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Love Loss And Laughter

Author : Cathy Greenblat
ISBN : 9780762784028
Genre : Health & Fitness
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See the BBC’s slideshow of photos from Love, Loss, and Laughter.
Category: Health & Fitness

Love Loss And Laughter

Author : Cathy Greenblat
ISBN : 0762779071
Genre : Family & Relationships
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More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and nearly 11 million family members and friends serve as unpaid caregivers. Love, Loss, and Laughter challenges the typical perception of people with Alzheimer’s as “empty shells,” lost to themselves and others. Endorsed by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), this important work melds uplifting photographs with thoughtful text by the author, care partners, researchers, medical practitioners, social care providers, activists, and people living with dementia diagnoses. While research for a cure will one day bring an end to the problem, this inspirational book shows and tells how today we can achieve ADI’s vision of “a better life for people with dementia and their carers.” More than one hundred touching photographs—taken in homes, memory clinics, day programs, and residential centers in the US, France, India, Japan, the Dominican Republic and Canada—are interwoven with insightful commentaries from thirty-five international contributors whose personal experiences and statements about good practices reinforce the author’s message: people with dementia retain vital capacities. Their quality of life can be significantly enhanced via person-centered care that increases confidence, nourishes capacities, and opens better communication strategies. While there is great sadness in losing one’s cognitive abilities, family members and caregivers can also share a wealth of love and moments of joy. With the help of this book, our view of Alzheimer’s can shift from “the long goodbye” to “the long hello.”
Category: Family & Relationships

Inside The Dementia Epidemic

Author : Martha Stettinius
ISBN : 9780984932627
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home--lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.
Category: Alzheimer's disease

You Lost Me There

Author : Rosecrans Baldwin
ISBN : 9781101189276
Genre : Fiction
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A dazzling debut that is at once a lightly erudite novel of ideas and a darkly charming love story set on an island off the coast of Maine-the perfect sophisticated summer read. By turns funny, charming, and tragic, Rosecrans Baldwin's debut novel takes us inside the heart and mind of Dr. Victor Aaron, a leading Alzheimer's researcher at the Soborg Institute on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Victor spends his days alternating between long hours in the sterile lab and running through memories of his late wife, Sara. He has preserved their marriage as a sort of perfect, if tumultuous, duet between two opposite but precisely compatible souls. But one day, in the midst of organizing his already hyperorganized life, Victor discovers a series of index cards covered in Sara's handwriting. They chronicle the major "changes in direction" of their marriage, written as part of a brief fling with couples counseling. Sara's version of their great love story is markedly different from his own, which, for the eminent memory specialist, is a startling revelation. Victor is forced to reevaluate and relive each moment of their marriage, never knowing is the revisions will hurt or hearten. Meanwhile, as Victor's faith in memory itself unravels, so too does his precisely balanced support network, a group of strong women-from his lab assistant to Aunt Betsy, doddering doyenne of the island-that had, so far, allowed him to avoid grieving. Rosecrans Baldwin shows himself here to be a young writer bursting with talent and imagination who deftly handles this aching love story with sensitivity and unexpected maturity. You Lost Me There is a treasure of a book filled with beautiful, intelligent prose, a book that wears its smarts lightly and probes its emotions deeply. Watch a Video
Category: Fiction

Where The Light Gets In

Author : Kimberly Williams-Paisley
ISBN : 9781101902974
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a ... secret: her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia at the age of sixty-one. In [this memoir], Williams-Paisley tells the full story of her mother's illness, from diagnosis through the present-day, drawing on her memories of her relationship with the fascinating, complicated, and successful woman who raised her"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Best Friends Approach To Alzheimer S Care

Author : Virginia Bell
ISBN : 1878812351
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 60.30 MB
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Shows family members and professionals how to offer emotional support to patients with Alzheimer's disease, outlining an approach involving problem solving, encouraging positive behavior, and improving communications. Includes a listing of helpful organizations for families of patients. Of interest
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Valuing Older People

Author : Elspeth Stirling
ISBN : 0470660090
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life. Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people, particularly those with seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those who care for older people Examines the impact of the devaluation of older people’s lives in the context of societies dependent on technology Demonstrates how more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience
Category: Psychology

The 36 Hour Day

Author : Nancy L. Mace
ISBN : 9781421422244
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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
Category: Health & Fitness

Man In The Mirror A Man Finding Himself As He Loses Himself To Alzheimer S

Author : Zoe Murdock
ISBN : 9780923178307
Genre : Fiction
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What goes on in the mind of a person as they succumb to Alzheimer’s disease? Zoe Murdock does a masterful job of portraying that in her new novel, Man in the Mirror. But it's so much more than a novel about a man succumbing to Alzheimer’s; it’s the story of a man’s life. Aaron Young seems to be a simple man, but the more the disease takes away his short-term memory, and the more he wants to hold on to his long-term memories. He wants to relive his life. He wants to find meaning in it. He wants to understand what went wrong with his marriage and with the relationship with his son. He wants to recapture the significance he found during his service in the Air Force during World War II when he flew dangerous missions “over the hump” from India to China. He goes on the road and picks up hitchhikers, and he learns from them, even as they are learning from him.
Category: Fiction

Alive With Alzheimer S

Author : Cathy S. Greenblat
ISBN : 0226306585
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A sociologist and photographer demonstrates in a collection of eighty-five photographs and accompanying discussions that Alzheimer's sufferers can not only survive, but they can thrive at a higher level than is believed by the general public.
Category: Health & Fitness