Managing Alzheimer s and Dementia Behaviors Health Care Edition

Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478770893
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Helping Caregivers become Dementia Friendly. . . The primary purpose of this Health Care Edition of, "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behavior" is to assist both "Healthcare Professionals" and "Family Caregivers" alike in providing the best care possible to those living with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. No less important, however, is another objective; for the information contained within these pages to be a catalyst in creating a better understanding on managing behaviors and proper ways to communicate with our patients and loved ones. We are also hoping that this shared knowledge will help build a better bridge of communication between professional caregivers and the family members caring for those living with dementia. Communication between these two factions is paramount. It is our hope that this book will be read individually or in groups, discussed openly and, after putting some of the tips now learned into practice, discussed again. Always remember, each patient is unique, but at the same time, the disease can often be manageable with the use of common sense, diligence and, most importantly, with love. The ultimate goal is to make sure those with dementia are getting the best quality of life, for this is truly the best scenario for both parties involved. We need to educate all hospitals and health care communities to become dementia-friendly.

Managing Alzheimer s and Dementia Behaviors

Author: Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781478718239
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Gary Joseph LeBlanc writes a weekly column "Common Sense Caregiving" which appears in the Hernando Today, a Tampa Tribune publication. His writings offer insight and hope through his own 3,000 plus days of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory-impaired.

Behaviors in Dementia

Author: Mary Kaplan
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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In Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management, leading experts in the field of Alzheimer's care spotlight the latest preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff-training methods being developed to manage the often-challenging behaviors associated with dementia in long-term care settings. Emphasizing a person-centered philosophy of care, this state-of-the-art resource covers a broad spectrum of behavioral domains, including: activity planning, bathing, feeding, family interventions, sexuality, innovations in behavior management and more! Nursing home administrators and directors of nursing, as well as social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists will find an abundance of practical training tools and innovative programming options in this single volume.

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Robert C. Green
Publisher: Professional Communications
ISBN: 1884735967
Format: PDF
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Differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and delirium, diagnostic tests in differential diagnosis, and identifying underlying conditions that can cause dementia are discussed. Covers drugs to treat cognitive symptoms, managment of agitation and behavioral symptoms, patient management, and support services.

Caregiver Survival 101 Strategies to Manage Problematic Behaviors Presented in Individuals with Dementia

Author: Lisa Byrd
Publisher: PHC Publishing Group
ISBN: 0984525440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dementia can be debilitating and life-altering not only for the person with the disease, but also for family members and caregivers. This book was written to help these caregivers and family members better understand dementia and its effects, so they can proactively avert or lessen problematic behaviors while maintaining a climate of respect and compassion. The management approaches presented are based on research and best practices, as well as the author's personal and professional experiences. She provides unique insights into the causes, presentations, diagnosis, and management strategies for the various dementias, including Alzheimer's disease. Through the poignant and personal story about her mother, who was diagnosed with dementia and passed away in 2009, the author shares three very important lessons: Dementia is a devastating physical, as well as psychological, disease which affects every person differently. Caregivers ultimately have no control; they can only strategically manage events in an attempt to lessen the problems brought on by dementia. Patience and understanding are the keys to caregiver survival.

The 36 Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422247
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide. -- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Surviving Alzheimer s

Author: PAULA SPENCER. SCOTT
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999555705
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book recommended by dementia experts and family caregivers as the most complete, practical guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias-now updated and expanded through end-of-life care. This new edition of Surviving Alzheimer's offers the best, most current thinking on how to help a loved one with memory loss and related symptoms without sacrificing YOU. You'll learn: What's behind odd, frustrating behaviors like repetition, wandering, personality changes, bathing resistance, and aggression-and what you can do How to defuse resentment, guilt, and family friction What to say for better communication and more cooperation Special advice for spouses, out-of-town caregivers, and other specific situations 100s of confidence-raising solutions from top doctors, social workers, dementia specialists, and family caregivers All in a fast, scannable format perfect for busy or overwhelmed dementia helpers.

A Caregiver s Guide to Dementia

Author: Laura Na Gitlin
Publisher: Camino Books
ISBN: 9781933822907
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A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and otherwise manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia. Sections cover daily activities, effective communication with patients, especially difficult behaviors, strategies to deal with agitation, repetitive questions, acting out, wandering, restlessness, hoarding, resistance to care, incontinence, destructiveness, sexually and socially inappropriate acts, aggressions, depression, sleep disturbances and home safety.

Evidence Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors

Author: Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826163660
Format: PDF, ePub
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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "I have not seen a book that does a better job with synthesis or provision of good concise information to those in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service Wandering behaviors are among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous conditions associated with dementia and a continual challenge in health care and the community. Strongly research-based, this book presents and analyzes the latest research on wandering from the clinical, health care management, and policy literature and offers practical assessment and management tools. Nurses, physicians, gerontologists and others address the range of wandering behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias, including prevention of elopement, getting lost, falls, fractures, and the subsequent need for extended nursing home or other supervised care that may result. The book places special emphasis on the difficult and stressful problems of daily patient care, improving safety for those with cognitive impairments, and enabling those with dementia to remain independent longer. This book is for all caregivers intent on improving care for the nearly 5 million Americans who are at risk. Key Features of this book: Offers practical tools for measuring and assessing wandering Emphasizes difficult and stressful daily problems of patient care Assesses medication and nonpharmacological interventions Describes the Alzheimer's Association's Safe ReturnÆ Program Weighs environmental design factors that influence wandering behaviors