September 02, 2017

books suggested by Teepa Snow on Person Centered Care and available from the ALZ NSW Library

available for loan to members of AANSW - please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au





DEMENTIA BEYOND DRUGS: CHANGING THE CULTURE OF CARE, SECOND EDITION

By: G. Allen Power, MD

Revolutionize the way you provide dementia care with this empowering guide to achieving culture change.

Reducing the use of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia is key to successfully implementing compassionate, person-centered practices in your organization and this book shows clearly why and how it can be done. The revised second edition of this award-winning resource introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications are not the solution to ease the distress experienced by individuals living with dementia. Outlined here is the information and inspiration you need to provide alternative solutions for individualized support and care.



BEST FRIENDS APPROACH TO DEMENTIA CARE, SECOND EDITION

by Virginia Bell, M.S.W. and David Troxel, M.P.H.

Successfully implement this relationship-centered approach to dementia care that builds on the essential elements of friendship—respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor.

For decades the acclaimed Best Friends™ approach has been widely recognized for helping people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias experience meaningful engagement and dignity in all aspects of their lives. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, care partners learn how to apply the core principles of the approach through practical tips and instructive examples of Best Friends in action. An all-new section also provides a roadmap for creating and sustaining a Best Friends program.



ALZHEIMER'S A TO Z: A QUICK-REFERENCE GUIDE

By: Jyette Lokvig & John Becker

When you care for someone with dementia, finding ways to meet your own needs as well as those of the person for whom you care is a daily challenge that raises questions on a range of topics. This book combines the medical expertise of a doctor with practical wisdom of an experienced caregiver into an easily accessible guide, a constant and faithful companion for anyone working with dementia.

Alzheimer's A to Z is organized like an encyclopedia, in a convenient alphabetical format that allows you to find the information you need when you need it. Practical entries treat subjects like dressing, transporting, and talking with people with Alzheimer's. Discussions of medical and neurological aspects of the disease treat topics like the functions of short and long-term memory systems. Psychological entries explore emotional and communication issues related to Alzheimer's care. Each entry is engagingly written in direct, uncomplicated language that makes even difficult concepts easy to understand. The tone of the book is positive and constructive, making it as easy to give as it is to read.



I'M STILL HERE: A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF ALZHEIMER'S CARE

By: John Zeisel

There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease— though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing on the mind’s strengths. A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world.


THERE'S STILL A PERSON IN THERE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TREATING AND COPING WITH ALZHEIMER'S

By: Michael Castleman, Matthew Naythons, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in treating, managing, and preventing dementia. With information about the latest medical advances, coping strategies for caregivers, and affecting accounts from families dealing with this disease, There's Still a Person in There presents a new understanding of Alzheimer's-one that is optimistic, courageous, and comforting. "One of the best sources of help for Alzheimer's since...The 36-Hour Day. An absolute standout."-Kirkus


COACH BROYLES PLAYBOOK FOR ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS

By: Frank Broyles

My name is Frank Broyles, Athletic Director Emeritus for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Much like you, my life has been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease. When my wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, we didn’t know much about the disease or the impact it would have on our lives. What I did know was that Alzheimer’s was not going to destroy our love for life. Our family came together and decided to focus on what we did have instead of what we didn’t have.



DVS from Teepa Snow that are available right now

The combination of Teepa Snow’s been-there-done-that skills and her formal training as an Occupational Therapist give Teepa the credibility and experience to help caregivers with tried-and-true solutions.


Lewy body dementia : what everyone needs to know



End of life care & letting go



The Journey of Dementia



Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing & Meeting Unmet Needs




Spirituality in dementia care



Advanced Care Skills in Late Stage Dementia

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