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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Nancy L. Mace
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Release: 2001-01
File: 573 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801865212

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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.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2017-04-18
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421422244

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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.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Nancy L. Mace
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2011-10-07
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421402796

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A Loving Approach to Dementia Care is an empathetic guide, filled with respect, calm, creativity—and love.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Laura Wayman
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2017-04-11
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421422282

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to: · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patient’s comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

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Genre: Medical
Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2004-09-08
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547526829

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Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Peter V. Rabins
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Release: 2020-03-10
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421436401

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2016-10-09
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421420646

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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

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Joy A. Glenner
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2005-06-17
File: 137 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801881138

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Jolene Brackey
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Release: 2016-11-15
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781612494838

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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-08-09
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118002292

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