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Navigating Alzheimer s Disease

Author : Diane Beach
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Being a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer's is the toughest job in the world. While you are providing 24/7 care and support, you are also grieving the loss of this person and the relationship you once had. You, of all people, do not have the time to read a long, detailed book on the do's and don'ts of caregiving. This handbook was written to provide you with helpful tips on key caregiver issues in a short, succinct manner.

Navigating the Alzheimer s Journey

Author : Carol Bowlby Sifton
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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is more stressful than almost any other caregiving role. You may already know firsthand how true this is. With limited treatment options from the medical community, it is truly your care that is the most meaningful treatment for your loved one. Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey is your best guide to providing that care. Whether the diagnosis is still fresh or you are well into your caregiving journey, the suggestions in this book will smooth your way. Filled with reassurances and practical advice, Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey gives you the encouragement and tools you need to manage the daily care of someone with dementia in a caring, compassionate, and supportive way. As a longstanding professional Alzheimer's specialist and a former caregiver herself, Carol Bowlby Sifton knows exactly what information you need to know, including how Alzheimer's disease and other dementias may affect your loved ones, how to communicate and interact most successfully, and how to manage activities of daily care. Learn why challenging behaviors occur and how to respond to them, how to arrange the environment to support everyday functioning, how to capitalize on remaining abilities, when and how to get help, and what plans to make for future care. You will find your most pressing day-to-day needs met in this comprehensive and informative book. Just like a compass, it will keep you confidently pointed in the right direction at each stage of your caregiving journey.

Navigating Alzheimer s

Author : Carolyn Cranwell
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The book that carers have been waiting for... There are currently an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia. It is anticipated by Alzheimer's Disease International that this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 74.7 million in 2030 and 131.50 million in 2050. International author Carolyn Cranwell has 18 years experience as a self-taught Alzheimer's carer. This remarkably insightful book is an easy-to-read account of a carer navigating her family through her husband Richard's diagnosis of Alzheimer's when he was in his early fifties. Carolyn's thought-provoking and entertaining style of writing guides the reader gently through sensitive and confronting topics. Her first-hand knowledge and expertise will provide confidence to those wanting to help but feeling uncertain how to approach the person with Alzheimer's, the carer or the family. 'Navigating Alzheimer's' aims to break down the barriers surrounding Alzheimer's disease and make it as familiar a topic of discussion to the public as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Compelling reading for anyone searching for inspiration, courage and resilience. You'll learn:- That Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia and how to recognise the top 10 early warning signs- When is the right time to stop driving and travel tips for the unwary- How to maintain balance in your family life while nurturing the person with Alzheimer's independence- The importance of supporting carers to avoid carer burnout and how primary carers can release themselves from carer's guilt- Successful tips for visiting and communicating with someone who has dementia- Suggestions for respite, nursing home entry and coping with loss- How to think and act like a survivor and tips for a resilient lifestyle.

Remember Me When Navigating Through Alzheimer s Disease

Author : Isabelle Angelite Ster
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Overview Remember Me When is written and illustrated by kids and part of Reflections Publishing's "Kids Helping Kids Through Books" series. Remember Me When specifically addresses the emotions that children experience when they are navigating through Alzheimer's disease with a loved one. The fiction stories in this series are written and illustrated from the fresh perspective of kids. With the stories written by child authors, child readers who are going through a difficult time can read these stories and have their feelings validated. By connecting with the children through a fiction story, it simply provides a start for the healing process. Because true healing requires a broad focus on emotional, educational, social, and even spiritual needs, this series also provides a non-fiction section for children (and parents) with the tools they need to navigate through these situations. Specifically, at the back of each book in this series, readers will find commentaries for dealing with difficult situations from experts in various fields (e.g., child psychologists, educators, therapists, and religious scholars). We believe this series will provide children with valuable tools to assist them in dealing with many real-life challenges. Description of Remember Me When: The cruel reality of Alzheimer's disease is that it steals from two groups of people. Individuals suffering from this form of dementia are callously robbed of their minds and memories over time. Just as heartbreaking, though, is the theft of the continued comfort and joy the Alzheimer's patients would have brought to their family members and loved ones as the disease progressively grows worse. Remember Me When is a heartfelt story that provides insight into the terrible crime that is Alzheimer's disease, as told from the perspective of an unlikely collateral victim-a child. Combining a touching story written by 8-year-old Isabelle Ster (whose grandfather, Papa Jerry, suffers from the disease), beautiful imagery from artist Emily Morgan, and expert advice on coping skills and interacting with those who suffer from this disease, Remember Me When will be a cherished resource to families and friends as they journey alongside a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

New Every Day

Author : Dave Meurer
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Alzheimer's. It barges into your life, breaks your heart, bewilders your mind, disrupts your plans, impacts your finances, and consumes enormous amounts of time and energy. When someone you love has Alzheimer's, you need more than just information on the disease--you need a break. You need a laugh. You need a friend by your side who knows exactly what you're going through. Award-winning humorist Dave M. Meurer is that friend. Packed with practical information--like how to get the DMV to take away the car keys or how you shouldn't insist on correcting your loved one's misperceptions--and plenty of true stories from his own experiences navigating life with a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's, New Every Day offers hard-earned wisdom and even some badly needed comic relief for readers journeying down this difficult road. With compassion born of experience, Meurer helps caregivers develop the ability to relax, adapt, and even sometimes laugh again.

Navigating the World of Alzheimer s Disease

Author : Delaney Walker
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Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a condition which deteriorates the brain and results in a form of dementia. Its the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and its symptoms have significant impact on both individual with AD and their caregivers. Family members are often confused and overwhelmed with an AD diagnosis. This thesis incorporates a comprehensive literature review that addresses four significant areas of need for individuals with AD: Feeding, communication, behavioral, and activities of daily life. The booklet highlight the importance of family education as they navigate the unfamiliar road of AD.

Navigating Alzheimer s

Author : Mary K. Doyle
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Journalist and author Mary K. Doyle has written a poignant but practical handbook for Alzheimer's caregivers that will enlighten anyone touched by this debilitating disease. She offers straightforward guidelines for caregivers and their families, important lessons she learned in the eleven years she has been caring for her beloved husband, Marshall. She writes frankly about: recognizing the warning signs of Alzheimer's; understanding the disease's typical progression; managing conflict with family and friends; the importance of caring for yourself; the emotional, physical, and financial costs of caregiving; and how, when, and where to find help-- including sound advice on making the critical choice among assisted-living facilities when that time comes.

Navigating The World of Alzheimer s Dementia

Author : Kenneth White
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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease with Dementia? It can be a very frustrating if not frightening experience when signs of dementia start to develop. Patients, family members, and caregivers alike can become fearful that important healthcare information will be missed or forgotten. This journal is designed to help the patient as well as the family and caregivers in relaying important health information as well as to develop a means of challenging memory.The journal provided daily prompts with blank lined spaces to mark the response, with prompts covering events of the day, memories of previous days, important questions, information about any assistance needed throughout the day, as well as a caregiver and family response section for any notes or questions that need to be answered .Additionally, there is a mood tracker section in which to mark moods along with times of the day in which the mood occurs. In doing so, it is easy to check for trends in moods, which can often be helpful for caregivers and even physicians to guide medical decisions.Key product features: 6" x 9"convenient size, Paperback, Printed on premium, white paper, Professional binding, 120 pages

Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders

Author : Marjorie Calvert
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Demos Health and the American Academy of Neurology Present a New Book for Patients with Smell and Taste Disorders Over 200,000 people visit doctors each year for smell and taste problems. Since our ability to smell and taste decreases with age, up to 14 million Americans aged 55 and older may live with these disorders, undiagnosed. Smell and taste disorders affect a person's ability to enjoy food and drink and may result in decreased appetite, weight loss, and too much added sugar and salt in the diet. In severe cases they may lead to depression. Smell and taste problems can also interfere with personal safety, limiting the ability to notice smoke and potentially harmful chemicals and gases. Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders is a unique collaboration between a doctor and a food consultant that both addresses the subject of smell and taste loss and provides food preparation tips and a special recipe section that will appeal to other senses and make food attractive again. This is a must-have reference book for all those living with smell and taste disorders. The book covers the whole disorder including How smell and taste work Causes of smell and taste problems Treatments What you can expect when you visit a specialist Recipes that will appeal to other senses and make food attractive again First-person accounts of coping with this disorder Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders is the inaugural book in the series Neurology Now Books from the American Academy of Neurology. Inspired by Neurology Now, the AAN's leading neurologic patient information magazine, Neurology Now Books are written from a multidisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of a neurologist with other related experts and patients and caregivers. Each volume will provide the reader with the most up-to-date information, answers to questions and concerns, and first-person accounts of others who are living with a neurologic disorder.

Human Spatial Navigation

Author : Arne D. Ekstrom
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The first book to comprehensively explore the cognitive foundations of human spatial navigation Humans possess a range of navigation and orientation abilities, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. All of us must move from one location to the next, following habitual routes and avoiding getting lost. While there is more to learn about how the brain underlies our ability to navigate, neuroscience and psychology have begun to converge on some important answers. In Human Spatial Navigation, four leading expertstackle fundamental and unique issues to produce the first book-length investigation into this subject. Opening with the vivid story of Puluwat sailors who navigate in the open ocean with no mechanical aids, the authors begin by dissecting the behavioral basis of human spatial navigation. They then focus on its neural basis, describing neural recordings, brain imaging experiments, and patient studies. Recent advances give unprecedented insights into what is known about the cognitive map and the neural systems that facilitate navigation. The authors discuss how aging and diseases can impede navigation, and they introduce cutting-edge network models that show how the brain can act as a highly integrated system underlying spatial navigation. Throughout, the authors touch on fascinating examples of able navigators, from the Inuit of northern Canada to London taxi drivers, and they provide a critical lens into previous navigation research, which has primarily focused on other species, such as rodents. An ideal book for students and researchers seeking an accessible introduction to this important topic, Human Spatial Navigation offers a rich look into spatial memory and the neuroscientific foundations for how we make our way in the world.

Neural and Cognitive Substrates of Alzheimer s Disease related Navigation Deficits

Author : Amy deIpolyi
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Navigation impairments are common among Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and have a devastating impact on daily functioning. To understand the neural and cognitive bases for these impairments, I studied spatial disability in human patients and a transgenic mouse model of AD. Mice were tested with a specialized maze that distinguished allocentric (world-based) hippocampus-dependent strategies from egocentric (self-based) striatum-dependent strategies. I also measured AD-related pathology in the hippocampus and striatum of these mice. Whereas almost all nontransgenic mice used allocentric strategies, more than half of transgenic mice engaged egocentric strategies. In transgenic mice, the hippocampus had significantly lower levels of synaptic activity-dependent proteins and higher levels of amyloid-beta (Abeta) than the striatum, which was relatively spared, paralleling the strategy alterations. Transgenic mice that used hippocampus-independent strategies learned better than those that persistent engaged the hippocampus. Therefore, flexibility in selecting learning strategies may impact the severity of navigation deficits in AD. Encouraging transgenic mice and potentially AD patients to engage hippocampus-independent strategies could alleviate some spatial disability. To study humans, I used a route-learning task to test mild AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients, and voxel-based morphometry to assess structural changes in brain regions critical for human navigation. AD and MCI patients recalled having seen landmarks, but not when or where they saw them. About half of the patients got lost on the route, though traditional measures of disease severity did not predict who got lost. Patients who got lost had significant atrophy in putative neural components of the human navigation network, including the right posterior hippocampus. Thus, distinct patterns of atrophy may yield specific cognitive deficits. Knowing what neural regions are damaged by disease may predict which patients are at risk for navigational disability. In summary, parallel investigations in transgenic mice and human patients suggested a central role of hippocampal dysfunction in AD-related spatial disability and elucidated mechanisms that could be potential therapeutic targets.

Navigating the Complexities of Stroke

Author : Louis R. Caplan
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Strokes afflict thousands of people every year. Yet, for every fatal case, many more victims survive, often going on to live long, productive lives. Of course, none of it is simple-not preventing a "brain attack," nor survival, rehabilitation, or living with cerebrovascular disease. The key is education, for both the moment of crisis and the long term. Navigating the Complexities of Stroke provides a practical guide for the lay public and medical professionals. Dr. Louis R. Caplan, one of the world's leading experts, guides readers through the subject in a straightforward and accessible manner. He examines the anatomy of the brain, explaining the specialized functions of different regions, and describes the flow of blood from the heart. He turns to the mechanics of the stroke itself, clearly discussing the complexities of the two major kinds-the ischemic and hemorrhagic-and the resulting damage. Most helpfully, Caplan offers information and advice that readers will find immediately useful: the medical conditions and other factors that create risk, stroke symptoms, abnormalities that doctors look for, tests available to evaluate strokes, complications and disabilities that can result, and the paths of treatment and rehabilitation. He offers real-life cases of victims and their families that demonstrate successful recovery, but also reveal the sometimes troubling impact of strokes on survivors and their families, who can suffer frustration and demoralization that the medical profession often overlooks in its biological focus. Caplan also examines strokes in children and young adults, who are often neglected in literature that is largely aimed at seniors. Navigating the Complexities of Stroke empowers victims, families, and general medical providers. It puts in readers' hands the knowledge necessary to avoid strokes, address them quickly, and effectively recover, so they won't lose heart when it is needed most.

Conversation Goals Communication Satisfaction and Relational Dynamics While Navigating Alzheimer s Disease

Author : Elizabeth A. Spencer
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I Know You by Heart

Author : Angie Swetland
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In the U.S. today, over 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia. Each of these individuals has a story. And each one has caregivers, with stories of their own.You have questions - so many questions about what is happening now, and what is to come. How do I cope with this new manifestation of the disease? How do I prepare for an uncertain future?This is especially true when just navigating your way through each day can be overwhelming.Contained within these pages are answers to some of your questions as well as strategies for your future. In navigating this journey, it is important to remember two essential truths. The first is that the body may fail, and the mind may wander, but the spirit - the person inside - remains intact. The caregiver's role is to maximize the remaining strengths of the person they care for.The second is that you are not alone. Caregiving is often an isolating experience.Stories from the lives of others let us know that our experiences are not unique. Be assured that many have gone before, and others are walking the same road today.This is "I Know You by Heart: Navigating the Dementia Journey"

Alzheimer Disease

Author : Robert Becker
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Navigating the Maze of Research E Book

Author : Sally Borbasi
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A new third edition of this essential research E-book for Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students. This third edition of Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice is the ideal tool for nursing and midwifery students in Australia and New Zealand. Learning to access, evaluate and apply research findings in everyday clinical practice can be difficult. This excellent introductory E-book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging manner; demonstrating how to use research and, importantly, which research to use. Authors Sally Borbasi and Debra Jackson have also introduced a wealth of new content while continuing to provide the E-book’s inimitable balance of theory and activities. All chapters have been significantly revised and updated to reflect current nursing and midwifery research theory and practice, and midwifery students will welcome the increased focus on midwifery specific research. Additional new content in this E-edition of Navigating the Maze of Research includes an increased focus on developing an evidence-based culture in the nursing workplace; a new chapter on applying the research process; a more explicit discussion of nursing ethics; case studies linking practice to research; and increased detail on sampling techniques and reliability and validity. Additional online resources are available for lecturers and students via Elsevier’s Evolve platform. Content is presented in an accessible and engaging manner. Consistent format that makes the text easy to navigate Chapter features include: - Abstract - Key terms - Hints - Student Challenges - Tips for International Students - Other boxed information - Evolve icons indicated throughout the text Resources kit References Evolve eBook and online resources including Power point slides, test banks, activities and weblinks An increased focus on evidence-based practice throughout An increased focus on research specific to Midwives A more explicit discussion of ethical principles A new chapter on Applying the Research Process More detail on sampling techniques, reliability and validity Case studies linking research to practice

Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents

Author : Cheryl A. Kuba
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Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents proposes an entirely unique approach to the field of gerontology, giving dependent care receivers a voice. Caregivers will be made aware of what care receivers truly want during life's final chapters. Exploring issues of housing, spirituality, personal care and death, Cheryl Kuba has created a testament to the dependent elderly. This book draws on numerous interviews with aging people and discusses common caregiver mistakes and interpretations, what a caregiver should expect when an aging parent moves in, and how to care for an aging parent from afar. Kuba also delves into such phenomena as guilt, role reversal, changing family dynamics, financial stress, and caring for oneself while caring for another. The 22.4 million elderly people being cared for in the United States comprises the fastest growing segment of the population, making this reference on the opinions and concerns of care receivers invaluable.

Navigating the Narrow Path to Life Daily Reflections from a Fellow Traveler

Author : Donna Noble
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Life is a jumble of disconnected events that sometimes defy reasonable explanation. Donna Noble takes the holy Word of God and marries it to her life experiences, education, and study of the Scriptures to try to help others make sense of the things that happen in our lives. Share her walk in the form of a daily reflection that will point out the sometimes obvious things we miss in our hurried lives these days, how the Lord reaches out to us and tries to get our attention, reviewing our own salvation and progress in the difficult process of sanctification, and gives a prayer to send us out into our day with something to reflect on. Come and join the journey as we all try to make sense of this crazy event we call life.

Mom s Journey

Author : Whitney Harrison Carnes
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"Mom's Journey" is a guide for anyone who has a loved one going through dementia/Alzheimer's disease. This guide is geared slightly more toward men because of the frustration I encountered with self-help books during my mother's illness. I found those books either written by women or health care professionals, and from my point of view they had too much emotional content or too much professional jargon which caused me to skip pages and chapters. Due to that frustration, "Mom's Journey" is a short easy read with useful information gathered from my personal experience and research. Thirty percent of the net proceeds from the sale "Mom's Journey" will be donated to the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer's Association.

Language Dementia and Meaning Making

Author : Heidi E. Hamilton
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This book investigates the ways in which context shapes how cognitive challenges and strengths are navigated and how these actions impact the self-esteem of individuals with dementia and their conversational partners. The author examines both the language used and face maintenance in everyday social interaction through the lens of epistemic discourse analysis. In doing so, this work reveals how changes in cognition may impact the faces of these individuals, leading some to feel ashamed, anxious, or angry, others to feel patronized, infantilized, or overly dependent, and still others to feel threatened in both ways. It further examines how discursive choices made by healthy interactional partners can minimize or exacerbate these feelings. This path-breaking work will provide important insights for students and scholars of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, medical anthropology, and health communication.