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AARP Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author : Pauline Boss
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, Pauline Boss provides 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.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author : Pauline Boss
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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.

A Loved One with Dementia

Author : Jean Rawitt
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"This book addresses the challenges teenagers may face when a family member has dementia. It offers valuable information and support, with stories from young adults themselves and interviews with adults who know and care for people with dementia"--

Redefining Aging

Author : Ann Kaiser Stearns
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Topics include• Improving the quality of life for the one giving and the one receiving care; Distinguishing normal aging from early warning signs ; Understanding caregiver sadness, resentment, guilt, and grief; Using strategies and skills to minimize an impaired elder's distress and emotional outbursts and the caregiver's own anxieties about growing old; Finding resources to aid in the care of the loved one and protect the caregiver from stress overload ; Moving forward after the death of a loved one to have a meaningful life of one's own; Overcoming ageist stereotypes and deciding what kind of "old personone will be• Making life easier for those who someday will care for usRedefining Aging will help readers think differently about caregiving and their own aging.

Help Is Here

Author : Marian Hodges
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When Someone You Love Has Dementia

Author : Susan Elliot-Wright
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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.

Reflections of Hope

Author : Heidi Dalton
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Drawing insight from her own journey with her mom's battle with dementia, Heidi will lovingly and compassionately walk you through many of the feelings and decisions one faces throughout this process. Reflections of Hope includes real-life stories, questions to reflect upon, devotional thoughts, and prayers for direction, comfort and peace.

EMBRACING DEMENTIA A Call to Love

Author : Ellen Marie Edmonds
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Chapters 8 13 The Practice of Generalist Social Work Third Edition

Author : Julie Birkenmaier
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This text for generalist practice courses is also available with a treasure trove of related materials for use in a two or three-course practice sequence. The text helps translate the guiding theoretical perspectives of social justice, human rights, and critical social construction into purposeful social work practice. Six unique cases, specially written for this Series, provide a "learning by doing" framework unavailable from any other social work publisher. Companion readings and many other resources enable this text to be the centerpiece for three semesters of practice teaching. Go to www.routledgesw.com to learn more. This custom edition includes chapters 8-13 for instructors teaching the second semester of a two-semester generalist practice sequence, and is also available in e-book editions in a full range of digital formats.

Death and Dying Sourcebook

Author : Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
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Provides information about end-of-life perspectives and the medical management of symptoms that can occur as death draws near.

When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home Care

Author : Robert F. Bornstein
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Offers information on evaluating out-of-home care options and provides tips on adjusting to nursing home routines, interacting with staff, and financial issues.

Vital Connections in Long term Care

Author : Julie Barton
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Structured like a workbook, this title provides lessons, exercises, discussion questions, multicultural and interdenominational case examples, journalling opportunities and implementation suggestions that can be used to sensitize care home staff and others to residents' spirituality.

Video Resource Catalog

Author : Illinois. Department on Aging
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Navigating the Alzheimer s Journey

Author : Carol Bowlby Sifton
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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is more stressful than almost any other caregiving role. You may already know firsthand how true this is. With limited treatment options from the medical community, it is truly your care that is the most meaningful treatment for your loved one. Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey is your best guide to providing that care. Whether the diagnosis is still fresh or you are well into your caregiving journey, the suggestions in this book will smooth your way. Filled with reassurances and practical advice, Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey gives you the encouragement and tools you need to manage the daily care of someone with dementia in a caring, compassionate, and supportive way. As a longstanding professional Alzheimer's specialist and a former caregiver herself, Carol Bowlby Sifton knows exactly what information you need to know, including how Alzheimer's disease and other dementias may affect your loved ones, how to communicate and interact most successfully, and how to manage activities of daily care. Learn why challenging behaviors occur and how to respond to them, how to arrange the environment to support everyday functioning, how to capitalize on remaining abilities, when and how to get help, and what plans to make for future care. You will find your most pressing day-to-day needs met in this comprehensive and informative book. Just like a compass, it will keep you confidently pointed in the right direction at each stage of your caregiving journey.

Dementia Praecox

Author : Eugen Bleuler
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Dementia with Dignity

Author : Barbara Sherman
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A comprehensive and compassionate guide for both individuals and professionals involved in the care of Alzheimer's and other dementia sufferers; gives special attention to the caregiver's well-being. Features practical approaches to specific behavioral challenges, such as repetiveness, losing and hiding items, evening agitation and sleeplessness, as well as techniques for dealing with depression, hallucinations, and personality and mood changes. Provides a practical view of the care capabilities of nursing homes and demential hotels, and offers coping techniques for each stage of the illness.

When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer s

Author : David Carroll
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Here is the first definitive, how-to book for loved ones giving care to the two to three million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

The Validation Breakthrough

Author : Naomi Feil
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"The validation breakthough: simple techniques for communicating with people with Alzheimer's--type dementia.

When a Family Member Has Dementia

Author : Susan McCurry
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Describes a set of core principles that will help caregivers become more spontaneous and flexible in their responses to the daily challenges of dementia care.

State of the Art in Dementia Care

Author : Mary Marshall
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