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 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.


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.


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 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.


When Your Loved One Has Dementia

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ISBN: 9780801898662
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Number of pages: 152
Author: Joy A. Glenner
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online When Your Loved One Has Dementia in PDF and EPUB The result is a guide that integrates the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it.


A Dignified Life

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ISBN: 9780757316661
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Number of pages: 336
Author: Virginia Bell, MSW
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

Download and read online A Dignified Life in PDF and EPUB More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. By the year 2030, experts estimate that as many as 66 million people around the world will be faced with this life-altering disease. Unfortunately, these staggering statistics impact millions of caregivers, too. Compared with all types of caregivers, those who assist someone with dementia experience the highest levels of burnout, depression, poor health, and premature death. A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded offers hope and help with a proven approach. Ten years ago, the first edition of A Dignified Life changed the way the caregiving community approached Alzheimer's disease by showing caregivers how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding positive ways to interact even as mental abilities declined. Firmly grounded in the latest knowledge about the progression and treatment of dementia, this expanded edition offers a wealth of immediately usable tips and new problem-solving advice. It incorporates practical ideas for therapeutic activities—including the latest brain-fitness exercises—stimulate the brain while adding structure, meaning, and context to daily routines. With new stories and examples as well as an updated resources section, A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded gives caregivers the support and advice they need to be successful and inspired in their demanding roles. While medical treatment of the disease hasn't changed in the past ten years, our understanding and awareness of treating people in a more caring way has changed substantially. With no cure on the immediate horizon, respectful care by effective and compassionate care partners is the only real "treatment" available to people with dementia. The Best FriendsTM Approach is successful because it sustains people's connection to their world, their loved ones, and themselves. It's a universal program which has been embraced by professional and family caregivers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. In its revised form, A Dignified Life offers caregivers an antidote to the burnout and frustration that often accompanies the role of caring for a person with Alzheimer's and dementia. Rather than struggling through a series of frustrations and failures, A Dignified Life shows the new generation care partners how to bring dignity, meaning, and peace of mind to the lives of both those who have Alzheimer's and dementia and those who care for them.


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.


A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

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ISBN: 0615497802
Release Date: 2011-06
Number of pages: 200
Author: Ellen Woodward Potts
Publisher:

Download and read online A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver in PDF and EPUB "The book is the place to turn for initial information and perspective on Alzheimer's disease, and to return for practical advice as problems arise. Most importantly, however, it dispels the sense of hopelessness families may feel by providing steps to maximize the enjoyment of life for the person with Alzheimer's disease." --- Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN; 2009 - 2011 President, American Academy of Neurology


Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

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ISBN: 9781936198139
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Number of pages: 398
Author: Nataly Rubinstein
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

Download and read online Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias in PDF and EPUB A practical, encouraging guide to caring for someone with dementia.