Living Your Best with Early-stage Alzheimer's

An Essential Guide

Author: Lisa Snyder

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 1934716030

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 283

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Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's at an early stage when a person may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the condition. Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimer's: An Essential Guide offers the person who is living with Alzheimer's a practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more. This sensitive and practical guide for people with early-stage Alzheimer's is refreshingly empowering and full of answers and solutions to day to day questions and challenges. It is a beacon of comfort and reassurance, written in the warm, intelligent voice of Lisa Snyder---a leading expert in the field. The book also provides invaluable wisdom and tips from people with Alzheimer's and is a must-read for all of my patients with Alzheimer's and their families. Steven A. Ornish, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Vice President, San Diego Psychiatric Society

Autism Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Vitamin D Deficiency and the Explosive Rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: John J Cannell, MD

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 1934716464

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Autism affects 1 in every 68 American newborns. Cases of autism are increasing at a rate of 12% every year and families spend up to $100,000 per year to manage this disease; lifetime expenses may exceed $3 million per sufferer. What has changed to cause this rapid rise in the incidence of autism spectrum disorder? Who’s the most susceptible? And what can be done about it? In this truly groundbreaking work, autism researcher John Cannell, MD, provides the most comprehensive and compelling explanation to date regarding the causes, prevention strategies, and treatment protocols that, in many cases, reverse autistic symptoms. Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, draws on decades of research to make the strong case that vitamin D is very important in preventing autism and that high doses of vitamin D can be quite successful in treating some people with an autism spectrum disorder. He provides a thorough explanation of the relationship between autism and vitamin D, dispels many of the existing theories related to causes of autism, and presents a solid foundation for a revolutionary new approach to preventing and treating autism. Also included is a thorough discussion about obtaining safe levels of vitamin D through supplementation, sunlight, and diet. Heartwarming and encouraging case studies round out this innovative new book.

A Dignified Life

The Best FriendsTM Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Care Partners

Author: Virginia Bell,David Troxel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757316662

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. By the year 2030, experts estimate that as many as 66 million people around the world will be faced with this life-altering disease. Unfortunately, these staggering statistics impact millions of caregivers, too. Compared with all types of caregivers, those who assist someone with dementia experience the highest levels of burnout, depression, poor health, and premature death. A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded offers hope and help with a proven approach. Ten years ago, the first edition of A Dignified Life changed the way the caregiving community approached Alzheimer's disease by showing caregivers how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding positive ways to interact even as mental abilities declined. Firmly grounded in the latest knowledge about the progression and treatment of dementia, this expanded edition offers a wealth of immediately usable tips and new problem-solving advice. It incorporates practical ideas for therapeutic activities—including the latest brain-fitness exercises—stimulate the brain while adding structure, meaning, and context to daily routines. With new stories and examples as well as an updated resources section, A Dignified Life, Revised and Expanded gives caregivers the support and advice they need to be successful and inspired in their demanding roles. While medical treatment of the disease hasn't changed in the past ten years, our understanding and awareness of treating people in a more caring way has changed substantially. With no cure on the immediate horizon, respectful care by effective and compassionate care partners is the only real "treatment" available to people with dementia. The Best Friends™ Approach is successful because it sustains people's connection to their world, their loved ones, and themselves. It's a universal program which has been embraced by professional and family caregivers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. In its revised form, A Dignified Life offers caregivers an antidote to the burnout and frustration that often accompanies the role of caring for a person with Alzheimer's and dementia. Rather than struggling through a series of frustrations and failures, A Dignified Life shows the new generation care partners how to bring dignity, meaning, and peace of mind to the lives of both those who have Alzheimer's and dementia and those who care for them.

The Last Marathon

Author: Ron Buerkle

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1642140880

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Last Marathon is the author’s experience of his descent into memory loss and his triumphs during his courageous battle back. His story highlights his positive attitude and his “can do” approach to overcoming obstacles he faced not only throughout his life but during his battle with Alzheimer’s. The book chronicles Alzheimer’s as Ron’s final challenge, which he visualizes as the ultimate race—his last marathon. Even though he understands he will lose the war, he continues to win many battles. This humorous, uplifting, and inspirational story encompasses the many successes as well as embraces the dark side of his race against this disease. The author’s incentive for writing the book is to encourage, support, and educate others and their families during their own race to the finish line. The Last Marathon includes the training techniques and lifestyle changes Ron applies to his daily routine. He and his doctors feel strongly these strategies are what have contributed to the disease’s slow progression and Ron’s continued high functioning despite his having virtually no memory.

Fast Facts for Dementia Care

What Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826120377

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer's

The Script You Need to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One

Author: Dede Bonner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560858

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the 10 Best Questions™ more important than after the life-altering diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice given by experts from the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center for Aging -- as well as personal stories from caretakers, including television star and activist Linda Dano and nationally syndicated columnist Harriet Cole -- The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's is a guide you'll take with you to your doctor's office and keep close at hand as your loved one progresses from the initial diagnosis through all the stages of the disease. In addition to the medical questions, you'll also learn what you need to ask your spouse or parent; questions to assess home safety issues, driving skills, and home care; and how to care for your own emotional, legal, and financial health. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's shows you and your family how to move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate -- for yourself and for your loved one.


Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Alzheimer's from the Inside Out

Author: Richard Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 255

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Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? The author provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, communication difficulties, changes in relationships with loved ones and friends, the declining ability to perform familiar tasks. This exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.

Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.,Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W.,Tina Adler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429959002

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 32

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Previously published as part of THE ALZHEIMER'S ACTION PLAN. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds, with millions more at risk. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, families don't know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions. Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis tells you the truth about Alzheimer's treatment, living well with early-stage Alzheimer's, finding peace of mind during the middle years, and answers the 40 most common questions. Clear, compassionate, and empowering, Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis is a must-read.

A Look Inside Alzheimer's

Author: Marjorie N. Allen,Susan Dublin,Patricia J. Kimmerly,PJ. Kimmerly

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1936303469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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" A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special. "

Alzheimer's Early Stages

First Steps for Family, Friends and Caregivers

Author: Daniel Kuhn

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897933974

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 306

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The Alzheimer's Action Plan

The Experts' Guide to the Best Diagnosis and Treatment for Memory Problems

Author: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.,Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W.,Tina Adler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429934727

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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Is it really Alzheimer's? How to find out and intervene early to maintain the highest quality of life "Most of us will either get Alzheimer's or care for a loved one who has. This action plan can empower you to make a difference."---Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Alzheimer's is a disease affecting more than five million Americans, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds. Millions more are worried or at risk due to mild memory loss or family history. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, many people with memory loss and their families---and even their doctors---don't know where to turn for authoritative, state-of-the-art advice and answers to all of their questions. Now, combining the insights of a world-class physician and an award-winning social worker, this groundbreaking book tells you everything you need to know, including: · The best tests to determine if this is---or is not---Alzheimer's disease · The most (and least) effective medical treatments · Coping with behavioral and emotional changes through the early and middle stages · Gaining access to the latest clinical trials · Understanding the future of Alzheimer's Clear, compassionate, and empowering, The Alzheimer's Action Plan is the first book that anyone dealing with mild memory loss or early Alzheimer's must-read in order to preserve the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

I'm Still Here

Creating a better life for a loved one living with Alzheimer's

Author: John Zeisel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118101

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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The unfortunate popular perception is that when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, they are immediately lost to themselves, to those who love them and to those they love. In I'M STILL HERE, John Zeisel shows how you can connect with someone through the fog of dementia and build a relationship with the person within. This groundbreaking book focuses on connecting with Alzheimer's sufferers through the abilities that don't diminish over the course of the disease, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other approaches to treatment, this book demonstrates how it is possible to offer sufferers a quality of life with a connection to others and to the world around them.

Yemma - Meine Mutter, mein Kind

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077230

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Sie war schön und liebte das Leben - Tahar Ben Jelloun nimmt Abschied von Yemma, seiner an Alzheimer erkrankten Mutter. Mit unendlicher Zuneigung und größtem Respekt schildert er die klaren Momente, in denen sich Yemma an ihre Jugend in Fès, ihre Ehemänner und die Hochzeitsfeste erinnert. Doch er beschreibt auch den körperlichen Verfall und den zunehmenden Rückzug aus der Realität, wenn sie das Haus schmücken lässt für ein Festmahl mit ihren drei verstorbenen Ehemännern. Ein großartiger, anrührender autobiographischer Roman von Tahar Ben Jelloun, dem wichtigsten Autor des Maghreb.

Don't Rain on My Parade

Living a Full Life with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Author: Richard Fenker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989460019


Page: 240

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The first ¿how to¿ book that takes a positive approach to living with Alzheimer¿s.Don¿t Rain On My Parade addresses a crucial question in an aging world with over 20 million people globally are diagnosed with Alzheimer¿s and other types of dementia each year. If you have dementia, how can you plan to ¿live a full life¿ as an independent, adult being¿a life that is complete and filled will thousands of positive moments. The book is a ¿how to¿ based on research, psychology and the stories of many heroes living fully with dementia and shouting out their experiences and needs in books and blogs. It offers a positive, person-centered approach to Alzheimer¿s written directly to people in the early and mid-stages (and their associated family/friends/caregivers). It offers communication, living with hope, dealing with anger, humor, preserving a personal history and many more ideas to support living intentionally, independently and happily

Developing Support Groups for Individuals with Early-stage Alzheimer's Disease

Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Author: Robyn Yale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878812261

Category: Medical

Page: 231

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Traditionally, much of the literature on Alzheimer's disease has focused on caregivers rather than on people with dementia. Now, this innovative book shows readers how to help people with Alzheimer's disease by implementing support groups that meet their needs. This important reference provides step-by-step guidelines and ready-to-use forms for developing, facilitating, and administering effective supprt groups for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Based on the research and clinical experience of Robyn Yale, whose pioneering work in this field has become a model for the development of support groups around the country, Developing Support Groups for Individuals with Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease shows how to select group participants, train group facilitator's, and address administrative concerns. Supplemented by role plays for practicing ways to handle difficult situations, this helpful book is an invaluable resource for social workers, adult day care providers, researchers, Alzheimer's Association chapter staff, and other health care professionals working with people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Your Best Medicine

From Conventional and Complementary Medicine--Expert-Endorsed Therapeutic Solutions to Relieve Symptoms and Speed Healing

Author: Marc A. Goldstein, MD,Myrna Chandler Goldstein, MA,Larry Credit, OMD

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781594868498

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 624

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Integrative medicine—the practice of combining remedies from various therapeutic disciplines to optimize relief and speed healing—is transforming both how health professionals treat disease and how patients manage their own care. Your Best Medicine introduces the reader to this new world of healing options for everyday ailments like dry skin, fatigue, and indigestion as well as more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of the treatments and techniques in Your Best Medicine have been handpicked by two practitioners—one a conventionally trained MD, the other a specialist in complementary therapies—based on established therapeutic protocols, research evidence, and clinical experience. Conventional and complementary remedies appear side by side so readers can evaluate at a glance the remedies' relative effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Every entry in Your Best Medicine also provides important information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic techniques, as well as preventive measures. Armed with this knowledge, readers can make decisions wisely and confidently at every stage of their care.

Early-stage Alzheimer's Care

A Guide for Community-based Programs

Author: Diane Weddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826186409

Category: Medical

Page: 157

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Information on implementing early intervention programmes for people with Alzheimer's Disease