The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day Author Nancy L. Mace
ISBN-10 9781421422244
Release 2017-04-23
Pages 416
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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

The 36 Hour Day Author Nancy L. Mace
ISBN-10 9781421402796
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 384
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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

The 36 Hour Day Author Nancy L. Mace
ISBN-10 9780801889486
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 352
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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:



A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease

A Caregiver s Guide to Alzheimer s Disease Author Dr. Roger A. Brumback, MD
ISBN-10 9781934559000
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 320
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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

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Author Laura Wayman
ISBN-10 9781421422282
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 168
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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

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community Author Rachael Wonderlin
ISBN-10 9781421420646
Release 2016-10-09
Pages 224
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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

The Dementia Caregiver Author Marc E. Agronin
ISBN-10 9781442231924
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 248
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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

Alzheimer s and Dementia For Dummies Author Consumer Dummies
ISBN-10 9781119187738
Release 2016-04-25
Pages 456
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"In conjunction with the American Geriatric Society and the Health in Aging Foundation."



Learning to Speak Alzheimer s

Learning to Speak Alzheimer s Author Joanne Koenig Coste
ISBN-10 0618485171
Release 2004
Pages 240
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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

When Your Loved One Has Dementia Author Joy A. Glenner
ISBN-10 9780801898662
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 152
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The result is a guide that integrates the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it.



The Alzheimer s Action Plan

The Alzheimer s Action Plan Author P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781429934725
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 496
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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 Dignified Life

A Dignified Life Author Virginia Bell, MSW
ISBN-10 9780757316661
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 336
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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.



A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver

A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver Author Ellen Woodward Potts
ISBN-10 0615497802
Release 2011-06
Pages 200
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"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

Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias Author Nataly Rubinstein
ISBN-10 9781936198139
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 398
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A practical, encouraging guide to caring for someone with dementia.



Alzheimer s Disease

Alzheimer s Disease Author Judes Poirier
ISBN-10 9781459724310
Release 2014-07-12
Pages 176
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Explains the disease and addresses recent strides in treatment while dispelling myths, intended for patients, families, and caregivers.



Chicken Soup for the Soul Living with Alzheimer s Other Dementias

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Living with Alzheimer   s   Other Dementias Author Amy Newmark
ISBN-10 9781611592351
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 400
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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer's Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others like you, will support and encourage you as you care for your loved one.



Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade Author Gary D. Chapman
ISBN-10 9780802494412
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 240
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Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.