Caring for someone with dementia: the economic, social, and health impacts of caring and evidence based supports for carers
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.
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.
It's all about the food not the fork!
Everyone enjoys the fun and convenience of snacks and other easy to eat food.
But for some people these meals in a mouthful are a life-changer—especially if they can be eaten with your hands and are good for you as well. That’s where new cookbook It’s all about the food not the fork! 107 easy to eat meals in a mouthful comes in—no cutlery required!
Don't give me eggs that bounce : 118 cracking recipes for people with Alzheimer's
Don’t give me eggs that bounce is not your average cookbook.
Carers are especially supported with time saving techniques, easy options and a special chapter on caring for the carer, along with lists of support organisations and resources.