Rewriting the science of Alzheimer's Disease, this book presents the first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer's Disease. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, it outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain.
Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. This text presents the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.
Recent revisions of the Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Model have prompted the second edition of this guide to assessing and treating a range of behaviours when caring for older people with dementia. New material includes the use of physical restraint during personal care, lies and deception, end of life issues, and racism towards care staff.
Keith Oliver was diagnosed with young onset dementia in 2010, and has since become a leading activist for dementia care, and an international speaker. Telling his story through a diary format, this book gives an unparalleled insight into what day-to-day life with dementia is like, and how he continued to live a full life after diagnosis.
This essential textbook presents the wide range of issues faced by nurses and students working in dementia care. Grounded in high quality, up-to-date evidence, the book includes handy summaries and case studies to demonstrate the application of the evidence to practice.
Dementia is a little understood and incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. This book outlines the SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) for managing dementia that allows both sufferer and carer to maintain the quality of life, in various stages of the illness.
The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying.
When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, many family members assume new roles as carers, helping their relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. This title helps you and the person with dementia on the journey ahead.
This book presents a practical framework for whole person assessment of persons with dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out assessment, and suggestions for interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment.
Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type.
In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including social workers, practitioners and care staff.
Includes plenty of practical tips for caring for someone with dementia and on staying sane whilst doing so, a resources and useful contacts section and author's reflections on caring from a distance, and on when caring comes to an end.
John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential.
With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service.
This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them.
More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and nearly 11 million family members and friends serve as unpaid caregivers. Love, Loss, and Laughter challenges the typical perception of people with Alzheimer's as "empty shells," lost to themselves and others.
Using her experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing. This book provides much-needed help and practical strategies for care managers and carers to reclaim mealtimes as positive experiences for people with dementia.
This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices.
This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia
The description of each activity includes step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to adapt it for small or large groups, for individuals at home or in an organization, or people who are bedridden.
Mary Jordan, author of The Essential Carer's Guide, explains what you can expect when you receive a diagnosis of one of the many causes of dementia and what you can do to manage life going forward - how you can slow the progress of symptoms and how you can maximise available support.