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Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that seem irrational, aggressive, or unreasonably repetitive, and nothing you can do seems to help. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the difficult and annoying ways in ...
Confused, Angry, Anxious?: Why Working with Older People in Care Really Can be Difficult, and What to Do About it
Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that seem irrational, aggressive, or unreasonably repetitive, and nothing you can do seems to help. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the difficult and annoying ways in which older people in care can behave, (especially people with dementia), how to stay calm and kind, and how to solve the problems they can create. With many examples of everyday challenges and how to deal with them, this book has the potential to change your working life.
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24.16 USD

Confused, Angry, Anxious?: Why Working with Older People in Care Really Can be Difficult, and What to Do About it

by Bo Hejlskov Elven
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Administrators, nurses, dietary managers, and dietitians can support a person's right to make personal food choices (while also meeting regulatory guidelines and reducing liability) using this guide to creating person-centered meal plans in long-term care settings. This user-friendly resource is filled with pragmatic tips and guidelines as well as time-saving ...
The Inside Scoop on Informed Choice: A Step-by-Step Guide for Personalizing Diets in Long-Term Care
Administrators, nurses, dietary managers, and dietitians can support a person's right to make personal food choices (while also meeting regulatory guidelines and reducing liability) using this guide to creating person-centered meal plans in long-term care settings. This user-friendly resource is filled with pragmatic tips and guidelines as well as time-saving forms for planning and delivering individualized meals to meet dining preferences. The Inside Scoop debunks common myths and misinformation about special diets, restricted diets, doctor's orders, and federal regulations. It provides the tools and explanations for truly individualizing food services in elder care settings.
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68.240000 USD

The Inside Scoop on Informed Choice: A Step-by-Step Guide for Personalizing Diets in Long-Term Care

by Diane Hall
Spiral bound
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Leads the reader on a journey to discover the gifts in their own lives Gives readers the courage and motivation to have open, meaningful conversations with their loved ones A much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to catch ovarian cancer early by identifying their symptoms
When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts
Leads the reader on a journey to discover the gifts in their own lives Gives readers the courage and motivation to have open, meaningful conversations with their loved ones A much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to catch ovarian cancer early by identifying their symptoms
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17.800000 USD

When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts

by Jennifer Coken
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A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book ...
A Look Inside Alzheimer's: I Know Who I Am Today. But What About Tomorrow?
A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.
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17.800000 USD

A Look Inside Alzheimer's: I Know Who I Am Today. But What About Tomorrow?

by PJ Kimmerly, Susan Dublin, Marjorie N. Allen
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There is a growing population at the intersection of aging and disability who increasingly rely on old community service systems for care; systems that currently cannot handle the increase in demand and the crossing of the care-boundaries that have been set-up between the aging and those with disability. In response ...
Aging and Disability: Crossing Network Lines
There is a growing population at the intersection of aging and disability who increasingly rely on old community service systems for care; systems that currently cannot handle the increase in demand and the crossing of the care-boundaries that have been set-up between the aging and those with disability. In response to this need, Michelle Putnam has edited this volume to reflect the current research and conferences, facilitate collaboration across service networks, and encourage movement toward more effective service policies. Professional stakeholders evaluate the bridges and barriers to crossing network lines, the 2002-2004 Missouri case study identifying facilitators and barriers to working across aging and disability service networks is included and examined, and a chapter on current websites, agencies, and coalitions provides the much needed tools to bring collaboration into practice. With contributions from those on the fore-front of these issues, Aging and Disability will provide a basis for understanding why our aging and disability networks have so long been separated and what we can do to close that gap so that our elderly populations of those with disability and those aging into disability are provided the care and service they need to live in dignity.
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89.250000 USD

Aging and Disability: Crossing Network Lines

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In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor's perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents - and ourselves - from the Perils of Modern Healthcare reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This ground-breaking book, co-written by award-winning author Marcy ...
The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare
In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor's perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents - and ourselves - from the Perils of Modern Healthcare reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This ground-breaking book, co-written by award-winning author Marcy Houle and nationally-recognized geriatrician and public health advocate, Elizabeth Eckstrom MD MPH, sheds new light on aging by showing it from twin perspectives: the story of a daughter desperately seeking help for the parents she loves, and a geriatrician who offers life-changing strategies that can protect our loved ones and ourselves. Today, for many older adults, the medical delivery system is confusing, fragmented, and ill-equipped to provide comprehensive, person-centered care. Under our current healthcare model, thousands of aging persons face unnecessary suffering, hospitalizations and nursing home stays, and even preventable death. Seniors and families often feel powerless as they travel this sad journey. Not having knowledge of aging's changes, they resign themselves to believing there is nothing anyone can do to help, while some health care professionals simply write off symptoms seniors endure as just old age. But as Marcy Houle discovered in caring for her parents, many of the problems often are not just old age. Further, the real issue is not that the answers to ease suffering don't exist. Rather, what we need to know is generally not available to the general public. Even more concerning, many health care professionals have had little or no training in the care of older adults. The Gift of Caring hopes to change that. It is written to give empowerment to all older adults, family members, and health care professionals, by sharing much needed knowledge and practical strategies. The Gift of Caring shows the best ways to advocate for our parent's health care ... and our own ... by giving us the tools we need to insist upon the better way. Your parents and you deserve the best healthcare as you age- But there are so many reasons why that's not happening.You can change that.
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28.300000 USD

The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare

by Jennie Chin Hansen, Elizabeth Eckstrom, Marcy Cottrell Houle
Hardback
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement. Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really ...
Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security
How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement. Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really focus on what you want to do next, Get the Most Out of Your Retirement walks you through the process. You'll get step-by-step, practical tips to: *Nurture new and old relationships *Find meaning through volunteer and work opportunities*Take classes and pursue hobbies*Decide where to live*Retire abroad*Get organized and clean out the clutter*Stay within your budget*Simplify the legal paperwork*Live healthfully*And more! Our generation has decades of [bonus] years ahead that our parents didn't have. This is the one book you'll need not just to manage the business of life wisely but to make your retirement rich with health, happiness, and meaning. Sally Balch Hurme is author of the bestselling Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes as well as Checklist for Family Survivors, the 2015 Grand APEX Award winner, and Checklist for Family Caregivers. A lawyer with more than 20 years of experience advocating for people 50-plus and helping them understand complex issues, she recently retired and shares her professional expertise and personal experience in this newest book in her Checklist series.
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20.950000 USD

Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security

by Sally Balch Hurme
Paperback
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When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told ...
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying Yes to Living
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road. Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads-her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo-in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road-a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says yes to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life- strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age.
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28.340000 USD
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This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia ...
Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Guide to Personal Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques
This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia and ultimately improve quality of life for people living with dementia. Covering topics such as nutrition, stress, communication, memory and sleep, it provides all the tools and information necessary to build a personalised and flexible self-care plan which will improve and sustain quality of life. By clearing away the myths and stigma surrounding dementia, this book creates room for cooperation, creativity and hope.
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27.88 USD

Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Guide to Personal Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques

by Jackie Pool
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Can traditional arts improve an older adult's quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with an elder's cultural identity? In The Expressive Lives of Elders, Jon Kay and contributors from a diverse range of public institutions argue that such mediations work best when they are culturally, ...
The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging
Can traditional arts improve an older adult's quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with an elder's cultural identity? In The Expressive Lives of Elders, Jon Kay and contributors from a diverse range of public institutions argue that such mediations work best when they are culturally, socially, and personally relevant to the participants. From quilting and canning to weaving and woodworking, this book explores the role of traditional arts and folklore in the lives of older adults in the United States, highlighting the critical importance of ethnographic studies of creative aging for both understanding the expressive lives of elders and for designing effective arts therapies and programs. Each case study in this volume demonstrates how folklore and traditional practices help elders maintain their health and wellness, providing a road map for initiatives to improve the lives and well-being of America's aging population.
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94.500000 USD

The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging

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This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and ...
Latinos in an Aging World: Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives
This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural implications including possible policy changes are also considered. Written in an engaging style, each chapter opens with a vignette that puts a human face on the issues. Boxed exhibits highlight social programs and policies and physical and mental health challenges that impact Latino elders. Web alerts direct readers to sites that feature more detailed information related to the chapter's issues. Each chapter also features an introduction, examples, tables, figures, a summary, and discussion questions. The self-contained chapters can be presented in any order. Latinos in an Aging World explores: Real world problems individuals face in dealing with poverty, immigration, and health and retirement decisions The latest data on Latinos as compared to research on African- and Asian- Americans where appropriate The unique historical, demographic, social, familial, and economic situations of various Latino subgroups including those from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba How ethnicity affects one's position of wealth and power and sense of citizenship. The consequence of life-long disadvantages and stigmatization on economic, physical, and mental well-being The impact of one's neighborhood and the proximity to those from similar cultures on quality of life. The introduction motivates the book and sets the stage for the entire discussion. Chapter 1 reviews the histories of the major Hispanic subgroups along with various theories as they relate to race, ethnicity, and gender that provide a conceptual framework for understanding the later chapters. Demographic, economic, and social profiles of the various Hispanic subgroups are explored in chapter 2. Next the Latino population is explored from various perspectives including the economic and social situations of men and women and their educational, marital and family, and labor force experiences. Chapter 4 examines older immigrants and their families and identifies the resources available to them in their communities that often replicate the cultural and social support system of the old country. Major health risks that older Latinos face as a result of the disadvantages they experience throughout life are examined in chapter 5. Family situations and long-term care and living arrangements of older Hispanics are examined in chapter 6. The impact of neighborhood on quality of life in terms of safety and physical and mental wellbeing is explored in chapter 7. The burden that eldercare can place upon those who bear the responsibility of their daily care is explored in chapter 8. Chapter 9 investigates the gaps in income between minority and non-Hispanic white Americans and reviews what individuals with few resources need to know about financial management. The book concludes with the social, political, and economic implications of the growing Hispanic population and the role of NGOs and other organizations in providing services to older populations. Intended for courses on Latinos and aging, diversity, race and ethnicity, minorities and aging, adult development and aging, the psychology or sociology or politics of aging, geriatric social work, public health and aging, global aging, social or family policy, and health and society taught in the behavioral and social sciences, ethnic, or Latin American/Chicano Studies, this book also appeals to researchers and practitioners who work with Hispanic families.
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66.100000 USD

Latinos in an Aging World: Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives

by Jacqueline L. Angel, Ronald J. Angel
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For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible ...
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own: * Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come * Real solutions to create a support network * Questions about aging readers don't know to ask * Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course * Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.
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18.890000 USD
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A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory ...
The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment toseeka diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanises the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skilful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it's a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Pius chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list - because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That's news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.
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40.90 USD

The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

by Gayatri Devi
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This book is designed to be used by anybody working with older adults in residential, nursing and day care facilities. It provides a wealth of reminiscence material which can be used in a number of ways to rekindle memories and provide stimulating activity such as quizzes and discussion. Each year ...
Reminiscing Our Heritage: The 70s to the Millennium
This book is designed to be used by anybody working with older adults in residential, nursing and day care facilities. It provides a wealth of reminiscence material which can be used in a number of ways to rekindle memories and provide stimulating activity such as quizzes and discussion. Each year covered in the book is divided into the sections 'Major events', 'On the home front', 'Music', 'Television', 'Screen and page', 'Sport' and 'Do you remember?'. Many sections can be easily turned into quizzes and it would be simple to form a quiz from each year's material. One cannot cover all that happened in these years nor highlight all the associations each event or fact triggers, so the material is intended to be expanded on by the memories it triggers in clients during discussion. So, for example, where a film title is mentioned ask if people can recall the stars of the film, its plot and how it ended. The 'Major events' section will trigger lots of opinions too as it covers the political events of the decades so try to get the groups to discuss the ethical and moral dilemmas these posed at the time. The book is intended for use with individuals and groups but you will discover that in a group one persons memories will trigger another's and so what seems like a small topic can last for the whole session as we all try to tell our personal tales. While the content has a UK bias, it also covers the major world events of the decades but I have included a blank page for each year for you to record your own personal landmarks and achievements and also those of your local town or community.specialising in older adults mental health to a deeper level.
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55.600000 USD

Reminiscing Our Heritage: The 70s to the Millennium

by Danny Walsh
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It is very common for a person with dementia to exhibit unexpected or inappropriate sexual behaviour and yet few resources exist to help partners, family members, caregivers, and others address it. Now for the first time, esteemed geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Doug Wornell provides a compassionate and detailed understanding of the ...
Sexuality & Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors
It is very common for a person with dementia to exhibit unexpected or inappropriate sexual behaviour and yet few resources exist to help partners, family members, caregivers, and others address it. Now for the first time, esteemed geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Doug Wornell provides a compassionate and detailed understanding of the issue and strategies for how to cope. Tackling a difficult subject without shame or embarrassment, Sexuality and Dementia offers essential information and practical solutions so that people with dementia and their partners can have stronger and happier relationships. It provides: An explanation of the physical basis of the connection between dementia and changes in sexual drive and behaviour, including the impact of anatomy, brain chemicals and hormones. Information on the sexual effects of medications used in dementia treatment. An understanding of how emotional connections can be distorted in dementia (for instance, love may become funny and sexual excitement may be accompanied by either sadness or anger). Practical advice for how to handle sexual behaviour like flirtation, masturbation, verbal abuse, grabbing, and exhibitionism. Recommendations to minimise the legal risk and potential for injury, as well as the risk of abuse or becoming a victim of inappropriate sexual behaviour, in long-term care facilities. Personal stories of the many ways couples have chosen to deal with the changes to their sexual dynamic and relationship. Shedding light on a topic that is too often ignored or brushed aside, Sexuality and Dementia is an invaluable resource, providing hope that people with dementia and their partners can maintain sexually satisfying lives while dealing productively with inappropriate and troubling behaviour.
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18.850000 USD

Sexuality & Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors

by Douglas Wornell
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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and ...
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on * devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia* strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms* changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws* palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship* dementia due to traumatic brain injury* choosing a residential care facility* support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.
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57.750000 USD

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

by Peter V. Rabins, Nancy L. Mace
Hardback
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If you are facing the daunting reality that you are about to become a caregiver -- whether you planned for it or not -- this is the down-to-earth and authoritative answer you need. Jennifer FitzPatrick has been through nearly every possible scenario on the caregiving spectrum, both professionally and personally, ...
Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One
If you are facing the daunting reality that you are about to become a caregiver -- whether you planned for it or not -- this is the down-to-earth and authoritative answer you need. Jennifer FitzPatrick has been through nearly every possible scenario on the caregiving spectrum, both professionally and personally, and she expertly shows you how to be a responsible, loving caregiver without being overcome by guilt, exhaustion, or worry. It does not matter whether you have advantages such as money or an extended family. You do not have to passively just let things happen. No matter your particular situation, FitzPatrick has a practical and thoughtful solution to deal with it. She will help you discover and harness powers you don't even know you have -- from getting other family members to participate in caregiving to navigating a loved one's finances, living setting, or declining physical and mental health conditions. Advice and resources from FitzPatrick and twenty-four other professionals show how to give your loved one the best quality of life possible without sacrificing your own life, health, career, relationships, or financial stability.
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19.900000 USD

Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One

by Jennifer L Fitzpatrick
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Family Caregiving in the New Normal discusses how the drastic economic changes that have occurred over the past few years have precipitated a new conversation on how family care for older adults will evolve in the future. This text summarizes the challenges and potential solutions scientists, policy makers, and clinical ...
Family Caregiving in the New Normal
Family Caregiving in the New Normal discusses how the drastic economic changes that have occurred over the past few years have precipitated a new conversation on how family care for older adults will evolve in the future. This text summarizes the challenges and potential solutions scientists, policy makers, and clinical providers must address as they grapple with these changes, with a primary focus given to the elements that may impact how family caregiving is organized and addressed in subsequent decades, including sociodemographic trends like divorce, increased participation of women in the workforce, geographic mobility, fewer children in post-baby boom families, chronic illness trends, economic stressors, and the current policy environment. A section on the support of caregivers includes technology-based solutions that examine existing models, personal health records, and mobile applications, big data issues, decision-making support, person-centered approaches, crowd-sourced caregiving such as blogs and personal websites that have galvanized caregivers, and new methods to combine paid and unpaid forms of care.
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73.450000 USD

Family Caregiving in the New Normal

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Alzheimer's disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning. The disease profoundly affects immediate family members, ...
The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family
Alzheimer's disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning. The disease profoundly affects immediate family members, close friends, and neighbors. These people - the Alzheimer's family - undergo tremendous psychological and emotional change as they witness the cruel and relentless progression of the disease in their loved one. Incorporating over thirty years of experience with Alzheimer's patients and their families with current medical knowledge, the authors chart the complex emotional journey of the Alzheimer's family from the onset of the disease through the death of the loved one. They discuss the anger that rises in the face of discordant views of the disease, the defenses that emerge when family members are unwilling to accept a dementia diagnosis, and the common emotions of anxiety, guilt, anger, and shame. They focus especially on grief as the core response to losing a loved one to dementia, and describe the difficult processes of adaptation and acceptance, which lead to personal growth. Final chapters emphasize the importance of establishing a care community and how to understand and cope with personal stress. This volume will be useful to medical professionals and ordinary people close to or caring for a person with dementia.
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20.950000 USD

The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family

by Kesstan Blandin, Robert B. Santulli
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The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself ...
The Sandwich Years: How to survive when the people in your life need you most
The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself stretched between the various demands on her time - parenting, marriage, work, friendship, self. But when her mother suffered a massive stroke, just days after the birth of daughter Ruby, Alana's life became unrecognisable. The next five years - 'the sandwich years' - were a time of heartbreak and difficult choices as Alana lost herself amid part-time caring for her mother, supporting her father and parenting three young daughters, while also attempting to get her career back on track. But it was also a time of growth and love as Alana rediscovered the joy her loved ones bring to her life, and learned how to find a way back to herself. The Sandwich Years is a celebration of mothers and daughters, and everyday warriors. (Previously published as Daughter, Mother, Me)
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16.72 USD

The Sandwich Years: How to survive when the people in your life need you most

by Alana Kirk
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As America's population ages and becomes more ethnically diverse, there is growing need for social workers to treat not only individuals afflicted with dementia and their families, but to also understand this illness through the eyes of different ethnic groups. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals ...
Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families: A Social Work Problem Solving Approach
As America's population ages and becomes more ethnically diverse, there is growing need for social workers to treat not only individuals afflicted with dementia and their families, but to also understand this illness through the eyes of different ethnic groups. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals working with Black and Latino families living with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is grounded in the interpretation and meaning of dementia in Black and Latino cultural heritages, and based on both a solid theoretical framework and the substantial research and clinical expertise of the authors. Chapters include an overview of the epidemiology and clinical course of dementia with a focus on those forms of the disease most common to Blacks and Latinos; an exploration of underlying family care and role responsibilities in ethnic families, self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem solving theories as modalities of choice, useful assessment and organizational tools for work with ethnic family caregivers, and how to best implement four specific types of interventions. Key features: Provides concrete, targeted interventions for assisting ethnic family care givers in confronting day-to-day issues Explains how and why self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem solving theories are particularly useful for social work with ethnic family care givers Offers detailed, step-by-step guide to assessment and intervention Includes problem solving forms, documents and additional dementia care resources Contains supporting case studies in each chapter
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68.250000 USD

Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families: A Social Work Problem Solving Approach

by Richard Fortinsky, Delia Gonzalez Sanders
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The failure of long-term care is the country's best-kept embarrassing secret. Almost every adult in the United States will either enter a nursing home or have to deal with a parent or other relative who does. Studies show that 40 percent of all adults who live to age sixty-five will ...
It Shouldn't be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care
The failure of long-term care is the country's best-kept embarrassing secret. Almost every adult in the United States will either enter a nursing home or have to deal with a parent or other relative who does. Studies show that 40 percent of all adults who live to age sixty-five will enter a nursing home before they die, while even more will use another form of long-term care. Part memoir, part practical guide, part prescription for change, It Shouldn't Be This Way is a unique look at the problems of long-term care. Robert L. Kane, a highly experienced physician and gerontologist, and his sister, Joan C. West, tell the painful story of what happened to their mother after she suffered a debilitating stroke and spent the last years of her life in rehabilitation, assisted-living facilities, and finally a nursing home. Along the way, her adult children encountered some professionals who were kind and considerate but also many frustrations - inadequate care and the need to hire private duty aides, as well as poor communication and lack of coordination throughout the system. The situation, they found, proved far more difficult than it needed to be. As the authors recount their mother's story, they impart various lessons they learned from each phase of the experience. They alert those who are confronting such situations for the first time about what they will likely face and how to approach the problems. Closing with a broader look at why long-term care is the way it is, they propose steps to make necessary reforms, including the development of national organizations to work for change. Their message to families, care professionals, and policy-makers could not be more urgent.
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83.950000 USD

It Shouldn't be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care

by Joan C. West, Robert L. Kane
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The Early Birds is the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America. 'Funny, heartwarming and a real treat. I would recommend it to anyone!' Katie Fforde 'Wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding' Independent on The Future Homemakers of America ...
The Early Birds
The Early Birds is the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America. 'Funny, heartwarming and a real treat. I would recommend it to anyone!' Katie Fforde 'Wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding' Independent on The Future Homemakers of America 'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' Marian Keyes Peggy, the southern belle. Kath, the pragmatist with the only Norfolk accent in New York state. Gayle, the preacher with healing hands. Mrs Colonel Audrey Rudman, forever keeping up the standards of the Officers' Wives Club. Lois, who's never had a thought she didn't voice. Loudly. Their menfolk may be long retired, but once a US Air Force wife, always an Air Force wife, and the bonds of friendship forged in base after military base are still going strong fifty years later. Time is rendering its Accounts Payable for all of them now: hip replacements, eye problems, forgetfulness and departures. In this hymn to lifelong female friendship, Peggy soldiers on through new upheavals, including her ex-husband Vern's Alzheimer's diagnosis, the death of one of her nearest and dearest, a life-changing house move and the world-shattering events of 9/11 with the help of her sharp-tongued, often eccentric, but always loyal group of friends.
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16.72 USD

The Early Birds

by Laurie Graham
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An audio CD specially recorded for those who may not have access to a piano, this tape features 20 of the songs from the Song Book. Each song has a few introductory melodies to reacquaint the group with the tune. Songs include: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I am', 'Let's all ...
Sing Along
An audio CD specially recorded for those who may not have access to a piano, this tape features 20 of the songs from the Song Book. Each song has a few introductory melodies to reacquaint the group with the tune. Songs include: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I am', 'Let's all go down the strand', 'I love a lassie', 'Roll out the barrel', 'Lilli Marlene', We'll meet again', 'Auld Lang Syne', 'Cockels & Mussels', 'My Bonnie is over the ocean'.
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24.53 USD

Sing Along

by Speechmark
CD-Audio
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Anthroposophical medicine recognizes the individuality of each human being. This philosophy is central to care for the elderly where it is important to see beyond the outer ageing body, and to ensure dignity for all. This book describes particular approaches for professional nurses and carers, as well as offering practical ...
Anthroposophical Care for the Elderly
Anthroposophical medicine recognizes the individuality of each human being. This philosophy is central to care for the elderly where it is important to see beyond the outer ageing body, and to ensure dignity for all. This book describes particular approaches for professional nurses and carers, as well as offering practical care plans. While care cannot itself heal, it can provide the basis for the healing process to work. This book will help those who work with the elderly with invaluable guidance and advice.
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42.000000 USD

Anthroposophical Care for the Elderly

by Ada van der Star, Brigitte Hagenhoff, Annegret Camps
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There's a dearth of information on the everyday lives of the active and so-called nearly elderly -those sixty years of age and older. As is the case in any stage of life, it is infinitely easier to face the prospect of growing older if one has some inkling about what ...
Old and Cold: Orientation 101
There's a dearth of information on the everyday lives of the active and so-called nearly elderly -those sixty years of age and older. As is the case in any stage of life, it is infinitely easier to face the prospect of growing older if one has some inkling about what to expect. For all those older as well as younger people who are curious about the perceptions and experiences of aging folks, Old and Cold offers light-hearted yet realistic insight. Readers will enjoy the author's tongue-in-cheek, droll approach and will find within these pages sprinkles of wisdom as well as humorous episodes. Herein lies a thoroughly candid look at life in the years after vigorous youth but before decrepitude.
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30.440000 USD

Old and Cold: Orientation 101

by Janice Saunders
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Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control ...
Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself
Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides an accessible introduction to mindfulness, and explains how simple mindfulness practices and psychological concepts can be used to manage the day-to-day demands of caring effectively, helping caregivers to gain a greater sense of control and maintain a more positive and balanced outlook. The book includes easy-to-use and enjoyable mindfulness exercises, short enough to fit into a busy day, as well as accompanying audio tracks to support and guide the reader through these exercises. An essential read for all those involved in caring for people with acute or long-term health and mental health conditions, disabilities and other support needs, including relatives and other informal carers, adoptive parents and foster carers, as well as professional medical, health and social care staff.
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12.550000 USD

Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

by Cheryl Rezek
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Cope with legal, financial, and medical issues Minimize anxiety and stress and make the later years golden Need help caring for an elderly loved one? This sensitive, reassuring guide provides strategies for assessing older persons' needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety, and enhancing quality of life - all while ...
Eldercare For Dummies
Cope with legal, financial, and medical issues Minimize anxiety and stress and make the later years golden Need help caring for an elderly loved one? This sensitive, reassuring guide provides strategies for assessing older persons' needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety, and enhancing quality of life - all while respecting their dignity. You'll see how to manage physical disabilities and chronic health problems, evaluate nursing homes, and help elders control their destinies. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English Get in, get out information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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20.990000 USD

Eldercare For Dummies

by Rachelle Zukerman
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Broadly speaking there are two kinds of professional practice skills relevant to the burgeoning field of gerontological human service: clinical modalities and macro strategies. This book identifies seven essential approaches to clinical gerontology, including five of the most important macro skills that all professionals in the field will need to ...
Serving the Elderly: Skills for Practice
Broadly speaking there are two kinds of professional practice skills relevant to the burgeoning field of gerontological human service: clinical modalities and macro strategies. This book identifies seven essential approaches to clinical gerontology, including five of the most important macro skills that all professionals in the field will need to acquire, and it presents each of them in a single collection intended to serve as a basic text and reference work for academic and in-service training. Each contributor to this volume speaks with recognized expertise on his/her preferred subject, while mindful of the larger purpose of the collection as a whole. In a concluding chapter, Dr. Kim draws on his own long and successful experience in obtaining financial support for his programs and provides a wealth of useful information on the preparation of grant proposals and the conduct of other fundraising activities. Serving the Elderly is adaptable to the uses of a wide variety of geriatric health care providers, from students and trainees in social work, clinical psychology, and other care-giving professions to already established practitioners who are branching out in gerontology.
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55.600000 USD

Serving the Elderly: Skills for Practice

by Paul Kim
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