Creating Moments Of Joy Along The Alzheimer S Journey
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📒Creating Moments Of Joy Along The Alzheimer S Journey ✍ Jolene Brackey
✏Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer s Journey Book Summary : The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer's, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer's and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.
📒Creating Moments Of Joy For The Person With Alzheimer S Or Dementia ✍ Jolene Brackey
✏Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer s Or Dementia Book Summary : When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments, and while we are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment. Original.
📒Meet Me Where I Am ✍ Mary Ann Drummond
✏Meet Me Where I Am Book Summary : Me Where I Am provides knowledge and essential tools to lovingly, confidently and, above all, successfully care for those who live with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Over 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with them, 15 million unpaid caregivers seek knowledge and resources to assist them in the journey. The unique care principles found in Meet Me Where I Am help mitigate depression, decrease anxiety, and allow for successful relationships as long as possible in the dementia journey. Mary Ann Drummond, RN credits her unique care philosophy to the greatest teachers of all—the many individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Imbuing practical tips with wisdom, respect, and sensibility, Drummond comes full circle by sharing what happened when her own mentor fell prey to the disease. Meet Me Where I Am is a road map that teaches caregivers how to focus on the possibilities, discover the joy in the journey, and prepare for the road ahead.
📒Alzheimer S Disease ✍ Jennifer Lombardo
✏Alzheimer s Disease Book Summary : As some people age, their brain begins to deteriorate, causing loss of memory and other problems. Researchers are still unsure of the exact causes of Alzheimer's disease, but they believe lifestyle and genetics play a role. Through informative sidebars and enlightening infographics, which supplement the relatable text, readers learn about what Alzheimer's is and how to support a loved one who has been diagnosed. They also learn what is being done to work toward a cure for this disease.
📒Dementia Care Partner S Workbook ✍ Edward Shaw
✏Dementia Care Partner s Workbook Book Summary : The Dementia Care Partner's Workbook includes a forward by world-renown dementia educator Teepa Snow, who said, "This resource offers what is so needed in dementia care: a combination of practical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual support for those who have to make the journey. This workbook provides individual family members with greater awareness, knowledge, and skill to improve life, relationships, and care throughout the disease process."
📒Integrative Geriatric Medicine ✍ Mikhail Kogan
✏Integrative Geriatric Medicine Book Summary : Integrative geriatrics is a new field of medicine that advocates for a whole-person, patient-centered, primarily non-pharmacological approach to medical care of the elderly. Most current geriatric practices overprescribe medications and procedures and underutilize non-pharmacological, low-cost, high-touch methods. Patients, however, often show reluctance towards these standard practices, as the interventions they rely upon are often invasive. The practice of integrative geriatrics is rooted in lifestyle interventions, such as nutrition, movement therapies, and mind-body and spirituality approaches, that allow patients to have different path to their healthcare-one that utilizes pharmaceuticals and invasive procedures only when safer integrative approaches are not available or not effective. This first definitive textbook of this new field presents detailed, evidence-based information for all healthcare providers and advocates who work with geriatric population. It is intended not only for providers in outpatient settings, but also to those who work in nursing homes, assisted and independent living facilities, and senior community centers. In addition, Integrative Geriatric Medicine will provide valuable information for leaders and politicians who are involved with implementing policies and procedures for care of elderly patients looking for safer, less costly, and more patient-centered approaches.
📒The Emotional Journey Of The Alzheimer S Family ✍ Robert B. Santulli, MD
✏The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer s Family Book Summary : Alzheimer's disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning. The disease profoundly affects immediate family members, close friends, and neighbors. These people - the Alzheimer's family - undergo tremendous psychological and emotional change as they witness the cruel and relentless progression of the disease in their loved one. Incorporating over thirty years of experience with Alzheimer's patients and their families with current medical knowledge, the authors chart the complex emotional journey of the Alzheimer's family from the onset of the disease through the death of the loved one. They discuss the anger that rises in the face of discordant views of the disease, the defenses that emerge when family members are unwilling to accept a dementia diagnosis, and the common emotions of anxiety, guilt, anger, and shame. They focus especially on grief as the core response to losing a loved one to dementia, and describe the difficult processes of adaptation and acceptance, which lead to personal growth. Final chapters emphasize the importance of establishing a care community and how to understand and cope with personal stress. This volume will be useful to medical professionals and ordinary people close to or caring for a person with dementia.
📒Caregiving Both Ways ✍ Molly Wisniewski
✏Caregiving Both Ways Book Summary : Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia When a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they’re just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language. Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she’s mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia. Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care. In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to: • Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety • Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health • Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one • Handle difficult medical decisions • Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia Readers who turned to Alzheimer’s books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.
📒A Turbulent Mind ✍ Jay Artale
✏A Turbulent Mind Book Summary : Creating Moments of Joy Amid Alzheimer's storm are rainbow moments that lead to pots of gold and flashes of sunshine that push dark clouds away. The 39 poems in this collection were inspired by the authors experiences and interactions with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's. The most useful thing those of us on the outside of this disease can do is live in the moment and embrace the moments of joy that still pass through every day. Jay Artale has created a memorable collection of poems that scratch the surface of Alzheimer's and make you aware of the multifaceted impact of a disease that is both cruel and unkind. She takes you on a journey through denial, anger, guilt, sadness, and acceptance. But she also doesn't forget one of the most important elements - moments of joy. Her wry humor is sprinkled within this collection adding the emotional highs of the roller coaster ride she takes you on.These moments of joy are something that Jay discovered after reading Jolene Brackey's book "Creating Moments of Joy," and they are the backbone of her coping mechanism she uses to navigate her caregiving interactions. It's a collection of lighthearted, but impactful, poetry (inspired by Hilaire Belloc) that deals with a difficult topic in a unique and adventurous way - making it easy for a poetry sceptic to love. As well as getting a glimpse of Jay's current relationship with her mother, we're also awarded glimpses of the mother she once knew. The woman who was strong, determined, and always pragmatic. By adding this view into their past Jay manages to heighten the level of emotional response we experience while eavesdropping on their current reality. Who is this book for? For any carers, especially daughter and sons of dementia or Altzhimer's sufferers, this collection pulls back the covers to reveal what it is like to embark on a journey into the unknown, and how the see-saw of emotions you encounter along the way cannot be planned for or pre-empted. Take a moment from your hectic life, and the challenges of your day, to immerse yourself in a daughter's journey with the mother she loves. Jay's experiences are not unique. There are many other families going through the same scenarios and some much worse, but what is unique is Jay's poetic take on her relationship, experiences, and the impact on those around her.We hope that this book creates a moment of joy in your life, and brings you some solace and comfort while caregiving for your aging parents. Embrace your role and thank those around you who make the journey more comfortable and bearable. flip through these pages to discover a tale of Alzheimer's rhymes that fully regale an enticing life, of loss, laugher, and pain and my mother's memories that can't be regained it's a daughter's attempt to soothe a charred soul which burns & then smolders beneath her new role tread gently inside, on this journey of hope with a balance of words to help you to cope Reader's Feedback Here's some Feedback from Jay's Beta Readers "Wow! Let me just say I love your book so much. Your words, analogies, metaphors, imagery and flow are definitely something I am excited for others to read. You have done such an amazing job of depicting this disease and your struggle with it as well as your mother's. I think these poems will truly help others who are going through the same or similar situations. And for those who are not, they will feel and appreciate the emotion and vulnerability you have expressed in your writing." Shannon
📒Creating Joy And Meaning For The Dementia Patient ✍ Ronda Parsons
✏Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient Book Summary : Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient offers a positive approach to dementia care, one that will help caregivers connect the patient’s understanding to the world around him/her, so that even small triumphs can help to bridge the gap from the darkness of dementia to the integrity of the life of the patient.