May 05, 2016

Books & DVDs on Vascular dementia

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Activities for the family caregiver : Vascular dementia : how to engage / how to live
Written specifically for family caregivers of those with vascular dementia, "Activities for the Family Caregiver - Vascular Dementia: How to Engage / How to Live" is the follow up to "Activities 101 for the Family Caregiver - Vascular Dementia." It offers information and insight to enhance quality of life through improved social interactions as well as activities of daily living, safety and general caregiver information. Learn new communications and activities strategies to improve time spent with your loved one. Gain new insights as you learn the "how to's," "why's," and techniques of activities - daily living and leisure. Discover how to turn daily activities and routines into opportunities to start some joy. Written by nationally recognized leaders in long-term care for those with physical and cognitive disabilities, "Activities for the Family Caregiver - Vascular Dementia: How to Engage / How to Live" provides much-needed information to address the unique social needs of those with vascular dementia and those who care for them. "Activities for the Family Caregiver - Vascular Dementia: How to Engage / How to Live" is just one book in a series of books from R.O.S. Therapy Systems.

A glass full of tears. Dementia day by day

“In this brutally honest and intensely personal diary account, June Lund Shiplett openly shares her emotional turmoil which ranges from bitterness, anger, self-pity, defeat, and despair to strength, tenderness, humor, love, and deep friendship. This book offers both family caregivers and professionals vivid examples of the effects of dementing illness and the comforting realization they are not alone with the emotions that this illness can generate.”
— Chari Weber, former Director of the Nason Center, an Alzheimer assisted living facility, co-developer of the Corinne Dolan Alzheimer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and an internationally-known expert and speaker on planning special dementia care centers and teaching the staff who work in them.

I can't recall : by way of dementia-a loved one, a family, and a zigzag journey
I Can't Recall is a sister's narrative of her brother's struggle with vascular dementia, diagnosed at age fifty-four. The book delves into family relationships, especially between a brother and sister. Younger individuals akin to Thom, those needing twenty-four hour nursing care, have few options. For Thom, a nursing home was chosen, and the hardships in making that type of decision are illustrated. In Part Two of the book, you will encounter Thom's journal, which was written during the first two years of his life at the nursing home. These journal entries are an amazing representation of dementia from the actual viewpoint of a person suffering from this incurable disease. The book illustrates the many twists and turns of managing a situation such as Thom's; reveals hope and fear; tells of sadness and happiness; imparts a bit of humor; and paints a picture of unconditional love.
Understanding vascular dementia
Vascular dementia affects around 20 per cent of people with dementia in the UK.  This booklet has been written to help anyone affected by vascular dementia – people with dementia, carers, family members and professionals – to understand the condition. It has been designed as a resource that can be referred to when specific advice is needed.
Contents: Understanding vascular dementia -- Symptoms of vascular dementia -- Types of vascular dementia -- Factors that may cause vascular dementia -- Diagnosing vascular dementia -- Treating vascular dementia

Managing vascular dementia: concepts, issues and management
Contents: 1. Introduction - 2. Concepts and definitions - 3. Approach to the patient: when to suspect vascular - 4. How common is vascular dementia? - 5. Vascular dementia: mechanisms of caustion - 6. Cerebral microcirculation: anatomy and function - 7. The harmful effects of aging, hypertension and diabetes on the cerebral microcirculation. - 8.Approach to the patient: what to do if you suspect vascular dementia - 9. Confirming the diagnosis of vascular dementia - 10. Comprehensive treatment of vascular dementia - 11. Prevention of vascular dementia - 12. Public helath aspects of vascular dementia


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