Health & Fitness

Dementia For Dummies - UK

Dementia For Dummies - UK

Author: Simon Atkins

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 111892469X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 307

Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementia within the UK healthcare system If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies, UK Edition provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Gives you the straight facts on dementia Covers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementia Helps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosis Provides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illness If you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.
Health & Fitness

Dealing with Dementia For Dummies

Dealing with Dementia For Dummies

Author: Simon Atkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118924693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 430

Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementia If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible—no matter how severe their symptoms are. Gives you the straight facts on dementia Covers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementia Helps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosis Provides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illness If you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.

Memories

Memories

Author: Mighty Oak Books

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798563617728

Category:

Page: 42

View: 121

Full of beautiful colour images from the 1950s in the UK that stimulate long-term memories. Share the fun and relaxing pleasures with a loved one of flipping through old photos that can spark conversation or reminiscence, reinforcing a sense of self and identity. Walk down memory lane with sections on music, films, sport, fashion, events, and much more. There is minimal text so that the images can prompt personal stories and encourage communication. ♥ Rekindle the love of books for elderly readers with dementia. Our books are specifically designed for adults, as giving seniors books meant for children can be demeaning. They are also short and lightweight, without the distractions and awkwardness of handling larger photo books. Give the gift of self-empowerment, hope, and dignity to people with dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or those rehabilitating after a stroke. Seniors who struggle with memory loss, eyesight or strength challenges who find it difficult to hold a heavy book or read long paragraphs of text will also enjoy this book. Connect to a Loved One This is Book #2 of our Reminiscence Books Series (including Memories: Memory Lane 1940s- UK Edition) designed to spark distant memories and restore a sense of self. Your loved one will enjoy these memories, and will often enjoy sharing them with you. Set a positive mood for interaction with full-colour, high quality photos Quiet and calm activity, especially for afternoon and evening hours Reassuring No mention of dementia, memory loss, or anything that could cause stress or embarrassment Easy to Read, Large Print, Minimal Text Photos have short captions, leaving room for personal stories Memory Stimulation Images are a powerful opportunity for association and reminiscence Comfortable to Hold Lightweight Soft Cover 8.5 x 11 inches (22 x 28 cm) 40 pages High Quality High Resolution Carefully curated Vivid, Full Colour ✓ Helpful Tips for Families, Caregivers, and Care Home Staff Sit beside your loved-one in a quiet area with no distractions Avoid shadows or reflections on the pages Provide a pillow on your loved-one's lap to support their hands and the book Allow your loved one to turn the pages when possible. This allows them to control the pace for engagement and reminiscence. If your loved one seems to particularly respond to a picture, ask if it makes them think of a story. Avoid asking specific questions with factual answers. Use in a group or care setting can bring individuals with dementia together and can be used as an entertaining activity that helps combat boredom or depression. Leave the book in an accessible place that allows your loved one to pick it up on their own time. More Products, Activities, and Gifts for People with Alzheimer's or Dementia Click on "Mighty Oak Books" underneath the book title for links to our full catalogue. Memories: Memory Lane 1940s (UK Edition)- Best Seller! Memories: Movie Stars Memory Lane Memories: Classic TV Picture Book of Psalms- Best Seller! Picture Book of Puppies- Best Seller! Picture Book of Gospels Picture Book of Proverbs Picture Book of Birds Picture Book of Sunsets Picture Book of Kittens Picture Book of Flowers Fun and Relaxing Activities for Adults (Vol.1)- Best Seller! Fun and Relaxing Activities for Adults (Vol.2)- Best Seller! Coloring Book of Psalms
Medical

Dementia Care

Dementia Care

Author: Dawn Brooker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317905479

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 533

Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on: Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and medication Advanced care plans And much more . . .
Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Dementia Services

Library Dementia Services

Author: Timothy J. Dickey

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838676933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 893

There are 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and tens of millions of their caregivers. Library and information professionals must learn to assist those with dementia. This book explores best practice guidelines and concrete ideas for serving those with dementia and their caregivers.
Medical

Practical Management of Dementia

Practical Management of Dementia

Author: Stephen Curran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315357553

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 671

Practical Management of Dementia, Second Edition remains a comprehensive guide to identifying the challenges faced in caring for patients with dementia. Integrating new research into the diagnosis, detection and management of dementia, this book brings together a wealth of extensive practical experience and knowledge. It answers questions on medical, psychological and social management in an informative, evidence-based manner. Emphasising the need for a variety of pharmacological, psychological and social approaches that can be adapted for individual patients, it also encourages an understanding of the patients' spiritual needs. Reviews of the First Edition: 'This is a highly readable and useful resource.' NURSING STANDARD 'Comprehensive and valuable. Of merit to all healthcare team members from all care setting perspectives.' GERIATRICS TODAY 'Consistent and clear, well written and edited.' THE JOURNAL OF DEMENTIA CARE
Medical

EBOOK: Excellence in Dementia Care: Research into Practice

EBOOK: Excellence in Dementia Care: Research into Practice

Author: Murna Downs

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335245345

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 618

Reviews of the previous edition: "Dementia care has come of age with this book. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard-pressed workforce." Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland "It's an admirably comprehensive and user-friendly resource for anyone with a professional or personal interest in excellent dementia care." Community Care "Written by leading theorists from a range of countries, this comprehensive text is a unique achievement. The expertise of researchers, practitioners and academic tutors is brought together in a stimulating, informative and sometimes provocative read." Nursing Standard "Essential and required reading for anyone interested in dementia care, ranging from first-year health and social care students (of any discipline) right through to experienced academics." John Keady, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, UK This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes in every chapter illustrate the realities of living with dementia and bring the theory to life. Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care. The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics: Dementia friendly communities Representations of dementia in the media Younger people with dementia The arts and dementia Relationships within families or with family carers Whole person assessment Transitions in care With engaging and varied pedagogy in each chapter this authoritative and compelling textbook is an absolute must purchase for a range of professionals and academics. Those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care will find this text enlightening and essential. Contributors: Kate Allan, Clive Baldwin, Jesse F. Ballenger, Anne Basting, Linda Boise, Barbara Bowers, Carol Brayne, Errollyn Bruce, Georgina Charlesworth, Habib Chaudhury, Linda Clare, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Heather Cooke, Karen Croucher, Murna Downs, Brandi Estey-Burtt, Simon Evans, Richard H. Fortinsky, Jane Fossey, Katherine Froggatt, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Claire Goodman, Cathy Henwood, Amy Illsley, John Killick, Amy Kind, Pia Kontos, Rachel Litherland, Michael L. Malone, Benjamin T. Mast, Kimberly Nolet, Jan Oyebode, Tonya Roberts, Steven R. Sabat, Pam Schweitzer, Blossom Stephan, Sarah Vallelly, Carol J. Whitlatch, John Young, Judy M. Zarit, Steven H. Zarit and Hannah Zeilig. Cover Image © Cathy Greenblat "Awareness of dementia is at its highest and this reflects the importance of the condition for individuals, their families, health and social care services and the wider community. While we have made significant advances in the care for people with dementia and their families, there is much work yet to be done. This book provides a fantastic framework in which to set our understanding of dementia and to take things forward." Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK "This edition of Excellence in Dementia Care provides an important, new and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in caring for the diversity of people with dementia. The international authors and global focus have created a unique textbook that will help educators, students and the broader care community to better understand the challenges and opportunities related to dementia care. I am particularly excited about this new edition because it goes beyond the individual and the family by showcasing efforts to create dementia-friendly communities and adapt physical design, offers a critical perspective on how dementia is portrayed in the media, literature and the arts, tackles issues related to whole person assessment, care planning and care transitions, and addresses the unique concerns of living with young-onset dementia. This volume is a welcome addition to the dementia care toolbox and will prove valuable to a very diverse international audience." Dr Robyn I. Stone, Senior VP for Research, LeadingAge, Washington DC, USA "The depth and breadth of this book invites all involved in practice, research and policy to reconsider dementia as something other than a degenerative brain disease and to shift their perspective to the person. The voice of the individual living with dementia, their family, care partners and collaborating professionals are all reconsidered within the context of our current evidenced-based knowledge. This book deeply challenges the status quo of dementia care and sets an expectation for so much more." Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant, PHI PolicyWorks, USA "This text will meet the needs of registered and preregistered student nurses working with people with dementia. It skilfully discusses all aspects of dementia drawing on the work of a number of experts in the field. The book considers the biological, social and physiological impact of the condition. It presents a balanced discussion of current research and thinking on the treatment of the condition and the care of dementia sufferers and their families. New and updated chapters help ensure readers of this text gain a holistic understanding of contemporary issues around this distressing and life-limiting condition." Nichola Barlow, Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, University of Huddersfield, UK "The first edition of this book was a vitally important and a key text in its field combining the talents of multiple experts in dementia and older people's care. It is pleasing to say that the second edition is equally as pivotal in gathering key expertise and providing the reader with the essential and important insight to provide forward-thinking care. The text takes forwards the concepts of dementia-friendly communities and explores the crucial topics of care in acute wards and end of life care. The text is a comprehensive book that would be useful to many health and social care professionals across a range of diverse organisations within the NHS, Voluntary Sector and other private and public health sector providers. Anyone working with older people and people with dementia and their carers should have access to a copy within their organization or I would strongly encourage individuals to purchase their own copy. I feel this is an essential text for anyone teaching health and social care courses from undergraduate to postgraduate students across a range of health and social care education settings. The sound evidence base to each chapter allows people working with individuals with dementia and their families to have access to the evidence quickly and easily, which is ultimately useful to practitioners and staff working on the ground. I feel this text is long overdue and of immense value to the field." Donna Doherty, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK "Bravo to the authors of Excellence in Dementia Care! They have created a must read guidebook for those providing care to persons experiencing cognitive changes and their families. This collaborative effort focuses on successful provider strategies encompassing topics across the dementia journey and is filled with spot on, relevant, and timely information. Best of all, this work is loaded with real case studies to help translate knowledge to practice, making it a true resource for all practitioners." Suzanne Bottum-Jones, MA, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA "..... the frequent use of narrative case studies and quotes from patients and carers makes for an excellent text that can be used in courses and training for those working in the field. The topics covered are diverse, ranging from ethics to ethnicity and from the designed environment to diagnosis and care pathways. The burning desire to put the best research into practice is clear throughout and the evidence base for good practice is carefully examined." John Wattis, Visiting Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Huddersfield, UK

Memories

Memories

Author: Mighty Oak Books

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798689171258

Category:

Page: 42

View: 652

Full of beautiful colour images from the 1940s in the UK that stimulate long-term memories. Share the fun and relaxing pleasures with a loved one of flipping through old photos that can spark conversation or reminiscence, reinforcing a sense of self and identity. Walk down memory lane with sections on music, films, sport, fashion, the heroes of WWII, and much more. There is minimal text so that the images can prompt personal stories and encourage communication. ♥ Rekindle the love of books for elderly readers with dementia. Our books are specifically designed for adults, as giving seniors books meant for children can be demeaning. They are also short and lightweight, without the distractions and awkwardness of handling larger photo books. Give the gift of self-empowerment, hope, and dignity to people with dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or those rehabilitating after a stroke. Seniors who struggle with memory loss, eyesight or strength challenges who find it difficult to hold a heavy book or read long paragraphs of text will also enjoy this book. Connect to a Loved One This is Book #1 of our Reminiscence Books Series designed to spark distant memories and restore a sense of self. Your loved one will enjoy these memories, and will often enjoy sharing them with you. Set a positive mood for interaction with full-colour, high quality photos Quiet and calm activity, especially for afternoon and evening hours Reassuring No mention of dementia, memory loss, or anything that could cause stress or embarrassment Easy to Read, Large Print, Minimal Text Photos have short captions, leaving room for personal stories Memory Stimulation Images are a powerful opportunity for association and reminiscence Comfortable to Hold Lightweight Soft Cover 8.5 x 11 inches (22 x 28 cm) 40 pages High Quality High Resolution Carefully curated Vivid, Full Colour ✓ Helpful Tips for Families, Caregivers, and Care Home Staff Sit beside your loved-one in a quiet area with no distractions Avoid shadows or reflections on the pages Provide a pillow on your loved-one's lap to support their hands and the book Allow your loved one to turn the pages when possible. This allows them to control the pace for engagement and reminiscence. If your loved one seems to particularly respond to a picture, ask if it makes them think of a story. Avoid asking specific questions with factual answers. Use in a group or care setting can bring individuals with dementia together and can be used as an entertaining activity that helps combat boredom or depression. Leave the book in an accessible place that allows your loved one to pick it up on their own time. More Products, Activities, and Gifts for People with Alzheimer's or Dementia Click on "Mighty Oak Books" underneath the book title for links to our full catalogue. Memories: Movie Stars Memory Lane Memories: Classic TV Picture Book of Psalms- Best Seller! Picture Book of Puppies- Best Seller! Picture Book of Gospels Picture Book of Proverbs Picture Book of Birds Picture Book of Sunsets Picture Book of Kittens Picture Book of Flowers Fun and Relaxing Activities for Adults (Vol.1)- Best Seller! Fun and Relaxing Activities for Adults (Vol.2)- Best Seller! Coloring Book of Psalms
Medical

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Menghis Bairu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124115309

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 490

Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease is a handy one-stop reference for researchers and physicians planning and conducting global clinical trials in this area. This book addresses important considerations that may arise during the successful design and execution of these trials, including site selection, local regulatory issues, pharmacogenomics, ethical matters and much more. Given the saturation of traditional clinical trial markets and the worldwide progression of Alzheimer’s disease, there is a need to focus on clinical trials in emerging markets and developing countries. This book provides you with a practical approach to recognizing the opportunities and tackling the challenges that are present during the planning and execution of global clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease. Written by leading experts with hands-on experience in designing and running global Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases clinical trials A step-by-step guide that provides critical information on the design, conduct and standardization necessary to effectively execute clinical trials and accelerate drug development in this area Includes practical examples, ethical considerations, lessons learned and other valuable tools to aid the planning and implementation of Alzheimer’s disease global clinical trials in emerging markets and developing countries
Social Science

Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

Author: David Moore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857256232

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 429

This practical book enables those already practicing or joining social work to consider the various ways that people can be supported to live well with dementia. Areas focused on include how the personalisation agenda is changing services through self-directed support, re-enablement and telecare, how risk can be managed while choice and independence are maintained, and how safeguarding of people with dementia can be positively practiced. The authors present information on essential new developments in the field of dementia care including changes in legislation and Government policy as well as providing examples of positive practice from around the country.
Health & Fitness

Living Well with Dementia through Music

Living Well with Dementia through Music

Author: Catherine Richards

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508784

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 217

Music is an essential tool in dementia care. This accessible guide embraces ways in which music can enhance the daily lives of those with dementia. It draws on the expertise of practitioners regularly working in dementia settings, as well as incorporating research on people with dementia, to help anyone, whether or not they have any musical skills or experience, to successfully use music in dementia care. Guiding the reader through accessible activities with singing, percussion, sounding bowls and other musical tools, the book shows how music may can be used from the early to late stages of dementia. This creative outlet can extend to inspire dance, movement, poetry and imagery. The chapters include creative uses of technology, such as tablets and personal playlists. The book also covers general considerations for using music with people living with dementia in institutional settings, including evaluating and recording outcomes. Living Well with Dementia through Music is the perfect go-to guide for music-based activities with people living with dementia.
Medical

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Author: Garuth Chalfont

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843105718

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 858

Adopts a holistic and person-centred approach to caring for dementia sufferers by considering their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Provides comprehensive examples of the wide range of ways a person can connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities, elements and environments.