What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Author by : Nicci Gerrard
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : A SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Essential reading about love, life and care' Kate Mosse'Nobody has written on dementia as well as Nicci Gerrard in this new book' Andrew Marr 'Dementia is all around us, in our families and in our genes; perhaps in our own futures. If it's not you or me, it's someone we love.' After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them? This truthful, humane book is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'. It explores memory, language, identity, ageing and the notion of what it truly means to care. And it asks, how do we begin to value those who become old, invisible, forgotten? What do we owe them, and each other as humans? What, in the end, really matters?


Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author by : Pauline Boss
Languange : un
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : 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.


Making Tough Decisions About End Of Life Care In Dementia

Author by : Anne Kenny
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Each year, more than 500,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the United States. As stunning as that figure is, countless family members and caregivers are also affected by each diagnosis. Families are faced with the need to make vital end-of-life decisions about medical treatment, legal and financial matters, and living situations for those who no longer can; no one is prepared for this process. And many caregivers grapple with sadness, confusion, guilt, anger, and physical and mental exhaustion as dementia enters its final stage. In Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia, Dr. Anne Kenny, a skilled palliative care physician, describes how to navigate the difficult journey of late-stage dementia with sensitivity, compassion, and common sense. Combining her personal experience caring for a mother with dementia with her medical expertise in both dementia and end-of-life care, Dr. Kenny helps the reader prepare for a family member's death while managing their own emotional health. Drawing on stories of families that Dr. Kenny has worked with to illustrate common issues, concerns, and situations that occurs in late-stage dementia, this book includes practical advice about • making life-altering decisions while preparing for a loved one's inevitable death • medical care, pain, insomnia, medication, and eating • caring for the caregiver • having conversations about difficult topics with other family members and with health care, legal, and financial professionals Concrete to-do lists and lists of important points provide information at a glance for busy caregivers. Each chapter concludes with a list of additional resources for more information and help. Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.


Behavioral And Psychological Symptoms Of Dementia

Author by : Art Walaszek, M.D.
Languange : un
Publisher by : American Psychiatric Pub
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Description : The number of geriatric psychiatrists, specialty fellowships, and practices has been declining relative to the increase in the number of older adults in the United States; critical shortages in care are the new norm. Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia was designed to address this predicament by enabling primary care providers to access a solid knowledge base and the clinical experience required to meet the needs of their patients with dementia. The author has written a concise yet comprehensive book that covers the full range of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) encountered by patients, families, caregivers, and primary care providers. In addition, the book provides the necessary foundation for distinguishing the different types of dementia, critical elements of patient history needed to develop an appropriate treatment approach, and the basic medical examinations and lab work that should be performed. Each chapter begins with a brief précis; well-written descriptions of the major topic follow. The chapters explore the common types of behavioral and emotional symptoms and the important associated system issues relevant to dementia care, including elder abuse reporting, creation of advance directives and power of attorney arrangements, safety planning, and caregiver support.The book's strengths are many * Carefully chosen, realistic case examples bring the material to life in a vivid, compelling way.* An up-to-date review of the literature is presented, striking an appropriate balance between new and promising findings and current standard-of-care practices. The book also identifies significant gaps in the literature.* Standard-of-care pharmacological and psychosocial approaches in the management of BPSD are offered with a realistic understanding of the benefits and difficulties of implementing each.* Relevant information on complementary medicine is included, and the book covers personality, cultural, and spiritual domains so that the reader is cognizant of the whole-person approach in delivering dementia care.* Each chapter includes key points for quick and easy reference and resources to share with patients, families, and caregivers -- a boon to the busy clinician. * Although intended as a practical guide for clinicians in a variety of fields, those in academia who specialize in geriatric medicine or psychiatry will find the book a useful way to organize and teach this material to students, residents, and fellows. Pragmatic and clinically oriented, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia will help primary care practitioners provide informed, compassionate care to older adults at risk for, or exhibiting, BPSD.


Mild Cognitive Impairment And Dementia

Author by : Glenn E. Smith
Languange : un
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This book reviews the neuropsychology of common and a few rare neurodegenerative conditions. The mild cognitive impairment prodrome of each condition is highlighted. Chapters include an autopsy-confirmed case presentation from the authors' files, current diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, neuropathology/neurophysiology, genetics, neuroimaging, associated clinical features, differential neuropsychological features and possible interventions.


Enriched Care Planning For People With Dementia

Author by : Hazel May
Languange : un
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : In this guide, May and Edwards present a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support.


Dementia With Dignity

Author by : Barbara Sherman
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill/Spanish Imports
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Description : A comprehensive and compassionate guide for both individuals and professionals involved in the care of Alzheimer's and other dementia sufferers; gives special attention to the caregiver's well-being. Features practical approaches to specific behavioral challenges, such as repetiveness, losing and hiding items, evening agitation and sleeplessness, as well as techniques for dealing with depression, hallucinations, and personality and mood changes. Provides a practical view of the care capabilities of nursing homes and demential hotels, and offers coping techniques for each stage of the illness.


Using Technology In Dementia Care

Author by : Arlene Astell
Languange : un
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Many new pieces of technology can be beneficial to individuals living with dementia, including both hardware and software. This straightforward guide summarises the current research on this growing topic, and gives practical advice on how available technology can be used to improve the everyday lives of people with dementia. Looking at a range of available products, such as off-the-shelf computers and smartphones, to dementia specific applications and programs, it also addresses some common obstacles and barriers faced when introducing technology in dementia care. The past twenty years have seen an array of technologies developed to improve the day-to-day lives of people with dementia; this guide shows how they can be effectively used.


The Simplicity Of Dementia

Author by : Huub Buijssen
Languange : un
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours, with particular emphasis on how these are experienced by dementia sufferers themselves. Case examples demonstrate the typical symptoms and progression of dementia, and clear guidance is provided on how to support dementia sufferers at every stage and help them deal with the challenges posed by their condition. Relatives and carers will find this book a source of essential information and encouragement to deal confidently with the difficulties posed by the condition both for people with dementia and those around them.


The Dementia Handbook

Author by : Judy Cornish
Languange : un
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Providing dementia care is profoundly stressful for families and caregivers. People with dementia or Alzheimer's experience emotional distress, which leads to behavioral complications and the need for institutional care. However, if families and caregivers are able to identify the emotional needs caused by dementia and understand which skills are lost and which remain, they can lower the behavioral complications and their own stress. As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer's Wellbeing Network(R) (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that not only improve the lives of the individuals with dementia but also of those caring for them. Dementia and Alzheimer's are very personal and individual experiences-they vary from person to person. However, Cornish has identified a pattern in the abilities and disabilities of people living with dementia. Based on her findings, Cornish was able to develop methods for caregivers to ease emotional distress, which can quickly and safely resolve behavioral complications. Though people with dementia lose a sense of self, they are still the same person you always loved. Judy Cornish understands this. The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home is the supportive guide you've been looking for as you walk alongside your loved one on this difficult-but potentially rewarding-new path.


Dementia Praecox

Author by : Eugen Bleuler
Languange : en
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Dementia 4th Edition

Author by : David Ames
Languange : un
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Winner of the BMA 2011 book awards: psychiatry category Winner of the Australian Journal of Ageing book of the year award This definitive work on dementia and related disorders has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent advances in this fast-moving field. The incidence of dementia continues to rise as the population of the world ages, and the condition represents one of the most significant challenges facing societies and health professionals in the next half-century. In this, the most comprehensive single volume work available on the subject, the editors have met this challenge by assembling a team of the world's leading experts on all aspects of the condition, from history, epidemiology and social aspects to the latest neurobiological research and advanced therapeutic strategies.


Hci And Design In The Context Of Dementia

Author by : Rens Brankaert
Languange : un
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Old age is currently the greatest risk factor for developing dementia. Since older people make up a larger portion of the population than ever before, the resulting increase in the incidence of dementia presents a major challenge for society. Dementia is complex and multifaceted and impacts not only the person with the diagnosis but also those caring for them and society as a whole. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design and development are pivotal in enabling people with dementia to live well and be supported in the communities around them. HCI is increasingly addressing the need for inclusivity and accessibility in the design and development of new technologies, interfaces, systems, services, and tools. Using interdisciplinary approaches HCI engages with the complexities and ‘messiness’ of real-world design spaces to provide novel perspectives and new ways of addressing the challenge of dementia and multi-stakeholder needs. HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia brings together the work of international experts, designers and researchers working across disciplines. It provides methodologies, methods and frameworks, approaches to participatory engagement and case studies showing how technology can impact the lives of people living with dementia and those around them. It includes examples of how to conduct dementia research and design in-context in the field of HCI, ethically and effectively and how these issues transcend the design space of dementia to inform HCI design and technology development more broadly. The book is valuable for and aimed at designers, researchers, scholars and caregivers that work with vulnerable groups like people with dementia, and those directly impacted.


When Love Meets Dementia

Author by : Ada Anbar
Languange : un
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is now recognized as one of the most common forms of dementia in individuals under age 65, second only to Alzheimer's. Detailed background information on the disease is provided along with discussion of related issues, and information on how to minimize the chances of becoming a victim"--Provided by publisher.


Abc Of Dementia

Author by : Bernard Coope
Languange : un
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : ABC of Dementia is a practical guide, written with the needs of professionals in training in mind. Its aim is to enable readers to explore attitudes towards dementia, and find the knowledge and skills required in the important task of supporting the lives of people with dementia and their carers. This new edition is designed to assist students and practitioners working within both primary and secondary care settings with the diagnosis, treatment and provision of care. It covers the causes of dementia, diagnostic assessment, early intervention, pharmacological treatment, person-centred care, legal and ethical issues, and more. This resource has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent research and evidence-based practice. New and expanded content addresses dementia and frailty in care homes, explores the role of technology in the treatment of dementia, discusses working with minority groups, and examines case studies. Aids healthcare professionals in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for those with dementia Highlights the importance of person-centred care and the effects of dementia on families and carers. Describes the cognitive changes and neurological disorders central to dementia Addresses the needs of younger people developing dementia Provides guidance on managing dementia in primary care, the acute hospital and end-of-life care settings Covers the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (NPSD) Features numerous full-colour photographs and illustrations ABC of Dementia is a must-have for healthcare students, general practitioners, and other healthcare professionals caring for people with dementia. It will also be of interest to members of the general public who wish to know more about dementia.


Therapeutic Strategies In Dementia

Author by : Craig W. Ritchie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Clinical Pub Serv
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Description : Widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with an aging population, the increasing prevalence of cognitive decline in the elderly presents the clinician with a variety of complex therapeutic problems. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias vary in their onset and progression, as do patients in their responsiveness to treatment. In this book, leading experts review the current and evolving therapeutic options, including anti-amyloid therapies, neuroprotective strategies, and symptomatic treatments (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological). Also included are updates on several recent and on-going clinical trials, the development of new biomarkers to aid recognition of disease and earlier intervention, and a discussion of the pharmacoeconomics of treating dementia.


Treating Dementia

Author by : Jesse F. Ballenger
Languange : en
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Description : Treatments for age-related dementia and the growing reliance on pharmaceuticals to alleviate its worst symptoms raise a number of questions about attitudes toward aging and cognition, the relationship between growing older and getting sick, and the conflicting interests of patients, caregivers, physicians, scientists, and business. This volume aims to foster a constructive debate about the future of dementia treatment by providing multiple perspectives on these tangled issues. The first section examines how the concepts of dementia have expanded to encompass a broad range of symptoms and the implications of this evolution on the development of pharmaceutical treatments. The second section explores the use and effectiveness of drug treatments for dementia through the perspectives of a clinician, a researcher, and a layperson. In the third section, the contributors probe how culture, language, and values affect the overlapping worlds of pharmacology, drug marketing, and dementia treatment. A final section elucidates the thorny ethical and policy concerns surrounding the often-conflicting hopes for dementia medications. Featuring contributions from noted clinicians, researchers, and scholars from a broad range of disciplines, this multidisciplinary dialogue addresses central questions about the history and future of drug treatment for dementia and makes clear why there are no simple answers. Professionals and students involved in gerontology, psychiatry, and bioethics will find the discussion both enlightening and practical.


Dementia

Author by : Peter J. Whitehouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : F A Davis Company
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The Psychology Of Dementia

Author by : Edgar Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Son Limited
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Description : This volume provides an overview of the work of clinical psychologists who remain one of the most important members of the clinical team providing services to elderly people suffering from senile dementia.


Dementia Units In Long Term Care

Author by : Philip D. Sloane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Johns Hopkins University Press
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Could It Be Dementia

Author by : Louise Morse
Languange : un
Publisher by : Monarch Books
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Description : This tender book explains what dementia is and offers practical advice to families, caretakers, and churches.


Positron Emission Tomography In Dementia

Author by : Ranjan Duara
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley-Liss
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Description : Here is an up-to-date work that offers a full review of the relatively exclusive diagnostic tool--positron emission tomography--for studying dementing diseases. It describes, in easy-to-understand language, exactly how PET works, how to use it and analyze data, and what interpretations and conclusions can be drawn from this information. Includes comprehensive discussions on the application of PET for studying Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, neuroreceptor changes in dementia, multi-infarct dementia and affinity and neurotransmitter concentrations.


Dementia And Minority Ethnic Older People

Author by : Naina Patel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Russell House Pub Limited
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Description : This text shows that the problem of dementia is hidden rather than absent. If the problem of dementia is hidden rather than absent, what happens to those individual women and men experiencing dementia? Country profiles establish the current state of policy, research and project developments in UK, France and Denmark. Information is provided in practice reports, focusing on such areas as: minority ethnic organizations' experience in providing care; direct care; the conditions of minority ethnic older people with dementia; and professional interaction with users.


Diagnosis And Management Of Dementia

Author by : Gordon K. Wilcock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford : Oxford University Press
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Description : Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear to have crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with dementia. With these advances has come the recognition of the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach to management. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams is an edited volume covering all aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team. It is aimed at all those working in the dementia or memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. The book is divided into three sections. Section one takes the reader through the practical details of setting up and organising a clinic, from timetabling, through managing information, to the assessments needed and the opportunities such a service provides. Section two deals with the diagnostic process; and section three addresses management issues, from carer support, pharmacological and physiological interventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician. An Appendix contains the results of a survey to the memory disorder services. This survey provides the reader with examples of other services and demonstrates the wide variation in how these services operate. The Manual is unique in that it combines up to date thinking on diagnosis and management with practical and helpful ideas on how to run a dementia or memory disorders service.


A Caregiver S Guide To Lewy Body Dementia

Author by : Helen Buell Whitworth
Languange : un
Publisher by : Demos Medical Publishing
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Description : Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. the Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms a


Tom Kitwood On Dementia A Reader And Critical Commentary

Author by : Baldwin, Clive
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "The book will be valuable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers involved in the field of dementia care and the health-care sciences. Furthermore, it provides a useful resource for clinicians who wish to explore their understanding of 'personhood', person-centred care and the nature of Kitwood's critical appraisal of how 'care' should be constructed and delivered." Ageing and Society "Baldwin and Capstick have produced an honest appraisal that is undeniably a reader and critical commentary, and have not shirked from any responsibilities. ... This paperback would serve two distinct strands of readership equally well - those coming afresh to dementia care, or practitioners steeped in the concepts, who are looking to reanalyse and consider future developments. As such, it is difficult to underestimate its value." Nursing in Practice How does Kitwood’s work contribute to our understanding of ‘the dementing process’ and the essentials of quality care? How was Kitwood’s thinking about dementia influenced by the wider context of his work in theology, psychology and biochemistry? What is the relevance today of key themes and issues in Kitwood’s work? Tom Kitwood was one of the most influential writers on dementia of the last 20 years. Key concepts and approaches from his work on person-centred care and well-being in dementia have gained international recognition and shaped much current thinking about practice development. The complexities of Kitwood’s work and the development of his thinking over time have, however, received less attention. This Reader brings together twenty original publications by Kitwood which span the entire period of his writing on dementia, and the different audiences for whom he wrote. Almost ten years after Kitwood’s death, it is now timely to review his contribution to the field of dementia studies in the light of more recent developments and from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. The introduction to this Reader summarises and problematises some of the key characteristics of Kitwood’s writing. Each of the four themed sections begins with a commentary offering a balanced consideration of the strengths of Kitwood’s work, but also of its limitations and oversights. The Reader also includes a biography and annotated bibliography. Tom Kitwood on Dementia: A Reader and Critical Commentary is key reading for students of social work or mental health nursing, with an interest in dementia care. Professionals working with people with dementia will also find it invaluable. Additional Contributors: Habib Chaudhury, Deborah O’Connor, Alison Phinney, Barbara Purves, Ruth Bartlett.


Dementia In Old Age

Author by : Per Kristian Haugen
Languange : en
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