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Talking To Alzheimer S

Author : Claudia Strauss
ISBN : 9781608822522
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 84.12 MB
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Alzheimer's can have a devastating impact on a patient's close relationships and all too often, family members and friends feel so uncomfortable that they end up dreading visits, or simply give up trying to stay in contact with the patient. This book offers a wealth of practical things you can do to stay connected with the Alzheimer's patient in your life. It offers straightforward suggestions and invaluable do's and don'ts, with advice on everything from dealing effectively with the inevitable repetition that occurs in conversations with an Alzheimer's patient to helpful strategies for saying no to unrealistic demands. It also includes thoughtful tips to remind you to take care of your own feelings and suggestions for helping children become comfortable with visiting an Alzheimer's sufferer.
Category: Family & Relationships

Learning To Speak Alzheimers

Author : Joanne Koenig Coste
ISBN : 9781448118663
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 80.57 MB
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Few conditions upon first diagnosis strike such terror into victims and relatives as Alzheimer's disease. The dementia that is its best-known symptom can provoke feelings of helplessness and despair, coupled with fear that the patient will inevitably suffer loss of dignity and self-respect. There is hope, however, and Joanne Koenig-Coste is well qualified to say so. For over thirty years she has advocated and practised a communication-based form of care. Now she has distilled her experience into this encouraging and supportive book showing how, by following a few straightforward and simple ideas, the quality of life of sufferers can be dramatically improved, and their dignity and self-respect renewed. Habilitation capitalizes on the remaining emotions and skills of the patient and offers chances to feel successful by reaching past the recognized losses, ignoring the failures, and rejoicing in whatever still defines the essential humanity of the sufferer. Perhaps as importantly, it also suggests ways that the carers can care for themselves too. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's is a practical guide to coping with a cruel disease. It offers a wealth of information, understanding and advice, but above all it offers a message of hope based on respect, common sense and quiet dignity.
Category: Health & Fitness

At Wit S End

Author : George Kraus
ISBN : 1557534012
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 70.70 MB
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:At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon or impractical detail. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's, emphasizing the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. At Wit's End is unique because it not only explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's, but it also helps family members and caregivers discover a wealth of effective interventions. Kraus focuses on the whole person and his/her social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life. In this book, find out how Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal aging and other diseases that mimic its symptoms, including the wide array of associated behaviors. Also, find out what medical treatments are available, both traditional and alternative. At Wit's End gives families and caregivers a new outlook on Alzheimer's.
Category: Health & Fitness

Let S Talk About When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer S Disease

Author : Elizabeth Weitzman
ISBN : 0823968138
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.46 MB
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Grandparents and other elderly citizens are living to ever-greater ages, sometimes suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. This book sensitively helps children cope with this unsettling disease.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learning To Speak Alzheimer S

Author : Joanne Koenig Coste
ISBN : 0618485171
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.89 MB
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A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Complete Guide To Alzheimer S Proofing Your Home

Author : Mark L. Warner
ISBN : 1557532028
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79.26 MB
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Written by a practicing architect and gerontologist, The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home shows you how to create a home environment that will help you cope with the many difficulties associated with Alzheimer's. This unique book is divided into two sections to provide the most thorough coverage available. Section One deals with interior and exterior spaces individually, providing key information on how to ensure that the Alzheimer's patient will be safe and secure. Section Two gives a detailed list of potential problems related to Alzheimer's and practical information on how to cope with those problems in the home setting.
Category: Health & Fitness

A Guide To Alzheimer S Disease

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ISBN : 9781933812625
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
File Size : 39.3 MB
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Are you having memory problems that seem to go beyond the ordinary, or do you see this happening to someone you love? Are there other difficulties, like struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word, getting confused in new places, or botching tasks that once came easily? Everyone has these experiences sometimes, but if they happen regularly, they may be early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Category: Alzheimer's disease

Memory Loss E Book

Author : Andrew E. Budson
ISBN : 9781437737790
Genre : Medical
File Size : 80.98 MB
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Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text and diagnostic tests are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses. Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance. See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies. Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests. Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.
Category: Medical

Alzheimer S Depression And Dementia

Author : D. L. Bennett
ISBN : 9781606477434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22.93 MB
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Account of one couple's experience with Alzheimer's disease, based on the husband's personal journal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Caring For People With Alzheimer S Disease

Author : Gayle Andresen
ISBN : UVA:X002640063
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 77.83 MB
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Provides a complete curriculum for teaching caregivers the basic skills needed to work with people with Alzheimer's disease. The seven units include communication with people with dementia, managing difficult behaviors, managing personal care and nutrition, and administering medications. Includes reproducible materials, quizzes with answers, and suggestions for the trainer. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Political Science