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When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Author : Joy A. Glenner
ISBN : 9780801881138
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 77. 31 MB
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"A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended." -- Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and co-author of The 36-Hour Day

Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer S Disease

Author : Elizabeth T Hall
ISBN : 9781317826248
Genre : Medical
File Size : 41. 36 MB
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Clarify your thinking on an issue that can tear families apart! Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Christian Perspective is the touching story of a woman’s daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how God’s presence in her life has helped her. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. This important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer’s disease and how God’s presence in your life can help lift that burden. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease gives you firsthand accounts of the stages of pain, despair, acceptance, and victory that you may experience while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s to let you know that what you are feeling is normal and that God will help you overcome these challenges. Alzheimer’s disease often goes undetected until its later stages. This informative book renders a clear description of the disease, alerting you to the known warning signs of dementia, and preparing you for the possibility of such a diagnosis. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease is filled with tips and suggestions to make caring for your loved one easier for both of you, such as: learning to separate the person from the disease researching the disease and keeping informed about every aspect of this progressive and irreversible neurological disorder realizing that you need emotional support and should seek help from your pastor, church care group, or best friend discovering how having power of attorney and creating a living will can prevent many problems in the future understanding that to care for your loved one at home is challenging and that taking simple steps, such as “baby-proofing” your house, will prevent traumatic disasters turning your anger and guilt to positive energy and avoiding emotional drain and strain This unique book offers you solace amidst the turbulence of caring for someone stricken with this difficult condition. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease provides an open and honest description of how faith can comfort and support you and your family while you care for someone with dementia.

I Care

Author : Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills
ISBN : 9781452590745
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 62. 50 MB
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This book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia. I Care covers: Minimizing the care partner’s fears, frustrations, and stress Managing changes in communication, memory loss and behavior using best care techniques Making the home safe and supportive Understanding changes in brain function Addressing financial and legal issues And much more “I Care is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.” Dr Stephen Jones, Specialty Geriatric Medicine Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT “...I Care not only benefits persons with dementias, but has the potential to offer a more meaningful and less stressful experience for their care partners.” Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, MPH, PhD, Executive Director American Association for Long Term Care Nursing “It’s exciting that a book is now available specifically to help caregivers navigate the difficulties encountered in caring for someone suffering with cognitive impairments. I Care provides a sense of real hope that quality of life issues will not necessarily diminish when effective care management principles are adopted.” Marc Wortmann, Executive Director Alzheimer’s Disease International “I Care helps us bridge the gap between our medical understanding and the practical aspects facing caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The authors present a very accessible, understandable combination of scientific background, personal stories and practical strategies. I wish this book was available years ago. I could have been a better care partner for my grandmother and my mother-in-law.” Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author : Pauline Boss
ISBN : 9781118077283
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 57. 1 MB
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Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

Keeping Mum

Author : Marianne Talbot
ISBN : 9781848505384
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
File Size : 50. 61 MB
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"At 3am I was startled awake by the opening of the stairgate. Leaping out of bed I found Mum, clothes on over her pyjamas, grumbling she was fed up of being moved from pillar to post and was going home."When her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Marianne Talbot decided she couldn't put her into a care home. Instead, for five years, she looked after her mum in her own home. For nearly three of those years she chronicled for the readers of Saga Magazine Online the fears and frustrations, the love and the laughter, and the tears and the traumas of caring. Now, in this heart warming book, you too can meet Marianne, Mum, and the appalling Fatcat. You will also find plenty of practical tips for caring for someone with dementia and on staying sane whilst doing so, a resources and useful contacts section and Marianne's reflections on caring from a distance, and on when caring comes to an end. Written for anyone, anywhere, who has anything to do with dementia or with caring; in reading it you will know you are not alone.

The 36 Hour Day

Author : Nancy L. Mace
ISBN : 9781421403069
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 52. 82 MB
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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.

Take Your Oxygen First

Author : Leeza Gibbons
ISBN : 1934184209
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 67. 50 MB
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Offers inspiration and advice for caregivers of persons suffering from a variety of memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and includes personal recollection from Leeza Gibbons and her family on the challenges they faced when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

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