Hope For Helpers Restoring Wholeness to Alzheimer’s Dementia

May 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

According to the Los Angeles Times, an estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's Disease, which means there are nearly 15 million stressed & tired caregivers looking for assistance and encouragement.

Are you one of them?

If so, this book was written especially for you: the spouse, child, friend or other family member of someone who has Alzheimer's Disease or another dementia disorder. In this easy-to-read book of about 70 Kindle pages you'll find practical tips, encouragement, and compassion to assist you as you care for your loved one.

How do you stop being resentful that your life isn't as easy as everyone else's? Is it ever okay to lie? How will you know when it's time to place your loved one in assisted living - and can you ever get over the guilt?

Come and find hope for the helper.

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The Nurse Explains Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

This book is suitable for people with dementia, their relatives and for healthcare professionals alike.

(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”

“Very enjoyable”

“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

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Stop Alzheimer’s Now How to Prevent Reverse Dementia

April 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Alzheimers

Dementia and other forms of neurodegeneration are not a part of the normal aging process. You should not expect to develop dementia as you grow older. The brain is fully capable of functioning normally for a lifetime, regardless of how long a person lives. While aging is a risk factor for neurodegeneration, it is not the cause! Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders are disease processes that can be prevented and successfully treated. This book outlines a program that is backed by decades of medical and clinical research that has proven successful in restoring mental function and improving both brain and overall health. You will learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and various forms of dementia. The information in this book is useful not only for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease, but for anyone who wants to be spared from encountering these devastating afflictions. These diseases don t just happen overnight. They take years, often decades, to develop. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, approximately 70 percent the brain cells responsible for memory are destroyed before symptoms become noticeable. Once symptoms surface, the brain is already in an advanced stage of degeneration. You do not want to wait until most of your brain has died before you start to do something about it. You can stop Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases before they take over your life, but you must start now. ....read more