Thoughtful Dementia Care

Author: Jennifer Ghent-Fuller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480007574
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Ghent-Fuller offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. She explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes, and describes how these losses affect the day to day life of people with dementia, their understanding of the world around them and their personal situations.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118002296
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Provides guidelines for managing the stress and grief of knowing someone who is suffering from dementia, including how to stay resilient and cope with the emotional strains of caregiving and the meaning of relationships with those who are cognitively impaired. Original.

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers

Author: Anne M. Lipton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461441633
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

It Isn t Common Sense

Author: Jennifer Ghent-Fuller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481995993
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People with memory loss due to dementia often do not remember what is about to happen during their day. They may not recognize where they are, whom they are with, nor, when it is in time. As a result of their changing understanding of the world around them, they may develop persistent high anxiety. Learning how to interact with them to keep them feeling secure and calm is very beneficial to both people with dementia and their carers. This book provides a brief, easily understood, orientation to the causes and effects of dementia, assisted by carefully designed on-line search terms, which will lead the reader to explanatory illustrations. Reflective exercises are provided, in order to help the reader to build an empathetic understanding of the emotional context within which the person with dementia dwells. Fundamental interaction patterns are explained. Written by the author of "Thoughtful Dementia Care TM: Understanding the Dementia Experience" (2012).

The Art of Dementia Care

Author: Daniel Kuhn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 140189951X
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The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia. Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience. The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contented Dementia

Author: Oliver James
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407028871
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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

Author: John Dunlop, MD
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433552124
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There Is Hope . . . When a patient is diagnosed with dementia, it impacts not only the patient but also those who care for them. It can be devastating to watch loved ones lose the independence, personality, and abilities that once defined them, knowing there is no cure. How should Christians respond to a diagnosis of dementia? Experienced geriatrician Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform the way we view dementia—showing us how God can be honored through such a tragedy as we respect the inherent dignity of all humans made in the image of God. Sharing stories from decades of experience with dementia patients, Dunlop provides readers, particularly caregivers, with a biblical lens through which to understand the experience and challenge of this life-altering disease. Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia will help you see God's purposes as you love and care for those with dementia.

Dancing with Dementia

Author: Christine Bryden
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103325
Format: PDF
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Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Dancing with Dementia is a vivid account of her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. This book is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.

Leadership for Person centred Dementia Care

Author: Buz Loveday
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052298
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With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service.