relationship between autism and vitamin D, dispels many of the existing theories related to causes of autism, and presents a solid foundation for a revolutionary new approach to preventing and treating autism. Also included is a thorough discussion about obtaining safe levels of vitamin D through supplementation, sunlight, and diet. Heartwarming and encouraging case studies round out this innovative new book.

The Last Marathon

Author: Ron Buerkle
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1642140880
Format: PDF
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The Last Marathon is the author’s experience of his descent into memory loss and his triumphs during his courageous battle back. His story highlights his positive attitude and his “can do” approach to overcoming obstacles he faced not only throughout his life but during his battle with Alzheimer’s. The book chronicles Alzheimer’s as Ron’s final challenge, which he visualizes as the ultimate race—his last marathon. Even though he understands he will lose the war, he continues to win many battles. This humorous, uplifting, and inspirational story encompasses the many successes as well as embraces the dark side of his race against this disease. The author’s incentive for writing the book is to encourage, support, and educate others and their families during their own race to the finish line. The Last Marathon includes the training techniques and lifestyle changes Ron applies to his daily routine. He and his doctors feel strongly these strategies are what have contributed to the disease’s slow progression and Ron’s continued high functioning despite his having virtually no memory.

Fast Facts for Dementia Care

Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826120377
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer s

Author: Dede Bonner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416560858
Format: PDF
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A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the 10 Best Questions™ more important than after the life-altering diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice given by experts from the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center for Aging -- as well as personal stories from caretakers, including television star and activist Linda Dano and nationally syndicated columnist Harriet Cole -- The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's is a guide you'll take with you to your doctor's office and keep close at hand as your loved one progresses from the initial diagnosis through all the stages of the disease. In addition to the medical questions, you'll also learn what you need to ask your spouse or parent; questions to assess home safety issues, driving skills, and home care; and how to care for your own emotional, legal, and financial health. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's shows you and your family how to move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate -- for yourself and for your loved one.

A Look Inside Alzheimer s

Author: Marjorie N. Allen
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617051470
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.

Alzheimer s from the Inside Out

Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? The author provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, communication difficulties, changes in relationships with loved ones and friends, the declining ability to perform familiar tasks. This exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.

Living Well After an Alzheimer s Diagnosis

Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429959002
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Previously published as part of THE ALZHEIMER'S ACTION PLAN. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds, with millions more at risk. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, families don't know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions. Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis tells you the truth about Alzheimer's treatment, living well with early-stage Alzheimer's, finding peace of mind during the middle years, and answers the 40 most common questions. Clear, compassionate, and empowering, Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis is a must-read.

The Alzheimer s Action Plan

Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429934727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is it really Alzheimer's? How to find out and intervene early to maintain the highest quality of life "Most of us will either get Alzheimer's or care for a loved one who has. This action plan can empower you to make a difference."---Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Alzheimer's is a disease affecting more than five million Americans, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds. Millions more are worried or at risk due to mild memory loss or family history. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, many people with memory loss and their families---and even their doctors---don't know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions. Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, this groundbreaking book tells you everything you need to know, including: · The best tests to determine if this is---or is not---Alzheimer's disease · The most (and least) effective medical treatments · Coping with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages · Gaining access to the latest clinical trials · Understanding the future of Alzheimer's Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimer's Action Plan is the first book that anyone dealing with mild memory loss or early Alzheimer's must-read in order to preserve the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

How to Live Well with Early Alzheimer s

Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429939324
Format: PDF, ePub
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• Comprehensive, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of early Alzheimer's • Learn about the latest therapies, safest medications, and most effective alternatives • How to help manage and prevent memory loss through proper diet, vitamins, herbs, and simple lifestyle changes • How to sharpen your mental skills with brain-boosting exercises • How to improve, retain, and extend the quality of your life for years to come • PLUS vital new information on the controversial role of hormones in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease