Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution to People with Dementia

Author: Cameron Camp
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507377
Format: PDF, Docs
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The way in which dementia is understood and treated is changing, with a growing focus on the individual's experience and person-centred approaches to care. Introducing a new model of dementia care that reflects on the role of a person with dementia within a community and their relationships, this guide for professional and family caregivers demonstrates how to facilitate positive relationships for peaceful living. By understanding the cognitive and physical challenges that older adults with dementia face, caregivers can practice empathic care that affords people with dementia increased freedom of expression and independence. Included here are techniques for conflict resolution that enable people with dementia to be active and self-initiating in times of distress and disruption. Looking at the basics of respect, empathy, and mindfulness, this book also provides hands-on training for employing these virtues in practice with a number of exercises to help achieve the goal of peaceful independent living.

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers

Author: Anne M. Lipton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461441625
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.

Montessori based Activities for Persons with Dementia

Author: Cameron J. Camp
Publisher: Myers Research Inst
ISBN: 9781933829005
Format: PDF, ePub
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Expand your activity programming with all new Montessori-based activities for people with dementia. A follow-up to the popular first book, Volume 2 promotes increased opportunities for socialization and interaction. The book includes intergenerational programming, group activities, ideas especially for men, and sensory stimulation exercises. Also, range-of-motion and self-care activities for enhancing restorative nursing and rehabilitation are described. Step-by-step instructions and tips for extension and adaptation are provided for all 38 activities.

Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror

Author: Cameron J. Camp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984886401
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In 'Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror,' Dr. Cameron Camp writes with wit and compassion, aiming to help his audience better understand how dementia affects memory, and how memory loss may affect behavior. Going against conventional wisdom, the author stresses that the key to successfully caring for persons with dementia is to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses--to see the person and not the disease. His entertaining and insightful book examines cases based on real individuals to illustrate common challenging behaviors and how to approach these challenges. Readers act as detectives and are given the tools and the resources to understand why persons with dementia do what they do, and how to solve their own cases. More importantly, the stories lead the reader to new ideas, new ways of thinking, and a new attitude towards persons with dementia."--From publisher description.

Exploring Empathy

Author: Rebeccah Nelems
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004360840
Format: PDF
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By critically exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on empathy, this dialogical volume aims to generate deeper thinking about what is at stake in discussions and practices of empathy in the 21st century.

High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Women

Author: Pete Cerqua
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510711112
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What if you were able to skip the long hours of grueling gym workouts and the endless cycle of sweat and exhaustion that you supposedly need to get fit? And what if even after forgoing those, you could still have an amazing physique? High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men gives you the information that you need to do just that. Here bestselling author and celebrated fitness trainer Pete Cerqua presents a groundbreaking fitness regime that helps you get in the best shape of your life in less than fifteen minutes a day. High Intensity Fitness is all about optimizing your time by teaching you how to work out smarter, not longer. Using scientific principles and advanced workout programs, the regimes in High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men will change your body in only minutes a day. Anyone from the ultra-athletic at the peak of their physical prime to the perpetual couch potato can benefit from Cerqua’s expert program. High Intensity Fitness breaks down and simplifies the key exercises that you need, and eliminates what you don’t. These workouts are especially designed and repeatedly proven to help you achieve the fastest results through the shortest workouts. So what are you waiting for? Join the High Intensity Fitness Revolution today.

The Validation Breakthrough

Author: Naomi Feil
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780864330925
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guide to a technique used to validate the feelings of dementia patients to allow them to resolve past inner conflicts and communicate with their caregivers. A useful resource for those living or working with people with dementia or related disorders. Contains bibliography and index. The author, who developed the validation method, is executive director of the Validation Training Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.

The New Yoga for People Over 50

Author: Suza Francina
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757393403
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination. In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will learn how the health of the spine and posture affect every sustem of the body, and how yoga positions and breathing exercises benefit the circulatory system, the heart and other vital organs, relieve menopausal symptoms, and remove stiffness and inertia from the body. In this comprehensive guide, Iyengar yoga expert Suza Francina describes and illustrates how to begin and maintain a yoga program through personal stories and over 100 easy-to-follow instructional photos of older teachers and students.

Just Mercy

Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812994531
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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

The Empath s Survival Guide

Author: Judith Orloff
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622038312
Format: PDF
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What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff “But for empaths it goes much farther We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” With The Empath’s Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection. In this practical and empowering book for empaths and their loved ones, Dr. Orloff begins with self-assessment exercises to help you understand your empathic nature, then offers potent strategies for protecting yourself from overwhelm and replenishing your vital energy For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is your lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of deep perception, raising empathic children, and feeling welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.