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1. When Your Loved One Has Dementia:
2. The Art of Dementia Care
3. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide
4. Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing
5. Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities
6. Montessori-Based Activities for
7. Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound
8. Forget Memory: Creating Better
9. Dementia Reconsidered: the Person
10. Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias:
11. When a Family Member Has Dementia:
12. Dementia Caregivers Share Their
13. Validation Techniques for Dementia
14. Beyond Alzheimer's: How to Avoid
15. Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management
16. The psychology of dementia praecox
17. Cognitive-Communication Disorders
18. The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program
19. The Handholder's Handbook: A Guide
20. Enriched Care Planning for People

1. When Your Loved One Has Dementia: A Simple Guide for Caregivers
by Joy A. Glenner, Jean M. Stehman, Judith Davagnino, Margaret J. Galante, Martha L. Green
Paperback: 152 Pages (2005-05-10)
list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$10.55
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Asin: 0801881145
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Eighty percent of persons with dementia live at home, and the family members caring for them are often overwhelmed by the enormous responsibility and the complexities of care. This book is designed to support the caregivers and help them understand the needs and feelings of the person for whom they are caring. A central focus is the goal of sustaining a loving family relationship between the caregiver and the patient.

Developed from a training program for professionals and family caregivers, this book teaches the basics of dementia care while emphasizing communication, understanding and acceptance, and personal growth through the caregiving experience. The result is a guide that integrates the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it.

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Customer Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars So helpful!
This book was a great start for practical information--concise, clear and uncomplicated.Readable and a quick reference for a situation which may seem overwhelming.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great information!
This is a great informational book for the person who is entering uncharted waters regarding the health and well-being of a family member or friend with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. It teaches the basics and is a great beginner book. You will need to pursue other avenues to obtain information regarding advanced impairment or dementia. This is a great door-opener but leaves questions unanswered regarding progression of dementia or Alzheimers and how to deal with issues regarding non-compliance of a patient.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well written, informative
This is an easy to read, well written book.Very informative, it helped me to understand what is going on with a parent and how to best handle it.

3-0 out of 5 stars When Your Loved One Has Dementia
This was suggested to me by a friend who is a psychiatric nurse when I asked if there was a book or two she could recommend that would give me more information about vascular dementia.It gives a lot of suggestions for things to do to assist people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia; but, it didn't really answer the questions I have about what happens and why.

5-0 out of 5 stars so helpful
this book was so helpful. i wish every family struggling with dementia could be given a copy. we need to educate the doctors about available resources. ... Read more

2. The Art of Dementia Care
by Daniel Kuhn, Jane Verity
Paperback: 96 Pages (2007-07-25)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$10.80
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Asin: 140189951X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Art of Dementia Care is a practical guide intended for all who provide support, encouragement and care for people with dementia. Using a relationship model of care, you will learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of those with dementia.Discussion and examples will challenge you to reflect on your attitude and behavior towards people with dementia and teach you to provide thoughtful care to each person in your care. The authors draw upon examples from common clinical situations to highlight how to practice the art of dementia care through the recognition of the limits of people with dementia and the promotion of their strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the quality of the care you provide can greatly affect the quality of life the person with dementia will experience.The Art of Dementia Care will set you on the path to thoughtful and meaningful care. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book is incredible! What a refreshingly wonderful approach! I am a daughter of a mother with dementia and not an employed care taker of a dementia patient.However I found this book invaluable in helping my mother have a positive quality of life.I am so thankful for this purchase.It has changed my life and my mothers life as well.Very helpful!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Art of Dementia Care
The authors of the book, The Art of Dementia Care, help change caregivers' perspectives on caring for a person with dementia.I am a nurse who is presently living with my father who has Alzheimers Disease.The book helped me see the positives in a sad situation.I practiced some of the techniques suggested and could really see my father's self-esteem lift. I highly recommend this book to all caregivers of people with dementia.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book helped me save Dad's death
My father was 88 with dememtia, and I cared for him at the end of his life.This book was a godsend.It was the first and best explanation of dementia I had when my world was filled with strange doctors, social workers, and nursing home staff.I bought copies for my mother and siblings.Reading and re-reading his book was like having a loving guide to explain how my father saw the world and his possibilities.I was able to relate to him in a far more rational and caring way than I would have without this book.This book helped me save my father's death, so at the end Dad felt loved, understood, and not so alone.

5-0 out of 5 stars This beautifully presented book is an essential read for staff
Kuhn and Verity emphasise that the book serves to introduce each worker as an artist; someone with creativity, patience and the skill to achieve positive results. They add that just like artists, the worker requires education, training and experience to produce rewarding results.

The book is easy to read. It is not cluttered with references, but provides a selection of references and resources at the back. The introduction serves to elevate the esteem of people who work in the field of dementia care. It underlines the uniqueness of the individual with dementia, and the importance each person makes to the everydayives of those in their care. In six short chapters, the book illustrates in a simple yet powerful manner the need to focus on the existing strengths of people with dementia. Using reflective questions and case studies, the reader is guided through their attitudes, methods of communication and strategies to use when dealing with challenging behaviours.

It is a book of hope, with a strong message to follow intuitively what is right when interacting with a human being whose world is confusing and often frightening.

~ The above is excerpted from a review by Angela Kydd, Senior Lecturer in Gerontology, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK, that appeared in DEMENTIA: The international journal of social research and practice, May 2009.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical dementia care advice

This book gives the caregiver practical advice and hope. This book shows you that sitations can be very different, but treating your loved one or friend with dementia as a person will go a long way to making things tolerable and even enjoyable. There is good in every situation. This book shows you how to find it.
by Susan Berg author of Adorable Photographs of Our Baby-Meaningful More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones, and Involved Professionals [...] ... Read more

3. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life, 4th Edition
by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
Paperback: 352 Pages (2006-10-09)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$9.66
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Asin: 0801885094
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care.

The new edition includes:

-new information on diagnostic evaluation-resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia-updated legal and financial information-the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements-new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia

Also available in a large print edition

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Answers for Every Caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient
My copy of this book is threadbare. I took care of my Mom with Alzheimer's until she passed away 3 years ago. A single day with an Alzheimer's patient is filled with questions, all day long. You feel as though you're losing your mind with all the odd behaviors, forgotten memories and constant repetitions. When you read this book, it suddenly makes sense. It helps the Caregiver understand that it isn't their fault, that they are doing enough, that they shouldn't feel guilty and it is all right to live normally, despite the sorrow of the patient.

A fantastic book! Perfect for the Caregiver and family members. It brings understanding of such a sad disease.


5-0 out of 5 stars Caregivers Bible
This book is fantastic. A must have for all caregivers caring for loved ones with dementia. It has been called the caregivers bible. I wish I had bought the book earlier.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Helpful
I think everyone who has a family member with Dementia should be required to read this book. My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers and this has helped me to understand what she is going through. I've completed the book, but still turn back to parts as it serves as a handbook. It's almost like a mini-support group. It was recommended to me by a friend who's mom went through what my mom is going through now-and together we understand better the trials and tribulations of such a cruel disease, but also know how to make the best of the situation.

5-0 out of 5 stars The 36 hour day
Undoubtedly one of the most user friendly books about dementia and alzheimer's disease being published. It has been around for a number of editions and just keeps on being more informative. Taking care of a dementia or alzheimer's individual can be a very taxing job. If you are not working and do the caregiving full time is one thing but if you work full time and have to come home to someone in need of assistance it can be totally overwhelming. This book gives you information, ideas and support during this period for not only your life but the one you are taking care of. You can't do it all on your own and The 36 Hour Day helps you not only realize this but gives you basic information, addresses and organizations to help you and your loved one cope.I used this book while taking care of my mother for four years and have now had to purchase the new 4th edition for my life partner who has been diagnosised with this emotionally charged disease. If you buy no other book on the subject, please believe me when I say that this is the one book you will find most helpful. And, remember take time for yourself - it's the most important thing you can do for yourself.The alzheimer's patient has been set free - it's your responsibility to realize this and look towards the your own future without feeling guilty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best ever....
This is the third one I have ordered.First one was for my children and myself while we were dealing with the Alzheimer's Disease of my husband. It helped so much in so many ways that I have since ordered two more for friends who are dealing with that disease. ... Read more

4. Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care
by G. Allen Power
Paperback: 264 Pages (2010-02-28)
list price: US$32.95 -- used & new: US$21.75
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Asin: 193252956X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you could provide a life more affirming and meaningful than current care practices provide, would you do it? Of course, you would! But how? Now the resource you need to make this possible is within our grasp.

Dementia Beyond Drugs will enable you to change the way you provide care. Learn what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia. This timely new resource, by a board-certified internist, geriatrician, nursing home practitioner, and Eden Alternative (tm) Educator, has what you need. Dr. G. Allen Power brings robust medical experience and a unique perspective to the idea of culture change.

His eye-opening book challenges all care providers working with individuals with dementia to undertake a true operational change. Yes, you can move away from an institutional model - viewing individuals as patients defined by their dementia and using prescribed medications to control their "troublesome" behaviors - to an experiential model of care that treats individuals with dementia as the human beings they are, giving them the personal attention, respect, and dignity they deserve. Take advantage of the many benefits to this fundamental change in the provision of care, including a decrease in the need for mood-altering drugs. You will learn how to embrace more humanistic, enlightened practices that address the most common challenges in caring for people who live with dementia.
* Overcome communication challenges
* Minimize anxiety and depression
* Root out the causes of wandering
* Gain insights into paranoia and delusions

Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical directors, and administrators in all elder care settings. Family members of individuals with dementia and students breaking into the dementia care field will also benefit from the advice offered.

Pick up your copy of Dementia Beyond Drugs and help to pioneer true culture change in your care environment today. Your reward will be improved care environments and enhanced, relationship-based interactions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Read for Dementia Professionals
Dementia Beyond Drugs is without a doubt the most important book to be written on the care of individuals with dementia in many years. Dr. Power takes the reader on a journey that is sorely needed for many in this field. He challenges us to think differently about dementia as an illness, and more importantly, to regard the person LIVING with dementia in a whole new way. As a gerontologist and long term care professional who considered herself very far down the culture change path, I found many new ideas and much inspiration from this book. I know this book will change the way I shape dementia care in my work for years to come. I couldn't put it down.

5-0 out of 5 stars Caring, compassionate resource
This is a wonderfully readable book that caused me to rethink my attitudes toward dementia and nursing home care. Having recently lost my father after his precipitous decline from several strokes, I had assumed that the excellent home he lived in could have done nothing different. However, I now realize that even the best homes (and the most loving families) need to evaluate their approaches, moving from caregiving to care partnering. I'm changing my thinking about how to better communicate with and care for my 87-year-old mother.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - a Must-Have for anyone faced with the challenges of dementia
This book covers a lot of ground by incorporating best practices from the most relevant literature written on this subject, along with an incredibly deep and thoughtful insight. The author's story telling and writing skills are a really nice bonus - the text is easy to read and full of helpful suggestions for anyone interested in learning about dementia.
Unlike any other book on this subject, this one offers a lot of hope as itemphasizes the many opportunities that lie inherent in the disease - a very novel approach to looking at this issue.
I expect that this book will quickly become the "bible" for institutional and family caregivers alike. ... Read more

5. Keeping Busy: A Handbook of Activities for Persons with Dementia
by James R. Dowling
Paperback: 200 Pages (1995-05-01)
list price: US$21.00 -- used & new: US$11.80
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Asin: 0801850592
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Although very little can be done to alter the course of dementia, much can be done to maximize the quality of life of people with the condition. Research as well as practical experience suggest that behavior management, especially through programs that provide meaningful and constructive activity, is currently the most effective treatment.

In Keeping Busy, James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. The activities are organized by general categories such as music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section deals with communication and includes word games that help people strengthen their remaining verbal skills. The description of each activity includes step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to adapt it for small or large groups, for individuals at home or in an organization, or people who are bedridden.

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5-0 out of 5 stars better than its title
I work in an assisted living residence for people with dementia and our goal is to engage our residents all day in meaningful activities.It is very challenging and has great rewards.This book's title, Keeping Busy, almost made me pass it by because we are focused on more than just keeping our residents 'busy'...we want them to enjoy themselves, and in fact to 'flourish' in our environment. I am glad that I purchased it because it has many delightful activities that in fact do much more than just keep people 'busy'.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keeping Busy - Great book
This book is well written. It is an easy read. It is full of good ideas and common sense ways to entertain people. It taught me that there are many possibilties. I enjoyed the book very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for families, ok for professionals
It was a good book to give me some basics for my new job but it was limited for someone who is in the end of life field like I am.

4-0 out of 5 stars Activities for People with Dementia
A 'must-have' for all Recreation Departments in the Geriatric Care settings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Many Useful Ideas Discussed
Even though this book is over ten years old, many of the ideas for activities suggested are extremely helpful in engaging a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. I especially like using the trivia questions

by Susan Berg author of Adorable Photographs of Our Baby: Meaningful, Mind Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones, and Involved Professionals ... Read more

6. Montessori-Based Activities for Persons With Dementia
Spiral-bound: 76 Pages (2001-08)
list price: US$43.50 -- used & new: US$39.15
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Asin: 187881267X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Improve your care by improving the functioning of your clients or residents with Alzheimer's disease. Discover how the principles of Montessori education can help people with dementia maintain or improve skills needed in their daily lives. With these 41 step-by-step activities you can enhance the skills used to perform basic tasks, such as self-feeding, preparing simple meals, dressing, participating in recreational activites, and more. The secret to success of these activities is that they are open-ended so individuals gain a sense of accomplishment at any level of participation; intellectually stimulating and meaningful; adaptable - with suggestions for increasing or lowering the level of difficulty as needed; and springboards to many new variations of activities. Without doubt, Montessori-Based Activities for Persons with Dementia was designed with the busy activity professional in mind. From brightly colored tabs to spiral binding to clear outlines and attention-grabbing callouts, this manual is ready to use right out of the package. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pleased
There aren't many guides --how to present activities to people with dementia. Was pleased with the information. Hope in future they will have more on the subject.

3-0 out of 5 stars Montessori-Based Activities for Persons with Deementia-Vol.1
Dr. Camp's well-written spiral-bound book seems to address the need of persons with moderate-to-severe dementia. This aspect should be included in the book description so that the buyer not assume it also includes activities for persons with mild dementia.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Service
Hi, I was surprised but pleased to have recv'd. this book in ample time and the book was in very good shape for a 2nd hand book.Besides the wait, everything was good.Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Dementia
This very necessary book fills a large gap in dementia activities care.The activities are very helpful to stimulating demented adults and build their self-esteem.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful , Useful and Powerful Resource!
If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you MUST read this book ASAP! It is such a learning process to be able to care, communicate and incorporate activities for dementia patients, but Dr. Camp guides you and shows you the way. And once you understand his brilliant methods, you'll be amazed that they make so much sense and they are really so simple. His methods will save you sanity!

Dr. Camp has been a welcomed guest on my Internet radio program, Coping with Caregiving, and I always enjoy learning his creative techniques and tips. Take advantage of his many years of research and experience and don't miss this book!

Jacqueline Marcell, Author, Elder Rage. ... Read more

7. Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being
by Oliver James
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2008-08-07)

Isbn: 0091901804
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. "Contented Dementia" - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost.The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, "Contented Dementia" provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Contented Dementia
Bought Contented Dementia for a friend who may need it for a spouse.Read some of it and was impressed with the common sense way the author suggests one deal with a dementia patient.Think it will be helpful for the friend and the children of the patient.It is only available from Amazon as it is a British book and not printed in the USA.

5-0 out of 5 stars Contented Dementia
I have been struggling to look after my wife, who has dementia, and find this very helpful. It encourages me to "go with the flow", rather than fight to maintain faculties that have gone for ever. I have bought copies for my children and step-children, so that we all sing from the same hymn sheet.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Way Through Alzeimer's for Family and Professional Caregivers
`Contented Dementia'. Never have two words been more important in our lives: just as my sister and I were getting desperate last summer (2009) about the relentless debilitating march of our mother's Alzeimer's, we heard of `Contented Dementia' by Oliver James. This book is the distillation of twenty years' work of a remarkable woman, Penny Garner, and all her experience of close, personal hands-on caring: first for her mother who fell victim to Alzeimer's, then for countless other Alzeimer's sufferers whom she has helped achieve contentment despite their deteriorating condition. Penny's no mind-altering-drugs method is deeply person-centered, and involves not questioning the person; letting them be the `expert' on their situation; and not contradicting them. The whole system is known as the SPECAL (Specialized Early Care for Altzeimer's) Method - pronounced `speckle' - , and is influenced by the monitoring tool Dementia Care Mapping developed by Tom Kitwood, professor of Psychogerontology at Bradford University in the 1990s. It's logical, workable and practical: an A-Z of "wraparound care" that both family carers and professionals can easily use.

Our mother Eileen was `disappearing' away from us with her Alzeimer's, and this amazingly helpful book has brought our mother `back' to us. We've rediscovered the real Eileen that her illness had started obscuring. With SPECAL care, our mum can be happy, contented, and very good company again - not the lonely frightened isolated paranoid old lady she had started to become.

This book showed us that our mother simply could no longer store new information efficiently. This was our key to unlock our mother from her growing isolation, from her frustrations, from her fears and her resultant panics and paranoia. She can happily talk about the past, but not what has just happened moments before.We have had to learn a new skill - `Making a Present of the Past'®, as SPECAL puts it.

This advice instantly changed how we related to our mother and she to us. Suddenly the arguments and rows stopped, and the despair faded as we zoned into her version of the world, a world with no stored memories of recent facts.

It is no exaggeration to say all our lives have been totally changed by `Contented Dementia' - and also by the wonderful email and phone help-lines.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly: a life-saver for dementia sufferers and carers alike. A huge thanks to Oliver James for setting down all Penny's fantastic wisdom and experience. With dementia becoming such a massive social issue, the sooner more people are aware of the SPECAL way of caring the better.

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8. Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia
by Anne Davis Basting
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2009-05-19)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$24.39
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Asin: 080189249X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Memory loss can be one of the most terrifying aspects of a diagnosis of dementia. Yet the fear and dread of losing our memory make the experience of the disease worse than it needs to be, according to cultural critic and playwright Anne Davis Basting. She says, Forget memory. Basting emphasizes the importance of activities that focus on the present to improve the lives of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Based on ten years of practice and research in the field, Basting's study includes specific examples of innovative programs that stimulate growth, humor, and emotional connection; translates into accessible language a wide range of provocative academic works on memory; and addresses how advances in medical research and clinical practice are already pushing radical changes in care for persons with dementia.

Bold, optimistic, and innovative, Basting's cultural critique of dementia care offers a vision for how we can change the way we think about and care for people with memory loss.

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5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding survey for both health and general collections
FORGET MEMORY: CREATING BETTER LIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA is based on ten years of practice and research in the field of memory and studies innovative programs that stimulate growth, humor and emotional connections. From how medical advances are changing options for people with dementia to stories of memory loss without old age attached, this is an outstanding survey for both health and general collections.

5-0 out of 5 stars you must get this book!
This book is an inspiration. It is beautifully and thoughtfully written, with such hope. You develop real faith in the resilience and creativity hidden within those with dementia. ... Read more

9. Dementia Reconsidered: the Person Comes First
by Tom Kitwood
Paperback: 160 Pages (1997-01-15)
list price: US$67.00 -- used & new: US$31.82
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Asin: 0335198554
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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What is the real nature of the dementing process? What might we reasonably expect when dementia care is of very high quality? What is required of organizations and individuals involved in dementia care?

Tom Kitwood breaks new ground in this book. Many ofthe older ideas about dementia are subjected to critical scrutiny and reappraisal, drawing on research evidence, logical analysis and the author's own experience. The unifying theme is the personhood of men and women who have dementia - an issue that was grossly neglected for many years both in psychiatry and care practice.

Each chapter provides a definitive statement on a major topic related to dementia, for example: the nature of 'organic mental impairment,' the experience of dementia, the agenda for care practice, and the transformation of the culture of care.

While recognizing the enormous difficulties of the present day, the book clearly demonstrates the possibility of a better life for people who have dementia, and comes to a cautiously optimistic conclusion. It will be of interest to all professionals involved in dementia care or provision, students in courses involving psychogeriatrics or social work with older people, and family carers of people with dementia. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dementia Reconsidered
What a marvelous help for those of us struggling with living with dementia in a loved one. This book gave me emotional support to continue working with what is still functioning with my husband and down to earth tips. I am grateful for such insightful knowledge. ... Read more

10. Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide (Practical Guides in Psychiatry)
by Marc E. Agronin
Paperback: 336 Pages (2007-09-19)
list price: US$42.95 -- used & new: US$32.00
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Asin: 0781767709
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and management of the complex array of dementia disorders seen in older patients. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Agronin addresses all the subtypes of dementia and associated psychiatric conditions such as agitation, psychosis, and depression. This edition features a new chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded coverage of Alzheimer disease and risk factors.

Chapters offer advice on caregiver support and legal and ethical concerns. Handy pocket-card appendices include tests used in the dementia workup and treatment guides for agitation, psychosis, and depression.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good material for Medical Professionals
Dr Agronin provides a great deal of useful information. He is currently involved in clinical research andis running the Memory Center at the Jewish Hospital and Home for the Aged in Miami. The book would be a good tool for all medical professionals ... Read more

11. When a Family Member Has Dementia: Steps to Becoming a Resilient Caregiver
by Susan M. McCurry
Hardcover: 184 Pages (2006-01-30)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$31.96
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Asin: 0275985741
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Caring for a person with dementia is a difficult and often- overwhelming task. In addition to the inevitable decline in memory and physical function, most persons with dementia develop one or more troublesome behavior problems, such as depression, fearfulness, sleep disturbances, paranoia, or physical aggression at some point in their disease. Behavioral challenges in dementia are highly idiosyncratic. No two patients are alike, and interventions that work well with one person are often ineffective with another. Caregivers often become stuck: either unable to figure out how best to help their loved one, or unable to consistently implement positive practices they know would improve their situation. This book offers caregivers a set of practical and flexible tools to enable them become more resilient in the face of difficulty and change.

McCurry teaches caregivers how to take advantage of their own creativity and inner resources to develop strategies that will work in their unique situations. She presents her set of five core principles and then brings them to life through vignettes. Anyone who lives, works, or comes in contact with a person who has dementia will benefit from this volume.

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5-0 out of 5 stars When a Family Member Has Dementia:Steps to Becoming a Resilient Caregiver
The author presents a framework for practical and creative solutions to the various possible situations one will, or perhaps might, encounter in caring for a someone with dementia.McCurry offers a dementia D.A.N.C.E. encouraging respect and gratitude, plus concrete exercises to strengthen one's ability to cope.Beautifully and clearly written, this book is as much a "bible" for dementia caregivers as the 36-Hour-Day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Vignettes blend with practical tip applications.
WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER HAS DEMENTIA: STEPS TO BECOMING A RESILIENT CAREGIVER teaches caregivers how to take advantage of their own unique inner resources to overcome the special challenges of dementia in a loved one. But it does more than encourage inner resilience: chapters provide specific tips and tools for developing inner resources and strategies, and offer five core principles which link these strategies to life. Vignettes blend with practical tip applications.

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5-0 out of 5 stars You'll read it again
This publication of this book could not have been more timely.Medical advancements and the aging baby boomers will result in families assuming greater responsibilities in caring for their relatives who are inflicted with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. McCurry extensive clinical experience is evident throughout the book.She provides very comprehensive advice in meeting the challenges that arise during the care giving process.Her first chapter explains why resilience matters, noting that it can improve quality of life for both the demented individual and his/her caregiver.Achieving resilience is then described through the D.A.N.C.E. program (D-don't argue; A-accept the disease; N-nurture yourself; C-create novel solutions; E-enjoy the moment).Each step is further illustrated by many clinical examples of individuals and families overcoming difficult situations.She encourages caregivers to give forth their best effort and be flexible in their approach.Her empathetic writing style offers encouragement to the reader and a sense of hope.

Dr. McCurry provides a complete list of resources that are available to caregivers.Professionals will find many ideas and techniques to help families stay involved with their loved one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile and accessible...
Susan McCurry chronicles with humor and compassion the pitfalls and rewards of caring for a loved one with dementia. Beautifully written in a style accessible by lay person or professional, this book offers hope and practical advice for the many of us living as caregivers of family members. Dr. McCurry's observations, interviews, and sage suggestions give one hope for maintaining personal balance in an everchanging, emotional, and oft times perplexing relationship. In reading this book not only did I find validation and support in caring for my father, many of the ideas are applicable to improving any relationship.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful "must have" book
This book exudes sensitivity to the particular challenges caregivers of persons with dementia face.The examples of true life situations, step by step samples of building resiliency and exercises at the end of each chapter make this a must have book for every caregiver.I have shared the story of the caregiver dancing his loved one into the shower with our local Alzheimer's and Related Dementia's Support Group where it was very well received. Some members were eager to try this suggestion and others in the book with their loved ones ... Read more

12. Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book
by Lynda A. Markut, Anatole Crane
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-06-10)
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Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages.

Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are:

Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent
Dealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranoia to hallucinations and impulsive behavior
Keeping dementia sufferers meaningfully involved in life
Handling the emotions and stresses of caregiving
Seeking help through support groups and other sources, including medical professionals, clergy, and other family members The authors, who have both been caregivers themselves, augment their interviewees' stories with connective commentary and their own personal stories. A useful resource section is included to refer readers to associations and help-lines. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars fantastic book - highly recommend to any dementia caregivers or those interested in the same
This is a fantastic book.It is a collection of anecdotes by caregivers, sometimes spouses, sometimes children, of people suffering from dementia (of various causes: Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Vascular Dementia, MID, Pick's), and was put together by two caregivers themselves.

It's organised chronologically by the various stages of dementia, from early memory loss and confusion, through behavioural changes, physical and emotional support systems, in-home and nursing home care, to death and grieving.

Between each of the anecdotes, which are plainly and heartbreakingly told, the editors summarise, analyse, and support.Their motto is repeated throughout - get help early and often.For example, male caregivers are less likely to seek help unless it's somehow tied to education and information gathering.They also find it harder to express themselves or break down, and both are essential components of getting through the tragedy of watching someone you love "die" while still living. Other oft repeated advice: have patience, get enough rest and exercise, keep living your own life, and most importantly, give yourself a break.

One of the caregivers said she'd remind herself every time she'd drive to the nursing home to see her husband, that today was going to be the best day she would have with him.Of course, this is because dementia only gets worse, it's a diminishing disease, and the only end is worsening symptoms, and death.And for someone to understand that and take heart in the present is unbelievably strong and inspiring.

By the end of the book, it was like having followed a dozen or more families through ever smaller successes and myriad failures, and the strength and empathy that grows from surviving ordeal.It's a human condition that knowing someone else has gone through something similar gives us succor, and this is a book that does exactly that.I highly recommend it to any dementia caregivers or people interested in the same.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for caregivers
I am a practicing neuropsychologist who frequently works with families who are coping with dementia in their loved ones.This is the best book I've read on caregiving for a loved one with dementia to date.It has a great deal of helpful information about the daily experiences of caring for a loved one with dementia.More importantly, however, it sensitively addresses many of the deeply emotional issues that arise in most situations.For this reason, I bought my mom a copy for her use in coping with my dad's dementing illness and will be recommending this book to my patients as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
If I could only buy one book to help me get through a family member's dementia this would be it. I have read it, underlined it, quoted it and used it. It is a source of information and comfort. This is a must buy!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource for family members
This book is absolutely wonderful. Other books on caregiving were too clinical. This book is like having a wonderful conversation with friends who have been through what you are experiencing.The book offers the perspectives of many different caregivers which was very helpful becausethe nature of the dementia differs for many people.There were helpful tips and suggestions and words of advice from caregivers and this was presented in short easy to digest segments.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Care Giving and Dementia
This book is one of the best books on caregiving and dementia.It gives real life stories and situations that one can really relate to.The authors have done a great job.Each chapter is about a different issue in the life and path of the person with dementia as well as ones about the caregivers.You will see so much of yourself and the person you caregive for in these pages.I gained further insight into what to do in many situations I have encountered as a caregiver.Good stuff and highly recommended. ... Read more

13. Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Caregiver's Guide to Improving Communication
by Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
Paperback: 128 Pages (2007-11-16)
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Written especially for family members and friends caring for people with dementia, this practical guidebook offers a solution to commonly faced communication and relationship difficulties. The Validation approach s caring, empathetic techniques have been used and valued by professionals and families around the world to support meaningful communication and interaction with people with memory impairments.

Adapted from the best-selling book for professionals, The Validation Breakthrough, this hands-on resource gives family caregivers all the information and guidance they need to successfully implement proven Validation techniques and enjoy resulting benefits like

* reduced challenging behavior

* improved communication

* lower levels of stress and anxiety in both caregivers and older adults

* more satisfying relationships

In addition to background information about dementia and the principles behind Validation, the book includes detailed, illustrated explanations of specific verbal and nonverbal communication techniques. Realistic case studies demonstrate the approach in action in many different relationships, including husband/wife, parent/child, and grandparent/grandchild.

Caregivers who adopt Validation will learn how to break through the silence and pain of withdrawal and interact with their loved one with greater respect and compassion. Start re-establishing connections and improving relationships today with Validation Techniques for Dementia Care. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: The Family Caregiver's Guide to Improving Communication
I was very impressed with how quickly the book arrived and couldn't have looked better if I had bought it new in a bookstore.
I'm sorry that I don't have the name of the person that I bought it from... I couldn't get a report to go through so gave up
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for families of a loved one with Alzheimer's
The work of Naomi Feil has been around for 30 years.This book, based on Naomi Feil's work gives family caregivers tools to validate their disoriented loved one, and bring peace to them.An added benefit for us as caregivers, is that it gives us peace, and helps us to accept our family member as they are now, and begin to listen to the wisdom they can continue to share with us.

Alzheimer's support groups can use this to learn the methods together, and in turn, validate and support one another. ... Read more

14. Beyond Alzheimer's: How to Avoid the Modern Epidemic of Dementia
by Scott D. Mendelson
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2009-09-25)
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This groundbreaking work rests on the belief that Alzheimer's is one of several types of dementia and in most cases is avoidable. Rather than being the inevitable result of aging, Mendelson asserts dementia is primarily the result of bad diet, stress, lack of mental and physical exercise, and other lifestyle choices. He offers hope to both patients and their caregivers by recommending vitamins and more that may mitigate or delay the effects of dementia, as well as suggesting lifestyle changes that might help a person avoid dementia altogether. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mendelson Guides Those of Us with Cognitive Challenges
As a person with early-onset cognitive challenges I so appreciated Dr. Mendelson's approach. He has guided me through a maze of conflicting information. I recommend this book for the most current information on nutraceuticals and vitamins that may be helpful to improve quality of life for those of us with Alzheimer's in our families. I also heard him on Public Radio and I was glad that he values the neuro-protective prescription Selegiline.Beyond Alzheimer's: How to Avoid the Modern Epidemic of Dementia

5-0 out of 5 stars A choice pick for health collections focusing on senior issues
Is dementia the result of aging, or something more? "Beyond Alzheimer's: How to Avoid the Modern Epidemic of Dementia" is a discussion of the causes of dementia and what leads to it as many Americans enter into their twilight years. Poor conditioning throughout life, Scott D. Mendelson argues, is a root cause to dementia later in life. Discusses the brain and how it matures through life and can be left to wither without the right care, he provides an intriguing read for those who want to keep their body and mind healthy no matter what their age. "Beyond Alzheimer's" is a choice pick for health collections focusing on senior issues.

5-0 out of 5 stars Avoid the Modern Epidemic of Dementia
Highly recommended for anyone interested in A) the definitions for Alzheimer's, Dementia and related issues, B) the causes of Dementia, and C) the many ways to help prevent and treat dementia. Great for both caregivers and those touched by dementia, as well as the layperson simply interested in enlightening him/herself about the realities of this crippling problem that is becoming more and more prevalent across the globe.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, concise and very informative
I am a Social Worker assisting clients and families affected by dementia.I must say, Beyond Alzheimer's is the best book I have read on this topic.Dr. Mendelson's writing style keeps both the layman and professional in mind. The book provides easy to understand descriptions of the physiology of the brain as we age, causes of dementia, and preventative strategies - including well studied alternative approaches.Beyond Alzheimer's is very well researched, citing the most current data available. It is on the top of my list to recommend to both colleagues and clients.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scott Mendelson's "Beyond Alzheimers"
Like his previous book "Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness, Dr. Mendelson's new book BEYOND ALZHEIMERS - how to avoid the modern epidemic of dementia -ventures with great clarity to new conceptualizations of very important health issues.His insights are remarkable and I thoroughly enjoy his writing which I find compelling. ... Read more

15. Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach
by Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ellen Hickey
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2009-02-17)
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Dementia: From Diagnosis to Management - A Functional Approach is a comprehensive description of a functional and behavioral approach to assessing and treating persons with dementia. While very practical, the information is embedded in a scientific context of the causes, neuropsychological manifestations, and complications of dementia. The management of the impairments of dementia is centered on its functional consequences and impact on daily living. The chapters describe behavioral interventions and environmental strategies that aim to improve daily activities and quality of life from a proactive communication and memory basis. Specific suggestions are provided to enhance family involvement and staff relationships, interdisciplinary cooperation, reimbursement, and documentation across various home and institutional settings.

The book is written in a straightforward style and is evenhanded in its critical analyses of the evidence available to inform practice. The extensive clinical backgrounds of the authors allow them to use ‘real world’ case studies to illustrate common challenges of persons with dementia and potential solutions for caregivers. Further resources and clinical materials are included in comprehensive appendices.

The volume provides essential reading for clinicians and administrators who seek to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them. It is also an invaluable reference for beginning students in adult language disorders and gerontology.

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16. The psychology of dementia praecox
by C G. 1875-1961 Jung
Paperback: 182 Pages (2010-08-25)
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This work is the fruit of three years' experimental labor and clinical observation. In view of the difficulty and magnitude of the material, my work cannot and will not lay any claims either to perfection of treatment or to perfect certainty of conclusions and statements; on the contrary, it unites in itself all the disadvantages of eclecticism, which perhaps to many a reader will seem so peculiar that he will call my work rather a confession of faith than a scientific book. --Peu importe! What is of chief concern is that I may succeed in showing my readers how, by certain psychological investigations, I reached certain views, which I deem fit for the stimulation of the problems of the individual psychological basis of dementia praecox in a new and fruitful direction.

My views are no contrivances of a roving fancy, but thoughts which matured in almost daily intercourse with my venerable chief, Professor Bleuler. I owe special thanks to my friend, Dr. Riklin, of Rheinau, for considerably enriching my empirical material. Even a superficial glance at my work will show how indebted I am to the excellent conceptions of Freud. As Freud has not yet attained fair recognition and appreciation, but is opposed in the most authoritative circles, I hope to be allowed to define my position towards him. My attention was attracted to Freud by reading some of his articles, and indeed, at first accidentally by his "Traumdeutung," after which I studied also his other works. To be sure in the beginning I naturally entertained all the objections which are advanced in literature against Freud. However, I thought that Freud could only be refuted by one who himself had thoroughly tried the psychoanalytic method, and who should really investigate like Freud, that is, by studying out patiently and for a long time the daily life, hysteria and dreams from Freud's point of view. He who does not or cannot do this ought not to judge Freud, else he acts like those famous men of science who disdained to look through the telescope of Galileo. Fairness to Freud does not signify, as many fear, a conditionless submission to a dogma; indeed independent judgment can very well be retained beside it. If I, for instance, recognize the complex mechanisms of dreams and hysteria, it does not at all mean that I ascribe to sexual trauma in youth an exclusive significance, as Freud apparently does; still less does it mean that I place sexuality so preponderantly in the foreground, or that I even ascribe to it the psychological universality which Freud postulates under the impression of the very powerful role which sexuality plays in the psyche. As for Freud's therapy, it is at best a possible one, and perhaps does not always come up to expectations. Nevertheless, all these are only side issues which completely disappear beside the psychological principles, the discovery of which is Freud's greatest reward, and to which the critic does not pay enough attention. He who wishes to be fair to Freud should act in accordance with the words of Erasmus: Unumquemque move lapidem, omnia experire nihil intentatum relinque.

As my work is often based on experimental examinations, I hope that the reader will pardon me if he finds many references to the "Diagnostischen Associations-Studien."

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5-0 out of 5 stars Jung, the Greatest Psychiatrist in known history.
Any of the Princeton Bollingen editions are a piece of art as well as filled with wisdom. Any idiot can read Freud and think they understand the human mind, but Jung is humble and makes sure you can read Sanskrit, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Norse runes before you can understand him. What he has to say makes perfect sense, that there are no coincidences, only an illusion, and our minds and the material world are intimately connected through God. If you can master the philosophy you can rule the universe with God as your guide. Remember, you will need to know about Max Plank and his Quantum theories. Once you figure it out, E=mc Squared is useless because you will have the power to stop the process of fission and fusion through meditation in advance before it even starts. You will have the power to destroy evil at will. ... Read more

17. Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Dementia
by Kathryn A. Bayles, Cheryl K. Tomoeda
Paperback: 263 Pages (2007-05-07)
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Designed both as a text for classes on adult language disorders, namely the cognitive-communicative disorders associated with age-related dementia-associated disease, and as a useful handbook for professionals who work with these clients, this new book comprehensively details the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of such disorders. The authors, with over 27 years of experience working with individuals with dementia, have conducted three NIH longitudinal studies of individuals with dementia and have authored two widely-used standardized tests for evaluating dementia patients. They bring here the culmination of their lifelong studies and research and provide an in-depth and thorough text for students and clinicians alike. ... Read more

18. The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia
by Joyce Simard
Paperback: 240 Pages (2007-08-01)
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The innovative Namaste Care program helps facilities provide gentle end-of-life care, especially for residents with advanced dementia. Because of their profound losses, these individuals are often isolated with limited human contact during the final stages of their lives. This new program reveals simple and practical ways for direct care staff to provide holistic, person-centered care that maintains a human connection.

Blending nursing care and meaningful activities, the program promotes peaceful and relaxing end-of-life experiences for older adults. Sensory-based practices including placement in comfortable armchairs, soothing music, and gentle massage emphasize comfort and pleasure.

Developed by a geriatric social worker and dementia specialist, the program stresses dignity and respect at this vulnerable stage of life. Namaste Care will benefit facilities by improving residents quality of life
providing programming that meets current regulations for meaningful activities
supporting culture change initiatives
enhancing opportunities for family involvement
strengthening staff morale

Using this practical manual, nursing facilities can easily implement a Namaste Care program with minimal resources and training. Step-by-step advice for staffing, budgeting, and marketing a program is included. Detailed information for creating a Namaste Care room is provided, as well as alternative options for facilities with limited space. Plus, real-life vignettes illustrate the program in practice.

Recognizing the spirit within each person, this unique approach is valuable for all settings providing end-of-life care, especially skilled nursing facilities, assisted living settings, and hospices. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional!
This is the book for end of life issues.It gives you ways to provide comfort for your loved one and for you. ... Read more

19. The Handholder's Handbook: A Guide for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's or Other Dementias
by Rosette Teitel
Paperback: 216 Pages (2001-06-01)
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According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in ten persons over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 have Alzheimer's disease. In a national survey, 19 million Americans said they knew someone who had it. But when the author found herself in the role of caregiver to her ailing husband, she could find no books that answered her practical needs: How do you give a 170-pound man a shower? How do you pick him up when he falls? What support networks are available? When is it time to consider a nursing home and how do you find one? This work covers topics such as managing the expenses of long-term care through Medicaid, estate planning, and preparing for the patient's death and the loss of someone whose daily survival has been at the centre of one's existence. The author includes a helpful list of frequently asked questions, scheduling and memory aids, and websites where readers can find resources. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book!
I can not say enough good things about this book! The author has given so much advice, both practical and emotional.

You can tell this woman was a teacher as the chapters are clearly organized with a synopsis at the end of each and other sources of info. The index is excellent (and very useful).

Best of all, she writes from the heart...she's been there and knows what the journey is like.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Blessing!!!
Rosette Teitel is a gifted author. Her book is informative, helpful and full of PRACTICAL coping mechanisms, suggestions and resources. It is clearly written and is a guide on a difficult journey. My family and I found it to be invaluable . Mrs. Teitel addressed specific issues from many angles... all in one book!!
THE HANDHOLDER'S HANDBOOK is a God-send... a MUST READ for caregivers of anyone with dementia/Alzheimer's. If you buy nothing else, BUY AND READ THE HANDHOLDER'S HANDBOOK!! ... Read more

20. Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia: A Good Practice Guide for Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care (Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides)
by Hazel May, Paul Edwards, Dawn Brooker
Paperback: 174 Pages (2009-07-15)
list price: US$47.50 -- used & new: US$31.78
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The correlation between 'disengagement' and illness in people with dementia living in long-term care settings is becoming more widely recognised, and developing and adapting front-line staff responses to the changing needs of individuals is a crucial factor in addressing this problem. This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia (including those with learning disabilities) who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out the assessment, and suggestions for tailored interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment process. The authors also include a clear explanation of the five theoretical components of dementia that are considered in the assessment: health, biography, personality, neurological impairment and social psychology. This good practice guide will provide a step up to the challenge of providing person centred care as a minimum standard rather than just an ideal.Care workers in residential settings and social workers assessing clients for their support requirements will find this an essential resource. This series constitutes a set of accessible, jargon-free, evidence-based good practice guides for all those involved in the care of people with dementia and their families. The series draws together a range of evidence including the experience of people with dementia and their families, practice wisdom, and research and scholarship to promote quality of life and quality of care. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An updated guide to individualized and inclusive dementia care
Enriched Care Planning for People With Dementia provides an updated guide to individualized and inclusive dementia care, providing steps for improving the quality of psychological and social support for the person through their daily experiences. Tried and tested methods and a profiling approach make this a key acquisition for any library strong in dementia management and techniques.
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