Living with Dementia : A practical guide for families and personal carers
Living with Dementia: A practical guide for families and personal carers
Set to be one of our leading health problems because of an aging population, an increasing number of people will be faced with caring for a friend or family member with dementia.
In this clear and simple guide for carers and families, Professor Brian Draper – one of Australia’s leading Alzheimer’s and dementia experts – demystifies the condition.
Looking at its symptoms, treatment and management, this guide will help increase your understanding of why dementia occurs, the current treatments and how it may be managed both by professionals and those at home.
Filled with practical advice on therapies and drug treatments, Understanding Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias is an invaluable tool for carers or those worried about their own symptoms or those of a loved one.
The Author: Brian Draper is a Conjoint Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and since 1992, he has been the Assistant Director of the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals, Sydney.
In Live and Laugh with Dementia
Dr Low shows us how we can tailor activities to suit the needs and abilities of dementia patients who are unable to initiate activities themselves, and help them to:
- Maintain their relationships with others
- Maintain their self-identity
- Slow the decline of mental function by providing physical and mental stimulation
- Stave off boredom
- Experience happiness and pleasure.
Hopeful and inspiring, Live and Laugh with Dementia supports people to improve their relationship with the person with dementia.
Ideal for both family and professional carers, not only does it contain suggestions for activities and how to tailor them, but it also covers a host of ideas that will empower family and friends to re-engage with those living with dementia, allowing them to build new relationships, spread the load
of care and add richness to their lives as well as meaning to their own.
This invaluable book also contains tips for people with mild dementia in order to empower them to stay active and keep control of their lives as much as possible.
Nothing About Us, Without Us!: 20 Years of Dementia Advocacy
Advocating for dementia for 20 years, Christine Bryden has been instrumental in ensuring that people with dementia are included in discussions about the condition and how to manage and think about it. This collection of her hard-hitting and inspiring insider presentations demands 'nothing about us, without us!' and promotes self-advocacy and self-reflection. Provocative and insightful, the pieces included in the book address issues that demand attention, and will change the way dementia is perceived, and the lives of people with dementia and their families.
'Christine's journey as a dementia advocate is truly remarkable.
This collection of talks and presentations demonstrate the incredible progress that has been made as a result of her determination to make the world a more inclusive place for people living with dementia.' - Marc Wortmann, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Disease International
'Christine Bryden chronicles her two-decade journey living with a diagnosis of dementia, exploding myths and stereotypes along the way. Even in the face of cognitive struggles, Christine embodies personal growth, sharing her insights about the lived experience of dementia.' - G. Allen Power, MD, author of Dementia Beyond Drugs and Dementia Beyond Disease
'This should be compulsory reading for all professionals, people living with dementia and families affected by dementia. There is no us and them. There is only us.' - Professor Dawn Brooker, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, UK and author of Person-Centred Dementia Care
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