When reasoning no longer works : a practical guide for caregivers dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's care
- How to avoid a catastrophic reaction
- Specific approaches for aggressive behavior
- How to deal with disruptive behaviors
- Ways to diminish wandering
- What to do when a wanderer is missing
- When to look for outside help
10 helpful hints for dementia design at home : practical design solutions for carers living at home with someone who has dementia
It provides simple and practical design solutions to adapt the living environment for people with dementia so that they can live independently for as long as possible.Covering topics such as lighting, interior décor, sound and use of assistive technology it gives advice on how these elements can be used to their best advantage in the homes of people living with dementia
Creating moments of joy : for the person with Alzheimer's or dementia
When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create perfectly wonderful moments—moments that put smiles on their faces, a twinkle in their eyes, or trigger memories. Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.
Within the sections are smaller steps. At the end of each step is a place where you can journal your thoughts, solutions, and treasures to help you achieve the overall goal of creating many moments of joy for the person with dementia, and for YOU!
The selfish pig's guide to caring
Be ing a carer is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings of guilt, probably brought on by fatigue and isolation. So Hugh Marriott has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who don’t know what being a carer is all about. His aim is bring into the open everything he wishes he'd been told when he first became a carer. And he does. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand.