|Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded|
by Jolene Brackey (Author)
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...
|Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease|
by Joanne Koenig Coste (Author), Robert Butler (Foreword)
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...
|The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss|
by Nancy L. Mace (Author), Peter V. Rabins (Author)
The most trusted guide for caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease, memory loss, and dementia disorders-now revised and updated with practical and legal advice and compassionate guidance for families and caregivers.
When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer's disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now...
|Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical tips and soul-saving wisdom for caregivers|
by Paula Spencer Scott (Author)
What every family member of a loved one with dementia needs to know: How to help without sacrificing YOU. In Surviving Alzheimer's you'll find: * The best, most current thinking on how to enhance quality of life and safety while minimizing stress on everyone involved. * The "Why This, Try This" approach to understanding what's behind odd, frustrating behaviors -- and what you can do about them. * How to defuse resentment, guilt, anger, and family friction. * Lifesaving insights from a...
|When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer's Care|
by Angel Smits (Author)
Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. When Reasoning No Longer Works is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most...
|Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion|
by Amy Newmark (Author), Angela Timashenka Geiger (Author)
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey.
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others...
|The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)|
by Nancy L. Mace (Author), Peter V. Rabins (Author)
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...
|Pocket Pack Collection of Activities for Dementia and Alzheimer's by Keeping Busy for Older Adults|
by Keeping Busy
Simple, but fun, Pocket Packs are small and self contained. They can be kept with you at all times to be used any time you want to engage a person quickly and easily. And the best part is that once the person is familiar with the activity, they can be left on their own to do it. In a facility, they are great for front line staff to have in their pocket, ready to use any time a resident needs engagement. This set includes a Dice Game, Expressions Word Game, Match the Photos, a Strip Puzzle and...
|Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer's and the People Who Love Them|
by Maria Shriver (Author), Brita Lynn Thompson (Illustrator), Blue Star Press (Illustrator)
Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer's and the People Who Love Them is an innovative book filled with both information and inspiration. Authored by award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and Alzheimer's advocate Maria Shriver, this book was developed with insights from caregivers, neurologists, psychologists, and, of course, people with Alzheimer's. Color Your Mind is written as a resource for caregivers, family, and friends...
|The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home|
by Judy Cornish (Author)
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...