February 01, 2017

4 really useful books

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Cheers Michelle

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
Kate Swaffer & Lee-Fay Low

This book explains the stages and symptoms of dementia, how it affects the brain, and how it affects the person and their families. It is a comprehensive guide to understanding and living with dementia - what to expect, what services may be required, how to cope with day to day challenges, etc. It describes current treatments and ongoing medical research, and will include first hand experience from people diagnosed with dementia, and will talk about what it is like living with Dementia.

The death talker : what we need to know to help us talk about death
The Death Talker offers a common sense approach to the issues we should all be thinking about so we can live and die well. The personal stories and practical information provide a sensitive guide for exploring the stuff that matters to each of us and to help us have meaningful conversations with the people we love.

Keeping love alive as memories fade : the 5 love languages and the Alzheimer's journey

… the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their application of the five love languages creates a new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. This collaborative work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease; correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD; discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages; address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey; and offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD.

The emotionally abusive relationship : how to stop being abused and how to stop abusing
Offers help to emotionally abused people and their abusers by covering all aspects of psychological abuse, including how to identify warning signs, establish firm boundaries, and cope with the anger and insecurities that promote abusive behavior.

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