The Essential Dementia Care Handbook

Author by : Fiona Goudie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Total Read : 67
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Description : Replacing the successful "Working with Dementia", this edition draws together many new ideas and practical approaches from a wide variety of professionals working at the leading edge of the provision of services to people with dementia and provides a comprehensive account of current best practice. Beginning with the diagnosis of dementia and other problems associated with aging, this book considers assessment, the person centered model of dementia, rehabilitation and therapy. It outlines practical interventions, illustrated with case studies that provide a stimulating insight into contemporary understanding and practice. Nursing staff, occupational therapists, residential care workers, social workers and all those in day-to-day contact with elderly people will be inspired by this vital handbook for all care staff.


Dementia Care Training Manual For Staff Working In Nursing And Residential Settings

Author by : Danny Walsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 64
Total Download : 535
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Description : This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training manual also provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and national training standards. It can be used as a self-training guide by carers, who can work through it at their own pace or under the supervision of a colleague, or by trainers running structured courses on good practice in dementia care. It is also suitable for use as a quick reference in daily practice. This comprehensive resource will provide useful guidance for all staff working face-to-face with people with dementia, whether in nursing, day-care or residential settings.


Dementia Carers Handbook

Author by : Emerson J. Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : ShieldCrest Publishing
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Emerson Jones has years of experience looking after someone with dementia and this experience as a carer, together with consultation with experts, other practitioners and families has prompted him to write this comprehensive handbook for the benefit of both professional carers and those looking after family members with dementia. It provides valuable advice and information for the delivery of care and support along all stages of the dementia care pathway. It also provides strategies for coping with various forms of behavioural challenges, cognitive impairment and functional disabilities that may occur. The handbook also describes tools to help the delivery of compassionate, sustainable and responsive quality care with a focus on building the resilience of carers and geared towards enhancing their quality of life. The challenges carers might face in safeguarding and upholding the dignity and self-respect of those with dementia are also covered. This book is a must read for all those involved with this debilitating disease.


A Handbook Of Dementia Care

Author by : Caroline Cantley
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Total Read : 17
Total Download : 616
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Description : Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and thought-provoking. It asks: * How do different theoretical perspectives help us to understand dementia? * What do we know about what constitutes good practice in dementia care? * How can we improve practice and service delivery in dementia care? * How do policy, organizational issues and research impact on dementia care? This handbook provides a unique, multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care. It demonstrates the value of a wide range of perspectives in understanding dementia care, reviews the latest thinking about good practice, and examines key ethical issues. It explores the way organizations, policy and research shape dementia care, and introduces a range of approaches to practice and service development. A Handbook of Dementia Care is an essential resource for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, mental health, psychology, social services and health services management, social policy and health policy.


Caring Moments

Author by : Elizabeth Bezant
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 83
Total Download : 814
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Description : Caring Moments answers many questions, whilst at the same time revealing how families have adapted to dementia in the family. Written by people who care for their family and friends, this book shares invaluable information on the disease and also contains inspiring true-life stories. Created as a companion through all stages of dementia, Caring Moments offers the keys to providing good care giving for a loved one while also maintaining a positive, healthy attitude and a sense of worth.


Dementia Essentials

Author by : Jan Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Total Read : 52
Total Download : 500
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Description : When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia you might step into the new role of carer, helping your relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. In this fully updated and revised edition, Dementia Essentials offers a realistic and reassuring guide to help you and the person affected navigate the complexities of dementia and Alzheimer’s, and face anything that these conditions might place your way. Written by real carers with first-hand experience, this book is now updated with the latest research coupled with essential advice, personal insights and helpful strategies, including: · Advice on medication and getting support from local health professionals · Ideas for encouraging independence, confidence and activity while reducing anxiety, aggression and confusion · Strategies for coping as a carer, helping you understand your emotions and feel more empowered · Guidance on how to prepare for the future, including revised legal and financial advice and tips on choosing a care home Positive and practical, Dementia Essentials will give you with everything you need to provide the best possible care for the person you are supporting.


Dementia Care The Adaptive Response

Author by : Paul T M Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Total Read : 21
Total Download : 647
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Description : The process of dementia makes the experience of day-to-day living an acute challenge. This could be mediated with educated and timely inputs and the caring contract negotiated to preserve both dignity and quality of life. The premise of the adaptive response model is that armed with the knowledge of human systems and their ability to adapt and adjust and with a firm application and emphasis on person-centred approaches to dementia care then the experience can be enhanced and living with one of the dementias can be made less traumatic. This holistic approach proposes a method of using environmental and social psychology to maximise function in the individual and to minimise the negative and destructive elements of the perceived and real environment.


Working With Elderly People

Author by : A. Murphy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Total Read : 37
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Description : Care staff and voluntary workers in day centres and residential homes for elderly people have often expressed a need for a comprehensive, readable book to guide them through their first days and help them cope with any problems that may arise. This practical and imaginative handbook draws on the long experience of an occupational therapist working with elderly people in day centres. It provides a fund of advice on caring for people who may be frail, have communication difficulties or mobility problems. It describes how to design and organise a centre, how to use mobility aids and handle wheelchairs, how to move old people and adjust their hearing aids. The author even explains how to repair a wheelchair in an emergency. The second part of the book describes a huge range of stimulating activities, from craftwork and games to cookery, music and gardening, outings and exchanging reminiscences. Old people left with nothing to do rapidly lose their mental agility and interest in life. With a little encouragement, despite any disabilities, they can continue to acquire new interests and play a useful role in the community, and the materials and resources needed will often be donated or acquired very cheaply. The fully updated second edition is copiously illustrated with practical line drawings, and there is an extensive appendix providing useful addresses, helpful books and a listing of some of the conditions that may affect elderly people.


Dementia Care

Author by : Trevor Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Total Read : 82
Total Download : 534
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Description : Dementia presents challenges to all those working in health and social care. It is a progressive disease that affects the person with dementia, their families and friends, and the wider community. Dementia affects each person in a unique way. The challenge to professionals is to respond to this uniqueness by providing support that is effective, meaningful and individualized, often in a context of service uncertainty and resource shortages. Dementia Care explores the key issues relevant to dementia care practice. Written by leading authorities on dementia, this new textbook is designed for both students and practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of evidence-based care and practice that are founded on understanding the lived experience of people with dementia and their supporters.


Dementia Care Nursing

Author by : Trevor Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Total Read : 9
Total Download : 285
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Description : This book looks at the role nurses play when working with people who have dementia and their relatives. Dementia Care Nursing is a fascinating insight into the field, which outlines approaches that may be used by nurses within practice and provides advice on how dementia care may be developed and enhanced.


Handbook Of Dementia Care

Author by : Jean M. Stehman
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
Total Download : 349
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : Even in the earliest stages of progressive dementia, patients have difficulty evaluating their own needs and engaging in appropriate activities. A therapeutic program of care, including constructive activities and behavior management, is necessary for maximizing patients' functioning and quality of life. The Handbook of Dementia Care and its companion Training Manual and Video for Dementia Care Specialists offer a complete training system for teachers and students providing dementia care in a variety of settings. Developed at the well-known George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, the program's instructor's manual and student handbook are organized into six teaching modules: basic information on dementia, positive interaction techniques, supportive physical environment, therapeutic activities, group activities, and family support. Each module is accompanied by a videotaped lecture and demonstration presentation to further illustrate the topic being discussed. This exciting project is a comprehensive instructional tool for dementia care professionals working in adult day centers, long-term care and residential settings, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care agencies.


The Common Sense Guide To Dementia For Clinicians And Caregivers

Author by : Anne M. Lipton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
Total Download : 937
File Size : 44,6 Mb
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Description : The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.


Handbook Of Counselling Psychology

Author by : Ray Woolfe
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Total Read : 12
Total Download : 180
File Size : 51,6 Mb
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Description : Counselling & advice services.


Enhancing Health And Wellbeing In Dementia

Author by : Shibley Rahman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 16
Total Download : 410
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings. Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services. The book addresses the major challenges to promoting person-centred care, and tackles difficult conversations around spirituality, sexuality and dying well. The crucial importance of promoting physical and mental health is emphasised. Taking into account recent developments in NICE guidelines and Cochrane reviews for dementia, this book presents an opportunity for all those involved in the provision of care for people with dementia to maintain a focus on delivering the best care possible, and to engage with the wider issues surrounding wellbeing. This book will be especially useful to commissioners following the NHS 'new models of care' "vanguards".


Personalisation And Dementia

Author by : Gill Bailey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 9
Total Download : 249
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Description : Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control over decisions affecting them, and be supported to be part of their communities. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices. The authors clearly explain personalisation and current person-centred thinking and practice, providing many vivid examples of how it has been achieved in community as well as residential care settings. They guide the reader through using a range of person-centred practices. Strategies for ensuring a good match between the person with dementia and the staff and volunteers supporting them are also described. In the final chapter, the reader is introduced to Progress for Providers, a photocopiable tool for tracking progress in delivering appropriate personalised support for people with dementia living in care homes. This is essential reading for dementia care practitioners and managers, as well as social and health care workers, community workers and students.


Dementia 4th Edition

Author by : David Ames
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 75
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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.


Challenging Behaviour In Dementia

Author by : Graham Stokes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 42
Total Download : 418
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Description : Understanding socially disruptive behavior in dementia is never easy. Most explanations offer neither solace nor solutions for families and carers, and treatment is often characterized by policies of control and containment. The result of Graham Stokes' 15 years of clinical work with people who are challenging, this book: disputes the traditional medical model of dementia and asserts that if we reach behind the barrier of cognitive devastation and decipher the cryptic messages, it can be shown that much behavior is not meaningless but meaningful. It contrasts the medical interpretation that sees anti-social behavior as mere symptoms of disease with a person-centered interpretation that resonates change and resolution. It offers a radical and innovative interpretation of challenging behavior consistent with the new culture of dementia care, focusing on needs to be met rather than problems to be managed.


The Essential Eldercare Handbook For Nevada

Author by : Kim Boyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Nevada Press
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Total Read : 47
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File Size : 42,9 Mb
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Description : The senior years can be daunting, for spouses, children, other caregivers, and seniors themselves. Too often a sudden crisis leaves a family unprepared and feeling helpless. Chronic illnesses and limited funds can present difficult and emotional choices regarding care or housing. Rules and resources vary from state to state. Everyone can use help from experienced professionals in understanding them. Boyer and Shapiro provide Nevada-specific information\--medical, legal, and financial\--on the wide range of problems that arise during the elder years. Case studies show how a typical family copes with troubles such as failing health or financial cares and what options they have. This guide will help any Nevada resident plan for their own senior years and take care of aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.


Playfulness And Dementia

Author by : John Killick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 175
File Size : 48,9 Mb
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Description : Playfulness has an important role in ensuring that life continues to be enjoyable and meaningful after a person is diagnosed with dementia. This positive and uplifting book sets out to establish playfulness as an essential component of dementia care, and will be a key text in changing attitudes and offering practical suggestions for new and valuable ways of interacting and being with people with the condition. The author explains what is meant by playfulness within this context, and why it is so important for people with dementia, including as a way of maintaining meaningful relationships and a sense of personhood, as a way of retaining control and as a way into lateral thinking. He provides a wealth of practical suggestions for bringing activities with an element of playfulness into day-to-day dementia care, illustrating these with photographs and many examples drawn from his own extensive experience and from people with dementia, their families and professional caregivers. The importance of spontaneity and of being with the person with dementia in the present moment is emphasized, and the author encourages the reader to develop a more playful mindset, giving them the confidence to engage with different kinds of emotions and follow where playfulness leads, even if a sense of uncertainty is generated. The ethical dimensions of playfulness in dementia care are also covered, including important boundaries to be observed and guidance on dealing with difficult situations. Offering a fresh and original perspective that will illuminate our interactions with people with dementia, this is essential reading for professional care staff, activity coordinators, therapists, nurses, people with dementia and their families and caregivers, and anyone else concerned with the wellbeing of those with the condition.


Ageing And Older Adult Mental Health

Author by : Patrick Ryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 444
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Description : This book examines the issues and implications that mental health professionals face when dealing with ageing and older adults.


The Essential Guide To Caring For Aging Parents

Author by : Linda Rhodes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 504
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Description : The tools and answers you need to help your parents receive the care they deserve.


Counselling With Reality Therapy

Author by : Robert Wubbolding
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
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Description : "Reality Therapy" is a cognitive behavioural therapy method that continues to grow in popularity as a therapeutic approach owing to its wide applicability, its highly practical and interactive methodology, and its actual track record in counseling and helping people. This book forms an easy-to-use introduction to this approach and includes: a discussion of the concepts behind reality therapy, choice theory, the counseling environment, procedures and special applications; information on how this approach has a wide application, including developing responsibility, motivation, self-esteem, improving relationships, dealing with discipline and problems and addictions; details of how this technique can be used in schools, by the probation service, in prisons, at work, within clinics and the health service and in many other areas where counseling is necessary.


The New Culture Of Therapeutic Activity With Older People

Author by : Tessa Perrin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Total Read : 46
Total Download : 988
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Description : Once viewed as entertainment, activity provision is increasingly being seen as of therapeutic value and an integral part of quality care practice. This change has been so rapid and far-reaching that many staff teams have been left behind, attempting to address new culture requirements with old culture knowledge. This book clarifies and illuminates the changes that have been taking place in the field of activity provision over recent years, and offers a guideline to those who are endeavouring to catch up. The contents include: the difference between old culture and new culture thinking and practice; the new culture from the perspective of the politician, the manager, the care assistant, the activity provider, the researcher, the trainer, the community worker and the activity charity. Between them, the contributors bring a breadth of experience of the changing culture that spans more than three decades. The contributors include: Tessa Perrin; Rosemary Hurtley; Keena Millar Sylvie Silver; Paul Smith; Hazel May; Charlie Murphy; Vivienne Ratcliffe; Kenneth Hawes; Helen Crumpton; Carline Ryder-Jones, Wendy Ferguson Rebecca Colledge; Richard Mepham; Sally Knocker; Simon Labbett. This is a vital resource for all staff and management of care settings for older people.


Beyond Aphasia

Author by : Carole Pound
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
Total Download : 130
File Size : 44,6 Mb
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Description : This book focuses explicitly on therapeutic techniques developed from a social model approach to disability and learning to live with difference. It describes theories, activities and methods of implementation developed from the work of Connect with people with long term aphasia. "Theoretical discussion runs alongside practical ideas for therapy and evaluation, case studies and commentaries from the authors regarding the method and means of implementation." Synthesises theory and practice in this new area of service delivery. Its non-impairment led focus of the therapies means that it has wide appeal to therapists, health service professionals and volunteers who work with people with chronic disabilities affecting lifestyle and communication.


Dementia Care Compact

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Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 50
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A Caregiver S Guide To Lewy Body Dementia

Author by : Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 16
Total Download : 167
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Description : "Jim and Helen Whitworth have done an outstanding job not only of collecting a comprehensive compendium on all aspects of LBD, but they also have provided a personal touch with a moving compilation of anecdotes, stories, and quotes. I commend them for their efforts and will most certainly recommend this book as required reading for all my LBD patients and their families." -James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Director, Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, Chief of Cognitive Aging for Palm Beach and Broward Counties, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book to present a thorough picture of what Lewy body dementia really is. Combining current strategies for managing symptoms and behaviors with personal examples that connect to readers' own experiences, this is the ideal book for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand the disease and provide support to their loved ones. Written in easy-to-read language, the chapters incorporate handy facts and tips throughout, definitions of key terms, and practical wisdom to help caregivers navigate the day-to-day. Links to online resources, support groups, and associations are collected at the end of the book for further reference. As a complete guide to Lewy body dementia, this revised and updated second edition includes coverage of recent research developments and topic areas of growing interest, including: Updated information on the latest drug and treatment options Brand new chapter on the psychology of dementia, explaining the ways dementia changes the brain and how caregivers can continue to relate to their loved ones Discussions of the various causes for dementia-related behaviors and responsive dementia care techniques for caregivers to follow Expanded section on alternative therapies in a new chapter dedicated to managing stress


The Essential Family Guide To Caring For Older People

Author by : Deborah Stone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 510
File Size : 45,8 Mb
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Description : No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.


The Essential Guide To Dementia

Author by : Leandro Outland
Languange : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
Total Download : 848
File Size : 44,8 Mb
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Description : Care for yourself, while caring for a loved one with dementia When caring for someone with dementia, your own mental stability can be the single most critical factor in your loved one's quality of life. This book brings practical and comprehensive guidance to understanding the illness, caring for someone, and caring for yourself. From understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions, this book contains bulleted lists of actions you can take to improve your health and your caregiving. Inspirational and compassionate, it focuses on the caregiver's underlying love and humanity that cannot be taken away by any disease. In this Dementia Book, you will discover: - How do I respond to a loved one's false belief? - Am I abandoning my parent if I place them in the care of professionals? - How do we make the best of our time left together? Discover one of the only Alzheimers books that lets you concentrate on what matters most--caring for both your loved one and yourself.


The Palliative Care Handbook

Author by : Rod Macleod
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 85
Total Download : 363
File Size : 41,9 Mb
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Description : 'This handbook is not for the bookshelf but will be kept close at hand as an essential and trusted palliative care resource.' - A/Prof Colm Cunningham Director, Dementia Centre The Palliative Care Handbook is an internationally best-selling and highly accessible resource for supporting palliative care where ever it occurs. Not only widely used by doctors and nurses, it is has a strong record of assisting patients and families as they seek simple, brief and accurate information about the symptoms and treatments they encounter. 'Recently when my mother was facing her last days, I had trouble understanding the medications that were being recommended and symptoms that were of concern. I came across a copy of The Palliative Care Handbook and within minutes found a brief and easy to understand description of the things my mum was going through - and not just physical, but emotional and spiritual too. I then looked up the drugs that had been prescribed and this helped me feel much better informed.' Andrew, NSW. The three authors are international experts in their fields and author Professor Rod MacLeod recently was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to palliative care. It is significant the eighth edition includes section in dementia as palliative care for people with dementia is an increasing issues. NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, will launch the latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook in Sydney on November 18. This is the first edition of the book to be made available through bookstores "Now updated to include sections on dementia, nutrition and deprescribing, as well as the latest drug information, the eight edition of The Palliative Care Handbook continues to be an essential guide in end-of-life care for use by clinicians as well as patients and families. Further online resources available from palliativecarebridge.com.au"