When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community

When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community
Author: Rachael Wonderlin
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781421420653

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"When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community is an accessible guide offering answers to such questions as: How do I choose a place for my loved one to live? What can I find out by visiting a candidate memory-care community twice? What do I do if my loved one asks about going home? How can I improve the quality of my visits? What is the best way to handle conflict between residents, or between the resident and staff? How can I cope with my loved one's sundowning? What do I do if my loved one starts a romantic relationship with another resident?An indispensable book for family members and friends of people with dementia, When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community touches the heart while explaining how to make a difficult situation better.

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care
Author: Laura Wayman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2017-04-11
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781421422282

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Wayman offers compassionate advice on overcoming practical and emotional obstacles to maintaining meaningful relationship with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss. She offers caregiving insights and information about the dangers of denying the onset of cognitive problems.

Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know
Author: Wendy Mitchell
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-06-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781524797928

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“A brave and illuminating journey inside the mind, heart, and life of a person with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.”—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains. Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her. She didn’t know it then, but dementia was starting to take hold. In 2014, at age fifty-eight, she was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s. In this groundbreaking book, Mitchell shares the heartrending story of her cognitive decline and how she has fought to stave it off. What lay ahead of her after the diagnosis was scary and unknowable, but Mitchell was determined and resourceful, and she vowed to outwit the disease for as long as she could. As Mitchell learned to embrace her new life, she began to see her condition as a gift, a chance to experience the world with fresh eyes and to find her own way to make a difference. Even now, her sunny outlook persists: She devotes her time to educating doctors, caregivers, and other people living with dementia, helping to reduce the stigma surrounding this insidious disease. Still living independently, Mitchell now uses Post-it notes and technology to remind her of her routines and has created a “memory room” where she displays photos—with labels—of her daughters, friends, and special places. It is a room where she feels calm and happy, especially on days when the mist descends. A chronicle of one woman’s struggle to make sense of her shifting world and her mortality, Somebody I Used to Know offers a powerful rumination on memory, perception, and the simple pleasure of living in the moment. Philosophical, poetic, intensely personal, and ultimately hopeful, this moving memoir is both a tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell used to be and a brave affirmation of the woman she has become. Praise for Somebody I Used to Know “Remarkable . . . Mitchell gives such clear-eyed insight that anyone who knows a person living with dementia should read this book.”—The Times (London) “A landmark book . . . The best reward for [Mitchell’s] courage and candour would surely be fundamental changes in the way people with dementia are treated by society.”—Financial Times

Practical Dementia Care

Practical Dementia Care
Author: Peter V. Rabins,Constantine G. Lyketsos,Cynthia D. Steele
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2006-01-19
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0195169786

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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded their coverage of the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; the pathophysiology of common and uncommon causes of dementia, especially Alzheimer disease; non-drug treatment for dementia symptoms; pharmacologic therapy for dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially medication treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes). Also new for this edition is an easy-to-use "Dementia Care Psychosocial Intervention" for everyday clinical practice. Forms that facilitate its use, including a "Dementia Care Checklist" and the "Johns Hopkins Dementia Care Guidelines for Families", are available for download on a Website created for readers of the book. Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care, will find this Second Edition to be an invaluable resource.

Day to Day Living With Dementia

Day to Day  Living With Dementia
Author: Angela Lunde
Publsiher: Mayo Clinic Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1945564237

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Day-to-Day: Living With Dementia offers essential caregiving guidance, including practical tips and resources, techniques for working through difficult emotions, and strategies for managing common dementia-related challenges. Caring for someone with dementia can be a challenging, heartbreaking experience … but it can also be rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful. Millions of people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease and similar disorders. Millions more are in a caring and supportive role. As many as 1 in 4 Baby Boomers provides care for someone living with dementia, and this number is only expected to grow. Most dementia caregivers find that the first, and sometimes most difficult step, is accepting the diagnosis and adjusting to a new normal. In Day-to-Day Living With Dementia, Angela Lunde, M.A., an expert in dementia care at Mayo Clinic, helps you take that first step and chart your path toward living well, even in the face of dementia. In her 20 years of experience with dementia, Ms. Lunde has made it her mission to improve emotional well-being and quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners. This book gives you the research-backed strategies Ms. Lunde applies in her work every day. Day-to-Day Living With Dementia will help you: · Acknowledge and work through difficult emotions · Find helpful resources for practical and emotional support · Understand what someone with dementia may be thinking and feeling · Learn techniques for coping with common caregiver challenges · Find ways to care for yourself

The 36 Hour Day

The 36 Hour Day
Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2021-08-10
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781421441702

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The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

The Caregiver Report Sheet

The Caregiver Report Sheet
Author: Caring Heart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-09-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1696158133

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A very useful Journal with daily report sheets to record and track all the important information of your patients. Very helpful if there are multiple caregivers or family who doesn't understand what's going on every day. Each page will have a place to record: Daily care (grooming, eating, getting dress by themselves or with help) Food and drink consumption Medication Orientation Pain level Sleep Bowel movement and urine Emesis (vomit) Bath, Shower Activities Visits & phone calls Notes

Essentials of Dementia

Essentials of Dementia
Author: Dr Shibley Rahman,Robert Howard
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-01-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781784507541

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To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way. Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.