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Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer S Disease

Author : Elizabeth T Hall
ISBN : 9781317826248
Genre : Medical
File Size : 86. 73 MB
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Clarify your thinking on an issue that can tear families apart! Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Christian Perspective is the touching story of a woman’s daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how God’s presence in her life has helped her. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. This important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer’s disease and how God’s presence in your life can help lift that burden. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease gives you firsthand accounts of the stages of pain, despair, acceptance, and victory that you may experience while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s to let you know that what you are feeling is normal and that God will help you overcome these challenges. Alzheimer’s disease often goes undetected until its later stages. This informative book renders a clear description of the disease, alerting you to the known warning signs of dementia, and preparing you for the possibility of such a diagnosis. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease is filled with tips and suggestions to make caring for your loved one easier for both of you, such as: learning to separate the person from the disease researching the disease and keeping informed about every aspect of this progressive and irreversible neurological disorder realizing that you need emotional support and should seek help from your pastor, church care group, or best friend discovering how having power of attorney and creating a living will can prevent many problems in the future understanding that to care for your loved one at home is challenging and that taking simple steps, such as “baby-proofing” your house, will prevent traumatic disasters turning your anger and guilt to positive energy and avoiding emotional drain and strain This unique book offers you solace amidst the turbulence of caring for someone stricken with this difficult condition. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease provides an open and honest description of how faith can comfort and support you and your family while you care for someone with dementia.

Pilgrim Souls

Author : Jim Lotz
ISBN : 9781459502765
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72. 79 MB
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This memoir focuses on an experience all of us dread. Pat Lotz was an accomplished author and editor, active in her community, and a loving wife and mother. She succumbed to dementia which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer's at the age of 81. Jim Lotz, her husband, and himself the author of more than 20 books, became her primary caregiver and spent six years in this role before her death in 2012. Growing numbers of people are falling victim to dementia, and the condition challenges health care professionals and the health care system because there is no cure or treatment. Many people unexpectedly find themselves in the same role as Jim -- caregiver -- because they don't want to see their loved ones institutionalized before it is necessary. But caring for someone suffering from dementia is enormously challenging, and there are very few places to look for useful information and guidance. Jim's experiences offer insight, understanding, and hope for others facing the same situation. The past is often key to understanding the present for someone caring for a person with dementia. A caregiver who has shared a life is often able to understand what others could hardly guess at. Time and again in Jim's narrative, he is able to bring the perspective of his knowledge of Pat, her values, her loves, her fears, and her life experiences to shed a light that makes her words and actions more understandable. For many, the best approach to coming to grips with dementia has been through the worlds of literature and film. To these resources we can now add Jim Lotz's moving and compelling account of his life with his wife Pat before -- and after -- the onset of her dementia. In Pilgrim Souls, Jim has written a clear-eyed, emotionally honest and tremendously moving love story.

When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Author : Joy A. Glenner
ISBN : 9780801881138
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 65. 15 MB
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"A succinct, original tool for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Highly recommended." -- Peter V. Rabins, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and co-author of The 36-Hour Day

I Care

Author : Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills
ISBN : 9781452590745
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 86. 96 MB
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This book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia. I Care covers: Minimizing the care partner’s fears, frustrations, and stress Managing changes in communication, memory loss and behavior using best care techniques Making the home safe and supportive Understanding changes in brain function Addressing financial and legal issues And much more “I Care is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.” Dr Stephen Jones, Specialty Geriatric Medicine Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT “...I Care not only benefits persons with dementias, but has the potential to offer a more meaningful and less stressful experience for their care partners.” Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, MPH, PhD, Executive Director American Association for Long Term Care Nursing “It’s exciting that a book is now available specifically to help caregivers navigate the difficulties encountered in caring for someone suffering with cognitive impairments. I Care provides a sense of real hope that quality of life issues will not necessarily diminish when effective care management principles are adopted.” Marc Wortmann, Executive Director Alzheimer’s Disease International “I Care helps us bridge the gap between our medical understanding and the practical aspects facing caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The authors present a very accessible, understandable combination of scientific background, personal stories and practical strategies. I wish this book was available years ago. I could have been a better care partner for my grandmother and my mother-in-law.” Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Caring For A Loved One With Dementia

Author : Marguerite Manteau-Rao
ISBN : 9781626251595
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 57. 90 MB
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If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia. In this book, you’ll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you’ll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.

Keeping Mum

Author : Marianne Talbot
ISBN : 9781848505384
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
File Size : 74. 51 MB
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"At 3am I was startled awake by the opening of the stairgate. Leaping out of bed I found Mum, clothes on over her pyjamas, grumbling she was fed up of being moved from pillar to post and was going home."When her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Marianne Talbot decided she couldn't put her into a care home. Instead, for five years, she looked after her mum in her own home. For nearly three of those years she chronicled for the readers of Saga Magazine Online the fears and frustrations, the love and the laughter, and the tears and the traumas of caring. Now, in this heart warming book, you too can meet Marianne, Mum, and the appalling Fatcat. You will also find plenty of practical tips for caring for someone with dementia and on staying sane whilst doing so, a resources and useful contacts section and Marianne's reflections on caring from a distance, and on when caring comes to an end. Written for anyone, anywhere, who has anything to do with dementia or with caring; in reading it you will know you are not alone.

A Family Guide To Dementia

Author : Kate Corr
ISBN : 9781483586892
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 83. 8 MB
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This book is for the silent army of unpaid carers who support people living with dementia. We answer the questions you want to know, like is it ever okay to lie to someone with dementia? What’s the best way to cope with boredom, anger or repitition? How can I keep on caring when nothing seems to go right? Written by dementia specialists at Unforgettable, this book has been created with an understanding of what carers and people with dementia go through, as the company's founder explains: 'I know how hard it is to care for a loved one with dementia,' says James Ashwell. 'My mum was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in her fifties and I cared for her for five long years. At times, I felt completely overwhelmed. Looking after her wasn’t only physically and emotionally draining, it was also isolating. I often felt very lonely. 'However, having spoken to hundreds of people since then I realise I wasn’t alone at all. Not only do we all experience the same kind of feelings — namely fear, guilt, worry, exhaustion and sadness — we also experience many of the same practical challenges too. That’s why I founded Unforgettable and why we’ve compiled this book for anyone affected by dementia — carers, family members or friends. 'This is the book I wish I’d had. It’s designed to help you with all aspects of daily life, to offer you some new ideas based on experience, and to remind you that you’re doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.' So whether you’re just starting out, or already looking after a loved one with dementia, you’ll find all the essential information you need in this down-to-earth little handbook. From dealing with challenging behaviour to sorting out financial and legal issues or searching for answers to tricky, ethical dilemmas, this book provides you with much needed advice.

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