If you have a family member or close friend who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and you’re looking for current, useful information, then Alzheimer’s For Dummies is for you. This reference guide also is helpful if you
- Need to know more about its diagnosis and treatment
- Want to take care of yourself while taking care of your loved one
- Are not the primary caregiver but want to know how to help
- Want to know how Alzheimer’s Disease is going to affect you and your loved one
Alzheimer’s For Dummies takes a realistic look at Alzheimer’s Disease, what it is and what it isn’t. It offers pertinent, easy-to-understand advice for dealing with the myriad concerns and responsibilities that a primary caregiver must assume when managing an Alzheimer’s patient. Here’s a sampling of the information you’ll find in this valuable guide:
- Maneuvering through medical, legal, and financial tangles
- Distinguishing AD from other brain diseases and medical conditions
- Handling the fears that may accompany the diagnosis
- Evaluating current drug therapies; watching out for scams and quack treatments
- Finding the best doctors; dealing with attorneys and CPAs
- Looking at Medicare regulations
- Evaluating the cost of care
- The current state of research, diagnosis, and treatment
Television personality Leeza Gibbons, whose mother was stricken with AD, writes in the foreword of this book, “There is no upside to keeping your head in the sand. This book is a crucial step in your new fight. Arm yourself with the knowledge waiting for you in these pages. It will help you find answers and resources as you adjust to your new reality.” ....read more
Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the bible for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care.
The new edition includes:
- new information on diagnostic evaluation
- resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia
- updated legal and financial information
- the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements
- new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia
The only “cure” for Alzheimer’s is prevention, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program shows the reader how to take control. The program begins with an assessment test, checking everything from recall to physical balance. Then, with a baseline established, it introduces the 7-Day jumpstart program—just seven days to begin to improve everything: memory training 101, including the author’s easy-to-use “Look, Snap, Connect” memory technique. Daily mental workouts to sharpen your brain: wordplay, letter scrambles, 3-D drawings, tricky equations, logic challenges, and number sequences. Healthy brain nutrition, filled with antioxidants— berries, avocados, raw vegetables; omega-3 rich, anti-inflammatory food choices, including fish, whole grains, legumes; and the memory-boosting spices most often found in Indian curries. Stress-reduction strategies to fortify neurons. Best aerobic and strength exercises.
An American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 70 seconds. Here, right now, is an easy-to-follow, science-based breakthrough program that will add years of brain health and mental clarity to a person's life. ....read more
(Author) John David Baker RN MIfL Dip.RSA PGCE BSc DipHE Cert Man Care Cert Dementia Care LCGI
This book explains Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia.
This book is a bestseller. It previously reached the top spots for dementia books and psychiatric nursing books on the bestselling list on Amazon (during 2011).
Relatives that have read this book have said:
“I cried when I read this book. I never understood what had actually happened to my dad when he got dementia, until now”
“Now I understand what is happening to my mum and what to expect in the future”
“A book that I wish that I had read a long time ago, it is so helpful”
“I can see my granddad in this book. The things that this book talks about happened to him”
“Simple and clear English…..anybody can follow it…even me!”
Nurses and care staff that have read this book have said:
“I work in a hospital. We get many people in with dementia. Having read the book, I now understand this subject a lot better. I think I will be able to care for them a lot better”
“An excellent book for all nurses and carers working in hospitals and the community”
The book covers:
1. Overview of Dementia
2. What is dementia?
3. The Four Common Components of Dementia
4. Types of Dementia
5. Alzheimer’s Disease
6. Vascular Dementia
7. The Stages of Dementia
8. Medication for people with dementia
9. Abuse within Care Homes and the NHS
10. The Social and historical context of dementia
The author of this book is a practicing Nurse Specialist in Dementia Care, Care of the Older Person and Nursing Home Practice. He is also a relative of a person that had Vascular Dementia before she died.
He has spent decades working with people with dementia. He understands the theories and the realities of dementia extremely well. The author lives and breathes the world of dementia; he does not live in an ivory tower of academia or practice without understanding the theories of the academic world.
The author presents his knowledge in a clear and understandable way for all to read and enjoy.
Other books by John David Baker
RN MIfL Dip.RSA PGCE BSc DipHE Cert Man Care Cert Dementia Care LCGI
The Nurse Explains: How to Choose a Care Home
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Published 2011, print page equivalent 32 pages (6,800 words).
Finding the best care home to live in can be one of the biggest decisions of your life. It can also be an extremely difficult one. Often people do not know where to start or what questions they need to ask.
Just how do you tell a good care home from a bad one?
This guide will answer this question, and much more, in just 32 precise pages.
This book is written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Care Home Practice. He understands all too well that when selecting a care home time is often of the essence, hence this invaluable quick reference guide. The book covers:
1. Things That People Need To Know Before Visiting A Care Home
2. Types and Categories of Care Homes
3. How to find a care home
4. How to Make Contact with the Care Home
5. Tips for visiting Care Homes
6. A checklist of questions to ask when visiting a care home, and things to lookout for and to reflect upon later
7. Useful Organisations
Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.
Praise for The 36-Hour Day
Both a guide and a legend. -- Chicago Tribune
The best guide of its kind. -- Chicago Sun-Times
An excellent book for families who are caring for persons with dementia... A book that physicians can confidently recommend to the families of their patients. -- Journal of the American Medical Association
Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer the realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps. -- New York Times
An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's. -- New York Review of Books
An excellent, practical manual for families and professionals involved in the care of persons with progressive illnesses... The book is specific and thought-provoking, and it will be helpful to anyone even remotely involved with an 'impaired' person... Highly recommended, especially for public and nursing libraries. -- Library Journal
Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from dementia. -- Bookwatch
Recommended to all caregivers and families of persons with dementia as an indispensable source of valuable information on a very wide range of topics. -- Case Management Journals
An excellent guide with general information for family caregivers of persons with dementia... The text is person focused and describes the complexity and depth of the care required not only for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia but also for caregivers. -- Activities, Adaptation and Aging....read more