Across the world, 44 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. And as much of the world struggles with an aging population, dementia is set to become ever more of a challenge for societies and individuals. But most people who are diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. This book fills the gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this guide will help those with dementia and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible. Includes a foreword by Dame Judi Dench
Practical advice for families, professionals, and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease around the world
Author: June Andrews
Publisher: Profile Books
The click guide to dementia has been developed to help people living with dementia, their family, carers and professionals working in this area to make use of the fantastic resources which are already available across the whole spectrum of needs today. We believe it is important to bring all of this information together in a single place. The guide lists more than a hundred of these resources.
Author: Shirley Ayres
Category: Health & Fitness
A ‘one stop shop’ for foundation degree students, Nursing Associates and first year Nurses. It covers the core modules, supporting students’ learning and achievement, and preparing them for their future roles.
Author: Gillian Rowe,Chris Counihan,Scott Ellis,Deborah Gee,Kevin Graham,Michelle Henderson,Janette Barnes,Jade Carter-Bennett
Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.
Author: Julian C. Hughes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.
Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde
Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und etwas doch bleibt.
Author: Lisa Genova,Veronika Dünninger
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Demenz stellt eine große Herausforderung dar – für den Einzelnen wie für die Gesellschaft. Derzeit leben weltweit mehr als 35 Millionen Menschen mit Demenz, und diese Zahl wird sich bis 2050 voraussichtlich verdoppeln. Eine solche Entwicklung betrifft auch die Architektur und den Städtebau, denn Menschen mit Demenz können sich oft schwer orientieren und nehmen Räume verändert wahr. Wie sehen Wohnungen, öffentliche Gebäude, Außenräume, Quartiere und Städte aus, wie die Infrastruktur und Umweltgestaltung, die den Anforderungen von Menschen mit Demenz und ihren Betreuern gerecht werden sollen? Welche Bedeutung erlangen hierbei sinnlich erfahrbare Elemente wie Licht, Farbe oder Akustik? Und nicht zuletzt: Kann die Beschäftigung mit Demenz auch eine Chance sein, ein neues Verständnis von Raum zu entwickeln, das der Architektur und dem Bauen insgesamt und damit allen Menschen zugute kommt? Diesen Fragen geht das Buch umfassend in Fachbeiträgen nach, die für ihre verschiedenen Disziplinen die spezifischen Anforderungen herausarbeiten. Daneben zeigt es anhand von internationalen Projekten konkrete Lösungen auf. Das Buch richtet sich an sämtliche an Entwurf und Planung Beteiligte − Architekten, Innenarchitekten, Ingenieure, Stadtplaner, Kommunen, Bauherren sowie die Nutzer selbst: Menschen mit Demenz, ihre Angehörigen und ihr soziales Umfeld.
Architektur und Demenz
Author: Eckhard Feddersen,Insa Lüdtke
Basiswissen für Betroffene und Angehörige
Author: Isabella Heuser
The correlation between 'disengagement' and illness in people with dementia living in long-term care settings is becoming more widely recognised, and developing and adapting front-line staff responses to the changing needs of individuals is a crucial factor in addressing this problem. This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia (including those with learning disabilities) who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out the assessment, and suggestions for tailored interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment process. The authors also include a clear explanation of the five theoretical components of dementia that are considered in the assessment: health, biography, personality, neurological impairment and social psychology. This good practice guide will provide a step up to the challenge of providing person centred care as a minimum standard rather than just an ideal. Care workers in residential settings and social workers assessing clients for their support requirements will find this an essential resource.
A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care
Author: Hazel May,Paul Edwards,Dawn Brooker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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 FriendsTM 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 Best FriendsTM Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Care Partners
Author: Virginia Bell, MSW,David Troxel, MPH
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
and similar conditions : the complete self-help guide for family and professional carers
Author: Gordon Wilcock
Publisher: Penguin Uk
Category: Health & Fitness
This third edition of "Alzheimer's Early Stages" offers the 5 million individuals diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones and caretakers new research findings, new approaches to treatment, and new information on the three key areas of Alzheimer's disease: medical aspects, day-to-day care, and care for the caretaker. Author Daniel Kuhn has been a social worker and educator focused on enhancing the well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as that of their families, since 1987. Alzheimer's disease has a beginning, not just an end; and as with all beginnings, one must take the first steps before one takes the last. The problems encountered early in the disease and the advice required then are very different from what is needed later in the disease. This book enlightens us about these early stages. Daniel Kuhn seeks to replace fear with knowledge, in the hope that knowledge will lead to empowerment. What does the disease look like and feel like when it first occurs? What types of problems are encountered first by the person with the disease, and by their family and friends? How can these problems be dealt with most effectively? This book is also about reversing the dehumanization that unfortunately is now associated with Alzheimer's disease. Although the disease should be feared and respected, it is not a cause for embarrassment or shame.... This book will serve as a discussion tool to encourage open and frank discussions about mild Alzheimer's disease among patients and family members. In Part One, readers learn about the medical aspects of Alzheimer's through descriptions of diagnosis and the progression of the disease from its earliest origins, and explanations of the current and proposed medical treatments. This section also describes potential non-drug means of treating the disease, such as physical exercise, and speculative treatments, such as coconut oil, that are gaining popularity yet are not strongly supported by scientific evidence. Part Two addresses the practical aspects of day-to-day care. Here, Kuhn explains the changing world of the diagnosed individual. Communication barriers associated with Alzheimer's disease are described and ways to overcome them are offered. Readers come to understand the change in their relationships due to the nature of the disease as well as how to adjust their expectations as these changes occur. Kuhn also describes the importance of anticipating long-term care needs through legal and financial planning. In Part Three, caregivers are given steps to care for themselves including how to obtain needed help from professionals and friends. Emphasis is placed on maintaining one's own physical, mental, and social health as an important aspect of ensuring the well-being of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Among the many topics covered are ways to ensure that people with Alzheimer's maintain a high quality life, such as ways of improving communication, selecting appropriate activities, addressing safety concerns, and including children in patient's lives. The book also includes a discussion of what the experience of having Alzheimer's is like, and an analysis of the slow, but hopeful progress being made in the treatment and prevention of the disease. In his introduction, Daniel tells us, "This book is not a step-by-step guide to the "correct" or "best" way to manage the inherent challenges of this disease. Rather, throughout this book I address general principles about coping strategies and offer specific suggestions. Whenever possible, I rely on the experiences of people living with Alzheimer's disease to illustrate key points." This book is practical. It tells you what you can and should do, and in some cases, what you should not do. Like a good cookbook, it provides guidance and advice but leaves room for individuality and experimentation.
First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
Author: Daniel Kuhn
Publisher: Hunter House
Category: Health & Fitness
Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine 8 builds on the prize-winning formula that won the first prize in the BMA Book Awards Medicine Category in 2010 (7th edition) and 2006 (6th edition). ‘This book is comprehensive, student friendly (if still intimidating in size!) and covers such a vast breadth of knowledge. It still remains the primary ‘must-have’ text book of any budding doctor, or qualified one at that. This book is stunning in its breadth and in its ease of use. It still remains as the ‘gold-standard’ thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’ BMA Judges 2010 'This is one of a select few books that deserves to be in most doctors' personal possession and it's as simple as that. ...’ Dr Harry Brown. New to this edition: New chapter on palliative medicine. Five times the number of margin clinical photos. New echocardiography images. Double the number of dermatological images; including all the major lesion morphologies covered in a single page. 16 new authors. New sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells. New members of the International Advisory Board from India, South Africa, Poland and the Middle East. 7 new online chapters from the International Advisory Board. Key online features: 30 extra short chapters online, written by members of the International Advisory Board to cover key international issues, such as malaria, envenoming and HIV. Animated practical procedures, including lumbar puncture, central venous and bladder catheterization, arterial cannulation etc. heart and lung sounds, and interactive surface anatomy available online. Full text online through StudentConsult. Add your own notes and bookmarks. Search across all the StudentConsult resources you own online in one place. New to this edition: New chapter on palliative medicine. Five times the number of margin clinical photos. New echocardiography images. Double the number of dermatological images; including all the major lesion morphologies covered in a single page. 16 new authors. New sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells. New members of the International Advisory Board from India, South Africa, Poland and the Middle East. 7 new online chapters from the International Advisory Board.
Author: Parveen Kumar,Michael L Clark
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Wissen, was stimmt
Author: Isabella Heuser
Category: Alzheimer's disease
Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.
Author: Anne Kenny
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Author: United States. Federal Security Agency,United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare,United States. Special Staff on Aging,United States. Office of Aging,United States. Administration on Aging
Strength-based Communication and Programming
Author: Eileen Eisner
Publisher: Pro Ed