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"contented dementia" - by a clinical psychologist...
outlines a ground breaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both patient 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 method 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.
I care : a handbook for care partners of people with dementia
This book is a gold medal winner in the 23rd annual National Mature Media Awards Program.
This award winning book will both inspire and educate care partners of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias 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.
I Care covers:
- Controlling Yourself, not the Circumstances
- Describing the Brain with Dementia
- Preparing for a Move
- Staying Engaged
- Communicating with Someone with Dementia
- Encouraging Socialization
- Remembering Takes Practice
- Creating Meaningful Time, not just Passing the Time
- Establish Goals
- Give Up “Control”
- Small Changes, Big Successes
- Dear Friends
- Meaningful Activities
- Making the Home Safe and Supportive
- Organization Establishes Calmness
- Routines Provide Predictability
- Home Modifications Compensate for Deficits
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Overcoming Guilt
- Making Time For Yourself
- Where To Look For Help
Rather than being limited to doing to, the care focus is expanded to enabling and empowering these individuals to function at their remaining best.
This enlightened view not only benefits persons with dementias, but has the potential to offer a more meaningful and less stressful experience for their care partners.”
Carer's Handbook : a practical Australian guide to caring for people who are sick, elderly or have a disability
A practical, fully illustrated guide for those looking after someone at home, with comprehensive advice on all aspects of caring. Addresses the needs of the carer, offering constructive guidance and emotional support. Features basic nursing procedures and essential first aid information and advises on a wide range of equipment for greater independence and comfort.
Coping with Alzheimer's: a caregiver's emotional survival guide
A practical as well as philosophical guide for caregivers…invaluable insight into coping with the emotional challenges of taking care of a person living with dementia : denial, anger, guilt, shame, depression, stress, acceptance. These concepts are analysed and practical guides are provided on how to deal with them successfully. …a compassionate as well as rational look at the life and tasks of caregivers.
- 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.