This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours, with particular emphasis on how these are experienced by dementia sufferers themselves. Case examples demonstrate the typical symptoms and progression of dementia, and clear guidance is provided on how to support dementia sufferers at every stage and help them deal with the challenges posed by their condition. Relatives and carers will find this book a source of essential information and encouragement to deal confidently with the difficulties posed by the condition both for people with dementia and those around them.
Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. Like the population at large, people with learning disabilities are living longer, and therefore an increasing number are developing dementia. Service providers, planners, doctors, social workers, carers and direct support staff need to be equipped with relevant knowledge prior to the onset of dementia, so that they can devise appropriate therapeutic interventions and coping strategies, including health and medication management and palliative care. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers who also have a learning disability.
For people with dementia, the world can become a lonely and isolated place. Music has long been a vital instrument in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. Connecting through Music with People with Dementia explains how a caregiver can learn to use melody or rhythm to connect with someone who may be otherwise non-responsive, and how memories can be stimulated by music that resonates with a part of someone's past. 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 more meaningful interaction with people with dementia. The book provides practical advice on using music with people with dementia, and includes a songbook suggesting a range of popular song choices and a chapter focusing on the importance of caregivers looking after themselves as well as the people they care for. Suitable for both family and professional caregivers with no former experience of music therapy, and for music therapy students and entry level professionals, this accessible book will lay bare the secrets of music therapy to all.
This practical book explains why Christians are called to care spiritually for people who may not be able to show their response. It assures us that once we commit our lives to Christ, His Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He has promised never to leave us. This is true hope for weary caregivers and good news for sufferers.
Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.
Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer, at lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies can be designed in conjunction with users and carers, as well as exploring the application of novel methods and technologies.
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is a form of music therapy developed for people suffering from cognitive, sensory, or motor dysfunctions - arising from neurological diseases of the nervous system. People who can benefit from this therapy include sufferers from: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy is a comprehensive landmark text presenting a new and revolutionary model of music in rehabilitation, therapy and medicine that is scientifically validated and clinically tested. Each of the 20 clinical techniques is described in detail with specific exercises, richly illustrated and with pertinent background information regarding research and clinical diagnoses. The book is a 'must have' for all neurologic music therapists and those who want to become one, clinicians, university faculty, and students alike. Physicians and therapists from other disciplines will find this tome an important guide to provide new insight how music can contribute significantly to brain rehabilitation and how Neurologic Music Therapists can be effective interdisciplinary providers in patient care.
The physical care of people with dementia is of vital importance, but so too is their emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Encouraging those who care for people with dementia to develop their own creative skills, this book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies.
Buy your loved one a simplified but enjoyable story, specially written for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or rehabilitating after a Stroke. Perfect for anyone facing challenges with memory or concentration but who still wants to be treated as an adult. Presented as 'normal' 6x9 inch paperback book with a modern cover that looks similar to those used on James Patterson novels. There is no mention of dementia anywhere on the cover or inside the book>/strong>, so no indication to the reader that this is in anyway a 'special needs' book. Yet inside is where the magic happens. Over 6 chapters our central character explores their day. They meet and talk to people and make simple discoveries. An enjoyable and relevant story is told. Each chapter starts with a photograph that is relevant to the story and gives the reader with a helpful visual prompt. Short paragraphs are used with easy to read 16 point large print. This is helps the the reader avoid struggling with long paragraphs and stops them feeling overwhelmed by long chapters or confusing words. Jamie Stonebridge books are written in collaboration with people that have direct, positive experience of working with loved ones and patients that have dementia. They understand the enjoyment that can be gained from the simplicity of everyday events and the calming effect of a satisfying ending. The aim is always the same: to produce books that bring a smile. Real and relevant books give pride and confidence to people with Dementia. Avoid the embarrassment of using Childrens books and choose Senior Fiction instead. It is people like you that keep reading alive at all stages in a person's life. We can all live through books. Reading alone or with others is a wonderful thing. Choose a a Jamie Stonebridge book that brings joy and happiness. If you find it helps your loved one, please let others know by writing a review.
Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.
This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to symptom validity assessment with individuals with a known or suspected history of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It brings together leading experts in MTBI, symptom validity assessment, and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of patient presentations after an MTBI. The book describes techniques that can drastically alter case conceptualization, treatment, and equitable allocation of resources. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues, and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations. The book covers MTBI assessment in such specific settings and populations as clinical, forensic, sports, children, gerontological, and military. It also addresses professional issues such as providing feedback to patients about symptom validity, ethical issues, and diagnostic schemas. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will provide neuropsychologists, referring health care providers, courts, disability insurance companies, the military, and athletic teams/leagues with the in-depth, current information that is critical for the accurate and ethical evaluation of MTBI. Key Features: Provides in-depth, expert coverage of one of the most critical topics for clinical neuropsychologists Includes contributions from the leading authorities on both MTBI/post-concussive syndrome and malingering/symptom validity Covers assessment in such contexts as civil forensics, sports, military/veterans, and gerontological settings
Buy your loved one a simplified but enjoyable story, specially written for people living with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or rehabilitating after a Stroke. Perfect for anyone facing challenges with memory or concentration but who still wants to be treated as an adult. Presented as 'normal' 6x9 inch paperback book with an attention grabbing modern cover that looks similar to those used on James Patterson novels. Thanksgiving brings a wonderful opportunity for the family to visit, work together organizing the food and enjoy the meal and celebration. Loved ones past and present are remembered and there are plenty of simple reasons to give thanks for in this gentle and relaxing story told from a grandparent's perspective. Remember the simple pleasures of good food and good company. This book celebrates Thanksgiving but is also enjoyable at any time of the year! There is no mention of dementia anywhere on the cover or inside the book, so no indication to the reader that this is in anyway a 'special needs' book. Yet inside is where the magic happens. Over 6 positive chapters our central character explores their day. They meet and talk to people and make simple discoveries or observations. An enjoyable and relevant story is told of experiences that help the reader smile. Each chapter starts with a photograph that is relevant to the story and gives the reader with a helpful visual prompt. Short paragraphs are used with easy to read 16 point large print. This is helps the the reader avoid struggling with long paragraphs and stops them feeling overwhelmed by long chapters or confusing words. Jamie Stonebridge books are written in collaboration with people that have direct, positive experience of working with loved ones and patients that have dementia. They understand the enjoyment that can be gained from the simplicity of everyday events and the calming effect of a satisfying ending. Real and relevant books give pride and confidence to people with Dementia. Avoid the embarrassment of using children's books and choose Senior Fiction instead. We can all live through books. Reading alone or with others is a wonderful thing. Choose a Jamie Stonebridge book and bring happiness to the later stages of life. Make Every Day A Good Day
"Judy is a wonderful physical therapist, who has energy, enthusiasm and the best 'can do' attitude. She has accurately given a description of the major task of 'in-home care' that most people cannot understand. I applaud her efforts; both the monumental task of care for Dean (who was a super guy) and writing this helpful book. Job well done!" -Joyce Dunlevy Cready, RN, BSN, Rehabilitation "I want to commend Mrs. Jennings on the work done to put together this book. It will be a valuable resource for patients and caregivers, and provides an honest and thoughtful look at her experiences with LBD. It was an honor to care for Dean and I know that her work with him and in this book will help others who are going through the same difficult life journey." -Andrew P. Duker, MD, Neurology "This book is medically appropriate and concise. The information has breadth that is not available in other books. I will recommend it to all my patients with Lewy Body Dementia." -James P. Simcoe, MD, Family Practice "What an outstanding caregiver and loving wife to share this most personal knowledge, gained from her heartfelt experience with Lewy Body Dementia." - Peter A. Towne, PT, FAPTA Linda L. Towne, PT, MEd, Orthopedic and Neurological Physical Therapy
Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice. Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy. Includes over 255 illustrations—including algorithms, photographs, and tables—that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points. Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book’s traditional wealth of British expertise. Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making. Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy. Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging. Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text.
The third volume in the excellent World Psychiatry Association Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, compares research evidence and clinical experience concerning controversial issues in the clinical psychiatry of Dementia. Dementia is at present underdiagnosed and undertreated all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are very significant. Through comprehensive reviews and accompanying commentaries it will meet the urgent need to explore the current, available research evidence and discuss the various clinical practices occurring at present. * Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors * Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement.
Although uncommon in comparison to dementia in the elderly, early-onset dementia presents a huge problem for patients, their carers and physicians. This is the first comprehensive and international book on the subject, encompassing the clinical and neuropsychological features as well as the relevant advances in the neurosciences and patient management. After an introductory chapter on epidemiology, the book deals with assessment and evaluation, covers disorders mimicking dementia and describes the relevant advances in imaging, molecular pathology, neurochemistry and neuropathology. The focus then shifts to the main causes of dementia including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, Huntington's disease, prion encephalopathies and inflammatory disorders. The final section of the book deals with treatment issues including drug interventions and opportunities for non- pharmacological management. John Hodges is an acknowledged expert in this field and has assembled a team of leading academics and clinicians from around the world as contributors.
Calcium concentrations are tightly regulated in various neuronal and cellular compartments. The recognition that even very slight imbalances of calcium, when sustained over a long period of time, could lead by intraneuronal processes to cellular deterioration and death has led to the formulation of the calcium hypothesis of aging. Many of the leading scientists in this multidisciplinary field present their latest work in this volume, work that advances an understanding of the role of calcium in reviews range broadly from considerations of calcium channel functions at the molecular level to the role of altered calcium levels in behaviour.