February 03, 2017

carers books that are so short you could read them over a weekend or less!

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I care : a handbook for care partners of people with dementia

I Care is a gold medal winner in the healthcare book category in the 23rd annual US National Mature Media Awards Program. 
This book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease to make the most of each day! Care partners will see their loved one as a whole person with strengths and abilities, which will promote greater independence and self-sufficiency for the person with dementia.

Travelling and holidays with dementia
Why is this guide necessary?
Travelling and going on holidays plays an important role in many of our lives. Although living with dementia may make holidays more complex, it doesn’t necessarily mean these plans need to be put aside.
This guide has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia for people with dementia, their families, carers and friends, as well as for health professionals.
It provides a summary of the key issues surrounding travelling and holidaying when living with dementia and provides the reader with a number of tips for an enjoyable holiday.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the content of this guide is relevant to all States and Territories of Australia, we advise you to check with your local authorities regarding specific details and possible variations.
How does having dementia affect the way you take holidays?
Going on holidays can be an enjoyable experience for people with dementia, and their families and carers, as it offers a break from routine and the opportunity for new experiences. Some people like to travel alone, which can become increasingly difficult as the impact of dementia becomes more challenging for the person, as well as for their family, carers and friends.


 What to do when someone you love begins to forget. Having a loved one with memory loss is no laughing matter, but a little humour can help. With her sage advice and trademark irreverence, Joan Sauers helps to relieve the frustration of dealing with dementia sufferers while offering practical advice that will help you help them. Above all she reminds you that, though it may feel like the loneliest job in the world, you are not alone, a very quick and helpful read!

Mindfulness for carers:
 how to manage the demands of caregiving while finding a place for yourself

This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

One day at a time : sharing life with dementia

Care partners are the essential ingredient in the life of a person diagnosed with dementia. They enter this role unexpectedly, untrained and totally unprepared for their own mixture of emotions. In this her first book, Dorothy shares her insights into learning how to cope, live and laugh as a carer of a person with dementia in order to help family, friends and the community to realise the emotional trauma of the early years as a carer.

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