The 36 Hour Day

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ISBN: 9781421422244
Release Date: 2017-04-23
Number of pages: 416
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online The 36 Hour Day in PDF and EPUB 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


The 36 Hour Day

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ISBN: 9781421402796
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online The 36 Hour Day in PDF and EPUB Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.


The 36 Hour Day

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ISBN: 9780801889486
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online The 36 Hour Day in PDF and EPUB In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes:-new information on diagnostic evaluation-resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia-updated legal and financial information-the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements-new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementiaAlso available in a large print editionPraise for The 36-Hour Day:


The 36 hour Day

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ISBN: 0801865212
Release Date: 2001-01
Number of pages: 573
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher:

Download and read online The 36 hour Day in PDF and EPUB A guide to caring for those who can no longer take care of themselves offers information on hospice care and assisted living facilities, types of demetia, nutrition and medication, and new driving laws for the elderly.


A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

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ISBN: 9781421422282
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Number of pages: 168
Author: Laura Wayman
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online A Loving Approach to Dementia Care in PDF and EPUB A guide on how to deal with having a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or other types of memory loss.


When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

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ISBN: 9781421420646
Release Date: 2016-10-09
Number of pages: 224
Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community in PDF and EPUB Life changes dramatically for the entire family when the decision is made to move a person who has dementia from home to community care. Rachael Wonderlin, a gerontologist, dementia care expert, and popular dementia care blogger, helps caregivers cope with the difficult behaviors, emotions, and anxieties that both they and their loved one may experience. Writing from her own practice and drawing on the latest research in gerontology and dementia, Wonderlin explains the different kinds of dementia, details the wide range of care communities available for people who have dementia, and speaks empathetically to the worry and guilt many families feel. "Do not let anyone make you feel like you have taken the ‘easy way out’ by choosing a dementia care community," she writes. "You are still going to deal with a lot of challenging behaviors, concerns, and questions regarding your loved one’s care." When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as: · How do I choose a place for my loved one to live?· What can I find out by visiting a candidate memory-care community twice?· What do I do if my loved one asks about going home?· How can I improve the quality of my visits?· What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff?· How can I cope with my loved one’s sundowning?· What do I do if my loved one starts a romantic relationship with another resident? An indispensable book for family members and friends of people with dementia, When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.


Through the Seasons

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ISBN: 0801888441
Release Date: 2008-06-25
Number of pages: 64
Author: Cynthia R. Green
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Download and read online Through the Seasons in PDF and EPUB Through the Seasons includes an introduction with instructions for family and professional caregivers as well as a resources section at the end of the book.


Dare To Be 100

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ISBN: 9780684800219
Release Date: 1996-06-06
Number of pages: 272
Author: Walter M. Bortzii
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Dare To Be 100 in PDF and EPUB Offers advice to the elderly for maintaining physical and mental health and extending life expectancy while preserving a high level of personal satisfaction


Alzheimer s and Dementia For Dummies

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ISBN: 9781119187738
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Number of pages: 456
Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Alzheimer s and Dementia For Dummies in PDF and EPUB "In conjunction with the American Geriatric Society and the Health in Aging Foundation."


Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

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ISBN: 0618485171
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 240
Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Learning to Speak Alzheimer s in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Dementia Caregiver

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ISBN: 9781442231924
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Number of pages: 248
Author: Marc E. Agronin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The Dementia Caregiver in PDF and EPUB Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.


Alzheimer s from the Inside Out

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ISBN: PSU:000059189442
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 255
Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher:

Download and read online Alzheimer s from the Inside Out in PDF and EPUB 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? The author 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 exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is 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 his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.


Teaching Dementia Care

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ISBN: 1421400766
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages: 392
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Teaching Dementia Care in PDF and EPUB With her unmistakable compassion, humor, and wisdom, Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.


A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease

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ISBN: 9781934559000
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dr. Roger A. Brumback, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

Download and read online A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Alzheimer s Action Plan

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ISBN: 9781429934725
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Number of pages: 496
Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online The Alzheimer s Action Plan in PDF and EPUB 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.