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® (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.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chr (How to Die Smiling Series) (Volume 1)|
by Jarem Sawatsky (Author)
Praise for Dancing with Elephants:"If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything." --Lana Philips
"Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living
"...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in...
|Thoughtful Dementia Care: Understanding the Dementia Experience|
by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller (Author)
An easy-to-read and sensitive portrayal of the changing world of people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease or other diseases, and those who care for them. Offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. The author carefully explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes. She describes how these losses affect the day to day life of people with dementia, their...
|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...
|Dementia: Dementia Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurocognitive Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More! Facts & Information|
by Frederick Earlstein (Author)
Dementia is one of the most prevalent syndromes prevalent today, and yet scientific and medical knowledge of dementia and its many different types, causes, and dynamics is arguably still in its beginning stages. Neither does it help that public awareness of dementia is also pretty sparse. For years, people have considered dementia as just a normal part of aging, when it actually isn't. "Dementia Explained" by Frederick Earlstein gathers together many of the current knowledge and information...
|Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief|
by Pauline Boss (Author)
This book outlines seven guidelines for staying resilient while caring for someone who has dementia.
|Let's Talk Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide|
by Carol Howell (Author)
Let’s Talk Dementia! Carol Howell, a Certified Dementia Specialist and caregiver to her mother, helps to educate the reader on the various forms of dementia. She also provides hands-on tips that make life easier for the caregiver and better for the loved one with dementia. The book is scattered with “smiles” that brighten the day. The author reminds the readers of her motto—”Knowledge brings POWER. Power brings HOPE, and HOPE brings SMILES.” You’ve just got to laugh! “Let’s...
|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...