Talking to Alzheimer s

Author: Claudia Strauss
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608822524
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alzheimer's can have a devastating impact on a patient's close relationships and all too often, family members and friends feel so uncomfortable that they end up dreading visits, or simply give up trying to stay in contact with the patient. This book offers a wealth of practical things you can do to stay connected with the Alzheimer's patient in your life. It offers straightforward suggestions and invaluable do's and don'ts, with advice on everything from dealing effectively with the inevitable repetition that occurs in conversations with an Alzheimer's patient to helpful strategies for saying no to unrealistic demands. It also includes thoughtful tips to remind you to take care of your own feelings and suggestions for helping children become comfortable with visiting an Alzheimer's sufferer.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618485178
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.

At Wit s End

Author: George Kraus
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534019
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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:At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon or impractical detail. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's, emphasizing the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. At Wit's End is unique because it not only explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's, but it also helps family members and caregivers discover a wealth of effective interventions. Kraus focuses on the whole person and his/her social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life. In this book, find out how Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal aging and other diseases that mimic its symptoms, including the wide array of associated behaviors. Also, find out what medical treatments are available, both traditional and alternative. At Wit's End gives families and caregivers a new outlook on Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer s Family Helping Caregivers Cope

Author: Robert B. Santulli
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707679
Format: PDF, ePub
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Responding to families’ questions and fears with compassion. Typically the patient—and his or her course of treatment—are the natural focal points when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But Alzheimer’s is an equally debilitating illness for family members and caregivers who must come to terms with its far-reaching emotional and physical burdens. In this handbook, clinicians are taught how to navigate the many interpersonal issues at the heart of AD—that is, how to work with the families and friends of the patient. Santulli addresses everything from how to respond compassionately to their likely questions and concerns, how to clearly explain symptoms and risk factors, when to suggest consultation with a geriatric specialist, and how to sensitively discuss issues of long-term treatment and care.

The Alzheimer s Action Plan

Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429934727
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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.

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease

Author: Dr. Roger A. Brumback, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1934559008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. That number continues to grow - by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could range from 11.3 million to 16 million. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a devastating disorder of the brain's nerve cells that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to the progression of Alzheimer's and the unique challenges encountered at each stage. Section A: The major part of the book divides the progression of the disease into Stages: the Pre-Clinical Stage; Early-To-Mild Stage, which marks the onset of the disease; Moderate Stage; and the Severe Stage. Hundreds of practical tips geared to coping and compensating at each level of the disease provide support for the affected individual and the caregiver. Section B: A bonus section of questions and answers addresses specific issues caregivers face and give them points to reflect on as they continue the process. Key topics covered include: Legal and financial issues Family Forums in the caregiving process The role of medication at various stages of the disease Helping children understand what is happening to a loved one Handling the holidays and celebrations Making the living environment more stimulating and enjoyable Section C: Lists resources and suggests websites to find additional information about the disease itself as well as related valuable networks. With an abundance of pointers and guidelines for affected individuals, their families, friends and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is essential for all readers who want to focus on the capabilities that remain instead of those that have been lost.

When I Have Alzheimer S

Author: Caryn Gale
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453577431
Format: PDF
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When I Have Alzheimers is written from the personal experiences of providing care for an Alzheimers patient, the authors mother. It includes everything the author wishes she had been told when her mother was diagnosed from The Simplistics of the Disease to When Death Is Approaching. The authors original reason for writing When I Have Alzheimers was to give simple groundwork for her husbands family if they are eventually faced with the prospect of providing care if she is diagnosed with Alzheimers. Her hope was to provide them with some assurance and strength while they are watching the normal progression of the disease. She hopes it will provide the same to you in the care of your own Alzheimers patient.

The Complete Guide to Alzheimer s proofing Your Home

Author: Mark L. Warner
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557532206
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Shows how to create a home environment that helps cope with the difficulties associated with AD and related dementia. The author deals with both interior and exterior spaces, discussing problems and solutions associated with specific areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, corridors, patios and decks. Separate chapters focus on issues related to AD such as wandering, incontinence and access limitation.

Alzheimer s Essentials

Author: Bretten C. Gordeau
Publisher: Carma Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780976958109
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides practical information for caregivers and family members of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, planning, tips and tools for caregivers, support, scientific and medical basis for Alzheimer's and a glossary of terms.

Dr Ruth s Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

Author: Ruth Karola Westheimer
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610351363
Format: PDF
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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.