Montessori-based Activities for Persons with Dementia

Author: Cameron J. Camp

Publisher: Myers Research Inst

ISBN: 9781933829005

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5766

Expand your activity programming with all new Montessori-based activities for people with dementia. A follow-up to the popular first book, Volume 2 promotes increased opportunities for socialization and interaction. The book includes intergenerational programming, group activities, ideas especially for men, and sensory stimulation exercises. Also, range-of-motion and self-care activities for enhancing restorative nursing and rehabilitation are described. Step-by-step instructions and tips for extension and adaptation are provided for all 38 activities.


From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach

Author: Ellen Hickey,Michelle S. Bourgeois

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136874232

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 8627

Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach is a comprehensive description of a functional and behavioral approach to assessing and treating persons with dementia. While very practical, the information is embedded in a scientific context of the causes, neuropsychological manifestations, and complications of dementia. The management of the impairments of dementia is centered on its functional consequences and impact on daily living. The chapters describe behavioral interventions and environmental strategies that aim to improve daily activities and quality of life from a proactive communication and memory basis. Specific suggestions are provided to enhance family involvement and staff relationships, interdisciplinary cooperation, reimbursement, and documentation across various home and institutional settings. The book is written in a straightforward style and is evenhanded in its critical analyses of the evidence available to inform practice. The extensive clinical backgrounds of the authors allow them to use ‘real world’ case studies to illustrate common challenges of persons with dementia and potential solutions for caregivers. Further resources and clinical materials are included in comprehensive appendices. The volume provides essential reading for clinicians and administrators who seek to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them. It is also an invaluable reference for beginning students in adult language disorders and gerontology.

Augmentative Communication Strategies for Adults with Acute Or Chronic Medical Conditions

Author: David R. Beukelman,Kathryn L. Garrett,Kathryn M. Yorkston

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557668752

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

View: 8526

This practical guidebook and CD?ROM set gathers in one place everything professionals need to support and improve communication for adults with specific medical conditions. Includes expert guidance on providing effective AAC services for people with a ran

Human Development: A Life-Span View

Author: Robert Kail,John Cavanaugh

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111834113

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 2777

Balanced coverage of the entire life span is just one thing that distinguishes HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 6TH EDITION. With its comprehensive, succinct, and applied coverage, the text has proven its ability to capture students’ interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert V. Kail’s expertise in childhood and adolescence, combined with John C. Cavanaugh’s extensive research in gerontology, result in a book with a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development in sequential order from conception through late life, while also dedicating several chapters to key topical issues. This organization also allows the book to be relatively briefer than other texts a benefit given the enormous amount of information covered in the course. The authors provide theoretical and empirical foundations that enable students to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. A blend of basic and applied research, as well as coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends, demonstrates connections between the laboratory and life. A complete media and supplement package--including videos, the PowerLecture (lecture presentation tool), and student study tools--supports students and instructors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Successful aging through the life span

intergenerational issues in health

Author: May L. Wykle,Peter J. Whitehouse,Diane L. Morris

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826125644

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 213

View: 9168

This book explores concepts and practices for productive aging: What factors contribute to successful aging? What is the role of exercise and nutrition? What is the role of children and adults in interaction with elders? The chapters identify the best practices for successful aging, examine trends in intergenerational caregiving, and define roles and responsibilities across the life span. Topics addressed include: how to maximize productive engagement of older adults how multigenerational issues impact successful aging the ways in which a learning environment can promote intergenerational relationships.


National Association for Home Care Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aged

Page: N.A

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End-of-life Issues and Persons with Disabilities

Author: Timothy Lillie,James L. Werth

Publisher: Pro-Ed


Category: Assisted suicide

Page: 187

View: 3419

This insightful book offers a cross-section of the latest thinking on this highly sensitive and very personal topic. Originating as a special series in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, End-of Life Issues and Persons with Disabilities is the product of the collaborative efforts of 23 leading scholars. This collection presents the many perspectives and arguments that will inform anyone involved in considering the effect of end-of-life policy decisions on persons with disabilities. This two-part, 18-chapter book discusses: *Physician-Assisted Suicide/Death *Who Decides Who Lives or Dies *Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment *Ethics and Morals *Chronic Sorrow *End-of-Life Struggles and Decisions *Rights of Disabled Persons Practitioners and scholars will find this an invaluable professional reference. Instructors and policy makers will appreciate the straightforward and balanced coverage of this timely material.

Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation

Effect of Medication on Therapy

Author: Lynette Carl,Joseph A. Gallo,Peter R. Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492581895

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 916

Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy With Web Resource serves as a textbook for students and a reference book for practicing rehabilitation professionals. Rather than discussing pharmacology as it relates to only a limited segment of rehabilitation professions, this text takes an interdisciplinary approach to the effects of medications on rehabilitation patients and assists rehabilitation professionals in designing patient-specific therapy plans based on coexisting disease states. Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation explains the necessary pharmacology and then focuses on the relationship between medications and the rehabilitation process. It offers a proactive approach to educating the patient and caregiver, monitoring the patient for side effects, and modifying therapy plans to provide the most effective and safe therapy for each patient. Written by a clinical pharmacist, a speech-language pathologist, and a physical therapist and athletic trainer, this unique guide helps readers in these ways: • Optimize rehabilitation sessions with appropriately timed and dosed administration of medication. • Understand the effects of medication on cognition and learning necessary for accomplishing the tasks of rehabilitation. • Identify medication-associated issues affecting the rehabilitation progress, such as dysphagia and problems with muscle function. • Work with patients, caregivers, staff, and physicians to determine appropriate interventions regarding medication use in patients. In each chapter, Patient Cases based on the authors’ clinical experiences engage readers in understanding how medications can positively or negatively affect the rehabilitation process. Readers will need to consider the role of various medications, drug interactions, and drug intolerances on speech and language, cognition, and ADL and motor functioning as they apply concepts to determine possible solutions to each case. Throughout the text more than 100 easy-to-use tables provide quick access to information, including potential side effects affecting rehabilitation for common medications used in treatment for many conditions and other possible side effects or considerations. Expanded versions of many of these tables are offered as downloadable PDFs in the accompanying web resource. Those tables provide more complete and in-depth coverage by breaking medications down by class, indications, dosage, and potential side effects or interactions. Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation begins by presenting foundational concepts necessary for understanding clinical disease states and the impact of medications used for treatment on rehabilitation. Chapters that follow are grouped by categories of clinical disease covering psychiatric and cognitive disorders, neurologic and movement disorders, chronic pain syndromes and substance abuse disorders, immune system disorders, and common chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac disease, thyroid and parathyroid disease, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and dysphagia. Each chapter begins with a definition of the condition or special population that it focuses on. Chapters are organized to provide an overview of the pathophysiology, pharmacology, mechanism of action, dosing and monitoring for effects, drug and food interactions, side effects and effects on rehabilitation, and the role of various rehabilitation specialists for each disease state. Summaries conclude each chapter to reinforce the important concepts covered. A glossary is included, and terms are boldfaced in the text to denote their inclusion. A medication index, an index of important terms, and an appendix with information on administering medications using iontophoresis and phonophoresis are also included. With Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, students in rehabilitation and related health care fields can gain essential knowledge to prevent adverse occurrences and medical complications and work with their patients, caregivers, pharmacists, and physicians to optimize rehabilitation and the return to daily living. For rehabilitation professionals, this essential reference provides an integrated understanding of medication use with nonpharmacologic therapies in rehabilitation patients.


Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4188

Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Second Edition

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193471

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 1274

"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information

Nursing Homes

Long Term Care Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Long-term care facilities

Page: N.A

View: 8359


Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders

The Expert Clinician's Approach

Author: Roberta J. Elman

Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597560702

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 3132

This resource for clinicians presents a number of group treatment methods for persons with aphasia or other neurogenic communication disorders. Introductory chapters address such general issues as measuring outcomes of group therapy and dealing with reimbursement. In the 15 chapters that follow, international specialists offer in-depth descriptions

Health Promotion and Aging

Practical Applications for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

Author: David Haber, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199186

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 2669

Praise for the fifth edition: I applaud Dr. Haber for addressing key concepts and issues in health promotion and aging, and making them accessible, respectful, mindful, and empowering. -Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD Director, Geriatrics Education and Research, University of New England Past President, AGHE David Haber has done it again! ...A must-have for students and faculty alike. -Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act, information about the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples, up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations, and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alternative medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an instructor's manual. The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging. New to this Edition: Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative New section on technology and aging Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management Updated information on public health policy Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care Updated sociodemographic trends Instructor's manual

Pathophysiological Phenomena in Nursing

Human Responses to Illness

Author: Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman,Ada M. Lindsey,Claudia M. West

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721684536

Category: Medical

Page: 459

View: 888

Pathophysiological Phenomena in Nursing: Human Responses to Illness synthesizes the latest knowledge and understanding about human responses to a range of significant biological processes, symptoms, and clinical manifestations of illness. This advanced text provides a basis for developing or examining the current knowledge and evidence base for nursing practice in these important areas across the age and health-illness continuums. Five biological life processes form the book's broad organizational structure -Regulation, Cognition, Sensation, Protection, and Motion. Examination of each of the 21 phenomena covered within the sections includes definition, prevalence, populations at risk, risk factors (environmental, personal, and developmental), mechanisms, pathological consequences, related pathophysiological concepts, differential diagnosis, manifestations, surveillance, clinical management, conceptual model(s), case studies, selected research, and questions for future study. Uses a conceptual approach to examining and understanding 21 common clinical problems to help nurses focus on phenomena they encounter frequently across disease and illness categories and across settings. Focuses on human responses to illness in adult and older adult populations to assist the nurse to develop, test, implement and evaluate clinical therapies to prevent or alleviate these responses. Presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based knowledge related to each physiological phenomena to help nurses develop the knowledge base needed to deliver the most effective care possible. Offers a conceptual foundation for the study of human responses and clinical pathophysiological phenomena from which to teach and learn the science of nursing. Provides a baseline of conceptual, research-based information from which to design further investigations. Provides empirical support for nursing theory development and further research. Follows a consistent organization within each chapter to enable the reader to easily locate desired information. Includes case studies to link chapter content with real-world patient encounters. Addresses addiction in a separate chapter to accommodate expanded coverage of this topic. Introduces a new section, Cognition, featuring separate new chapters on dementia and acute confusion.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Adult Disorders

Author: Michel Hersen,Peter Sturmey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118144759

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 1982

Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Volume 2 covers the evidence-based practices now identified for treating adults with a wide range of DSM disorders. Topics include fundamental issues, adult cognitive disorders, substance-related disorders, psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders, and sexual disorders. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the evidence-based practice literature for each disorder and then covers several different treatment types for clinical implementation. Edited by the renowned Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen and featuring contributions from experts in the field, this reference is ideal for academics, researchers, and libraries.

Creative Forecasting

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Retirement communities

Page: N.A

View: 448


Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Author: Nancy A. Pachana,Ken Laidlaw

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191029106

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 448

Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.