Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy "This book is a must for anyone suffering alongside a loved one with dementia.

Author: Pauline Boss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002292

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 420

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.
Categories: Psychology

How to Help Someone with Dementia

How to Help Someone with Dementia

Practical information in an accessible format. This book helps you understand how dementia works and its effect on your loved one.

Author: Michelle Hamill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789563011

Category:

Page:

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There can be a lot of understandable fear and worry when a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia. Whilst the stigma of dementia can be powerful it should not restrict a person from finding meaning and purpose in life. Psychologists Dr Michelle Hamill and Dr Martina McCarthy believe that a holistic and relationship-centred understanding of dementia can help to acknowledge the challenges of the condition, whilst enabling people to live with dignity. This book provides insights and ideas to improve quality of life for both you and your loved one, drawing on the experiences of people who are caring for a person with dementia from our services. Through the book you will: understand dementia and the symptoms and behaviours that people with dementia can present with; learn communication skills and strategies that can help when caring for a person with dementia; and explore compassion-based care, develop resilience and improve your wellbeing. Whilst every situation is unique, this book will give you the confidence and advice you need to help you support your loved one.
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Dealing with Dementia For Dummies

Dealing with Dementia For Dummies

This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how ...

Author: Simon Atkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118924693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 898

Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementia If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Gives you the straight facts on dementia Covers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementia Helps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosis Provides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illness If you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.
Categories: Health & Fitness

How to Help People with Dementia

How to Help People with Dementia

This guide is for anyone who works with the general public in a customer-facing role, either face-to-face or providing support via the phone or online channels.There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with this number set to rise to ...

Author: Alzheimer's Society

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906647283

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 20

View: 317

How to Help People with Dementia: A guide for customer-facing staff explains how small actions can make a big difference when you are serving customers with dementia. A staff member who recognises symptoms and demonstrates understanding to someone who may be having problems, can make their day-to-day life much better. This guide is for anyone who works with the general public in a customer-facing role, either face-to-face or providing support via the phone or online channels.There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with this number set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community and are looking for dementia-friendly service. Knowledgeable and confident staff may enhance the reputation of an organisation and help it to attract new business.This comprehensive resource will help staff in shops, businesses and services be more aware of and understand the common symptoms of dementia and how it affects people. It provides staff with the support they need to communicate confidently with people with dementia and understand any potential impact of the surrounding environment.It offers clear, straightforward guidance and practical tips on how to help someone with dementia in a service setting. Staff who know how to respond appropriately when someone with dementia is experiencing difficulty can offer a high quality service to this valued customer group.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Home Care Residential Care Home Or Nursing Care Home

Home Care  Residential Care Home Or Nursing Care Home

This book aims to guide anyone who has an elderly relative living in care home on ways of observing and helping ensure that his/her relative receives the best quality care service available at this time when the care sector is seeing its ...

Author: Ch'ka Amaechi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798693665668

Category:

Page: 116

View: 808

This book aims to guide anyone who has an elderly relative living in care home on ways of observing and helping ensure that his/her relative receives the best quality care service available at this time when the care sector is seeing its greatest challenge. There is very missing connection between the Carer and the residents/relatives/friends who are all on the receiving end of a battered system. This memoir contains ways of building a sustainable partnership between Carers and relatives and improve the level of compassion in care service which their loved ones receive in either Residential Care Home, Nursing Care Home or Home Care.It contains practical advice for families and friends of people living with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and other forms of disabilities.
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Alzheimer s and Dementia For Dummies

Alzheimer s and Dementia For Dummies

Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia Learn the critical information ...

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119187738

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 456

View: 290

Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape. Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed—but a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dementia For Dummies UK

Dementia For Dummies   UK

This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how ...

Author: Simon Atkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118924709

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 701

Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementia within the UK healthcare system If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies, UK Edition provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Gives you the straight facts on dementia Covers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementia Helps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosis Provides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illness If you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.
Categories: Health & Fitness

When Someone You Love Has Dementia

When Someone You Love Has Dementia

This book looks at practicalities and relationships, including: Defining Alzheimer's and other dementias; Diagnosis; After diagnosis; planning for the future; Medications to help with symptoms such as memory problems, wandering, and ...

Author: Susan Elliot-Wright

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781847094049

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 176

Dementia affects more than 700,000 people in the UK; Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 417,000 people in the UK and some four million in the USA. While dementia affects mostly older people, some 17,000 young people also have dementia in the UK. There are treatments, but no cure. Caring for people with dementia is a well-recognized burden, but recently there have been moves to represent this in a more positive light, emphasising people with dementia as individuals who deserve respect, rather than as the challenge as which they have traditionally been viewed. Nevertheless, for individual carers without enough support, having a loved one with dementia often remains challenging. This book looks at practicalities and relationships, including: Defining Alzheimer's and other dementias; Diagnosis; After diagnosis; planning for the future; Medications to help with symptoms such as memory problems, wandering, and aggressive behavior; Other therapies such as music therapy; Practicalities: coping with strange behaviour, confusion, memory problems. Outside help and services and how to access them; Later stages of dementia; issues to consider such as residential care, financial arrangements, wills and living wills and coping with being a carer.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Alzheimer s Care

Alzheimer s Care

Here are just some of the things you will discover in this book: - What are the early signs of Alzheimer's dementia? - What are the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease? - Important safety issues in the care of Alzheimer's patients.

Author: Nancy J. Wiles

Publisher: Living Plus Healthy Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

View: 494

Alzheimer's disease affects about 13 percent of individuals over the age of 65 and about 50 percent of those over the age of 85. Almost 15 million Americans spend their time caring for a person with Alzheimer’s dementia. If your loved one suffers from this condition or starts to show early warning signs, you are probably very worried and concerned. You are probably wondering: - When the condition would start to impact and change your loved one's life? - How much time would it be before your loved one is no longer able to recognize you? - Is full-time care needed? Or would your loved one be able to live on their own? - Would the Alzheimer's cause your loved one to die earlier than normal? Of course you want the best for your family, and would like to help your loved one and your family cope with this life changing situation as best as possible. "Alzheimer's Care" can help. It will teach you everything you need to know about the signs & symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, how to deal with your emotions, family life, caregiving, and more. Here are just some of the things you will discover in this book: - What are the early signs of Alzheimer's dementia? - What are the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease? - Important safety issues in the care of Alzheimer's patients. - How to help Alzheimer's patient keep their memories for as long as possible? - What are the feeding & nutrition requirements for someone with Alzheimer's? - How to make eating pleasurable? - Ways to minimize the stress and frustration of family members. - Questions you must ask before selecting a nursing home for long-term care facility for your loved one. - Simple techniques for communicating with Alzheimer's patient without getting frustrated. - How to effectively deal with behavioral problems? - How to improve the quality of life for your loved one? - How to take care of yourself, reduce stress, & prevent burn-out as a caregiver? - And much more...
Categories: Health & Fitness

Alzheimer s Medical Advisor

Alzheimer s Medical Advisor

This book is a resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or dementia who are also beginning to experience non-memory-related medical conditions.

Author: Philip Sloane

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 9781934716663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 139

As we move through life many of us find ourselves needing to help a family member or friend with a medical condition. If the condition is temporary, our need to help is temporary. However, chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's and other dementias require longer-term, possibly ever-increasing assistance. Problems with thinking and memory lead to new, different, and often challenging behaviors. In addition, caring for someone with Alzheimer's often means helping them deal with other medical problems that are often difficult to recognize. This book is a resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or dementia who are also beginning to experience non-memory-related medical conditions. It addresses 54 medical conditions that caregivers often must deal with when providing care. Each medical condition is addressed in an easy-to-follow, two-page guide that provides basic facts about the medical condition, signs that indicate a possible emergency, tips on providing relief in the home, other related issues to watch out for, and safety tips for the caregiver. Written by experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, this book is based on the latest clinical knowledge and scientific research on Alzheimer's and the care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. It includes basic facts about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and practical guidance when conferring with doctors and nurses, when visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living residences, and during the dying process. Also, an entire chapter is devoted to what caregivers need to do to take care of themselves while helping someone with Alzheimer's and related dementia. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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The Living Well with Dementia Course

The Living Well with Dementia Course

This workbook outlines the Living Well with Dementia course, a post-diagnostic course for people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia.

Author: Richard Cheston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351008983

Category: Medical

Page: 102

View: 479

The Living Well with Dementia Course: A Workbook for Facilitators will be an indispensable guide to providing support to people after they have received a dementia diagnosis. The workbook provides facilitators with a realistic but positive approach to helping people with dementia understand and adjust to their condition, helping them to live as well as possible. This workbook outlines the Living Well with Dementia course, a post-diagnostic course for people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia. Its session-by-session structure, along with e-resources including handouts for course participants, will help facilitators provide a realistic but positive approach to support after a diagnosis. Aimed at facilitators, and drawing on the authors’ many years of clinical and research experience, The Living Well with Dementia Course workbook will be of great assistance to healthcare professionals and support workers in many different settings, including specialist NHS dementia services, primary care services and the voluntary and community sector.
Categories: Medical

Dementia

Dementia

Updated to include new research on sleep, exercise and reducing dementia risk, information on inherited dementias and guidance on care homes and legal issues, this guide will help those with dementia and their families make sure that they ...

Author: JUNE. ANDREWS

Publisher:

ISBN: 1788165055

Category:

Page: 384

View: 830

'Exactly what is needed. Sensible advice from someone who really knows what she is talking about.' John Humphrys Across the world, 50 million people live with dementia. Even more are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. But still, most people who are diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. Dementia: The One-Stop Guide aims to fill this gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, someone with dementia. It offers clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive. Updated to include new research on sleep, exercise and reducing dementia risk, information on inherited dementias and guidance on care homes and legal issues, this guide will help those with dementia and their families make sure that they can stay well and happy for as long as possible.
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Dementia The One Stop Guide

Dementia  The One Stop Guide

With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this guide will help those with dementia and their families to make sure ...

Author: June Andrews

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659910

Category: Self-Help

Page: 401

View: 563

Across the world, 44.4 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. And as much of the world struggles with an aging population, dementia is set to become ever more of a challenge for societies and individuals. But still, most people who are diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. Dementia: The One-Stop Guide aims to fill this gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, dementia. With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this guide will help those with dementia and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible.
Categories: Self-Help

Can I tell you about Dementia

Can I tell you about Dementia

With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult.

Author: Jude Welton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006349

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 456

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. He also gives advice on how to help someone with dementia stay as mentally and physically active as possible, keep safe and continue to feel cared for and valued. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult. It will also guide family, friends and carers in understanding and explaining the condition and could serve as an excellent starting point for family discussions.
Categories: Health & Fitness

A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias Second Edition

A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias  Second Edition

Written by leading dementia experts, this book provides clear and concise information on: · Symptoms · Diagnosis and treatments · Getting help and support · Tips for people living with dementia · Advice for carers This is a fully ...

Author: James Warner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508357

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 776

If you or a loved one are worried about Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, this pocket guide will help you to better understand the conditions, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Written by leading dementia experts, this book provides clear and concise information on: · Symptoms · Diagnosis and treatments · Getting help and support · Tips for people living with dementia · Advice for carers This is a fully-updated edition of the popular Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, which featured on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme.
Categories: Health & Fitness

How to Help Someone with Dementia

How to Help Someone with Dementia

This book provides insights and ideas to improve quality of life for both you and your loved one, drawing on the experiences of people who are caring for a person with dementia from our services.

Author: Michelle Hamill

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781801291521

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 959

There can be a lot of understandable fear and worry when a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia. Whilst the stigma of dementia can be powerful it should not restrict a person from finding meaning and purpose in life. Psychologists Dr Michelle Hamill and Dr Martina McCarthy believe that a holistic and relationship-centred understanding of dementia can help to acknowledge the challenges of the condition, whilst enabling people to live with dignity. This book provides insights and ideas to improve quality of life for both you and your loved one, drawing on the experiences of people who are caring for a person with dementia from our services. Through the book you will: understand dementia and the symptoms and behaviours that people with dementia can present with; learn communication skills and strategies that can help when caring for a person with dementia; and explore compassion-based care, develop resilience and improve your wellbeing. Whilst every situation is unique, this book will give you the confidence and advice you need to help you support your loved one.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dementia Carers Handbook

Dementia Carers  Handbook

Emerson Jones has years of experience looking after someone with dementia and this experience as a carer, together with consultation with experts, other practitioners and families has prompted him to write this comprehensive handbook for ...

Author: Emerson J. Jones

Publisher: ShieldCrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781912505609

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Emerson Jones has years of experience looking after someone with dementia and this experience as a carer, together with consultation with experts, other practitioners and families has prompted him to write this comprehensive handbook for the benefit of both professional carers and those looking after family members with dementia. It provides valuable advice and information for the delivery of care and support along all stages of the dementia care pathway. It also provides strategies for coping with various forms of behavioural challenges, cognitive impairment and functional disabilities that may occur. The handbook also describes tools to help the delivery of compassionate, sustainable and responsive quality care with a focus on building the resilience of carers and geared towards enhancing their quality of life. The challenges carers might face in safeguarding and upholding the dignity and self-respect of those with dementia are also covered. This book is a must read for all those involved with this debilitating disease.
Categories: Political Science

Dementia

Dementia

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them.

Author: Dave Pulsford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052436

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 925

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Communicating Across Dementia

Communicating Across Dementia

This jargon-free book explains why this happens and how you have to rethink your whole approach by: Making key changes to the way you communicate Creating the right physical environment for good communication And bear in mind that ...

Author: Stephen Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472114785

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 864

If someone close to you has dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type) you will know that communication gradually becomes more difficult and at times frustrating. This jargon-free book explains why this happens and how you have to rethink your whole approach by: Making key changes to the way you communicate Creating the right physical environment for good communication And bear in mind that communication in the broadest sense goes well beyond talking; there is also a wide range of non-verbal communication such as facial expression, posture and touch. The person with dementia in your life needs your help. This straightforward book will help you to acquire the knack for improving and facilitating communication that works in a wide variety of situations including: Improving conversation Finding stimulating activities Dealing with challenging situations Making important decisions Reducing stress and agitation Moving into residential care This book provides invaluable information for people helping to care for people with dementia at home and also those who do so as part of their job.
Categories: Health & Fitness