Author : Jolene Brackey
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Purdue University Press
ISBN : 9781612494838
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 376 page

The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer's, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer's and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.

Author : Jolene Brackey
Genre : Medical
Publisher :
ISBN : 1557533660
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 305 page

This book offers many ways to create moments of joy. No matter what the environment or situation is, this book will be a positive tool on a daily basis. This book breaks down the learning process into five sections. Within those five sections are smaller steps. At the end of each step is a place to journal thoughts, ideas, solutions and treasures. With this journal, many moments of joy will be created.

Author : Elizabeth Landsverk
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Citadel Press
ISBN : 9780806541785
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 272 page

An invaluable, comprehensive guide that explains everything you and your family need to know about living well with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. A loved one’s dementia diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and overwhelmed. Now a renowned geriatrician who has helped thousands of families live happy, engaged lives—after a dementia diagnosis—shares her expertise in this easy-to-follow guide. Filled with must-have information, practical advice, and unique and comforting insights, here is everything you need to know about caring for your loved one and making his or her life the best possible—starting now, even as the disease progresses. Inside, you’ll find: · How to create a plan of action for today—and tomorrow—that will help all involved cope with this new normal · How to keep your vulnerable loved one safe and secure—both physically and financially · Lifestyle changes, innovative new activities, and holistic interventions that can slow the progression of dementia · Comprehensive information on both prescription and OTC medications that can help or hurt dementia patients · Dealing with day-to-day challenges, from staying mobile to overcoming agitation and aggression without resorting to sedation · How and where to get help, including online support groups, home health care agencies, care managers, neuropsychologists, communities and day programs for people with dementia, and government agencies · Tips on keeping your loved one at home versus placement in a long-term care facility In addition to all the essential advice, Dr. Landsverk demystifies the ins and outs of dementia, explaining what it is and what it’s not, and making sure you and your loved one will be ready to address whatever develops and maintain quality of life. Uniquely, Living in the Moment will transform how you think about dementia, providing comfort and support for the best life possible—at any stage.

Author : Joanne Koenig Coste
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 0618485171
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File Download : 262 page

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.

Author : Claudia Strauss
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
ISBN : 9781608822522
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File Download : 192 page

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.

Author : Lisa Snyder
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Sunrise River Press
ISBN : 9781934716182
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File Download : 283 page

Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's at an early stage when a person 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 condition. Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer's: An Essential Guide offers the person who is living with Alzheimer's a practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more. This sensitive and practical guide for people with early-stage Alzheimer's is refreshingly empowering and full of answers and solutions to day to day questions and challenges. It is a beacon of comfort and reassurance, written in the warm, intelligent voice of Lisa Snyder---a leading expert in the field. The book also provides invaluable wisdom and tips from people with Alzheimer's and is a must-read for all of my patients with Alzheimer's and their families. Steven A. Ornish, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Vice President, San Diego Psychiatric Society

Author : Tia Powell
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780735210929
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File Download : 320 page

The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia--not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren't great. In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day; by the time a person reaches 85, their chances of having dementia approach 50 percent. And the truth is, there is no cure, and none coming soon, despite the perpetual promises by pharmaceutical companies that they are just one more expensive study away from a pill. Dr. Powell's goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care--what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and even joyful. Reimagining Dementia is a moving combination of medicine and memoir, peeling back the untold history of dementia, from the story of Solomon Fuller, a black doctor whose research at the turn of the twentieth century anticipated important aspects of what we know about dementia today, to what has been gained and lost with the recent bonanza of funding for Alzheimer's at the expense of other forms of the disease. In demystifying dementia, Dr. Powell helps us understand it with clearer eyes, from the point of view of both physician and caregiver. Ultimately, she wants us all to know that dementia is not only about loss--it's also about the preservation of dignity and hope.

Author : Nancy L. Mace
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN : 9781421441726
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File Download : 361 page

With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available. Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features • brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies • practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout—plus tips for when and how to get additional help • a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need The central idea underlying this indispensable 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.

Author : Richard Taylor
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher :
ISBN : PSU:000059189442
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File Download : 255 page

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? Richard Taylor 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 rare, insightful exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is a captivating read 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 Taylor's revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.

Author : Jennifer Dance
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Dundurn
ISBN : 9781459748798
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File Download : 393 page

As her recent memories fade, Mary lives increasingly in the past — returning to the secrets of her turbulent interracial love story. Coming to terms with advancing dementia, Mary has no choice other than to move into her daughter’s home. Her daughter, Kayla, caught between her cognitively impaired mother and her belligerent teenage son, soon finds caregiving is more challenging than she imagined. Sage, the family’s golden retriever, offers comfort and unconditional love, but she has her own problems, especially when it comes to dealing with Mary’s cat. Throughout it all, Mary struggles to complete her final book — a memoir, the untold story of the love of her life, who died more than forty years earlier. Her confused and tangled tales span Trinidad, England, and Canada, revealing the secrets of a tragic interracial love story in the 1960s and ’70s. But with her writing skills slipping away, it’s a race against time. Heartwarming, funny, and hopeful, Gone but Still Here is an honest, open look at the struggles of one family as they journey into the unknown.