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An Unintended Journey


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,
Publisher :
Pages : 427
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download :578
published Date : 2013
Description :Using personal narrative and well-researched content, a science writer presents a guide to dementia care that walks caregivers through the basics of this brain disorder and addresses the needs and challenges they face.

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An Unintended Journey


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,
Publisher :Prometheus Books
Pages : 427
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 119
Total Download :532
published Date : 2013-07-16
Description :According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care. The author, an experienced medical and science writer known for her ability to clearly explain complex and emotionally sensitive topics, is also a former family caregiver herself. Using both personal narrative and well-researched, expert-verified content, she guides readers through the often-confusing and challenging world of dementia care. She carefully escorts caregivers through the basics of dementia as a brain disorder, its accompanying behaviors, the procedures used to diagnose and stage the disease, and the legal aspects of providing care for an adult who is no longer competent. She also covers topics not usually included in other books on dementia: family dynamics, caregiver burnout, elder abuse, incontinence, finances and paying for care, the challenges same-sex families face, and coping with the eventuality of death and estate management. Each chapter begins with a real-life vignette taken from the author's personal experience and concludes with "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Worksheets" sections. The FAQs tackle specific issues and situations that often make caregiving such a challenge. The worksheets are a tool to help readers organize, evaluate, and self-reflect. A glossary of terms, an appendix, and references for further reading give readers a command of the vocabulary clinicians use and access to valuable resources.

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Grace for the Unexpected Journey


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,
Publisher :WingSpread Publishers
Pages : 304
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 153
Total Download :652
published Date : 2018
Description :For the weary dementia or Alzheimer's caregiver If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers provides the care that caregivers need. Each daily devotion: Is short, ideal for demanding schedules Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage Features a relatable caregiving story Offers a key Scripture for meditation When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey

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The Dementia Caregiver


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,
Publisher :Guides to Caregiving
Pages : 300
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 122
Total Download :1018
published Date : 2017-12-28
Description :Alzheimer's and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.

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The Unexpected Journey of Caring


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield
Pages : 256
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 58
Total Download :775
published Date : 2019-06-05
Description :The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21st century care experience. Readers are invited to actively reclaim and remake how they think of themselves, their care situation, and their capacities to provide care for their loved one and themselves.

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Dementia Sucks


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,
Publisher :Post Hill Press
Pages : 355
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 148
Total Download :520
published Date : 2018-05-15
Description :“Not buying it, huh?” My mother acknowledged her assertion that the woman she pointed out at the rehab center as being her dead husband was a bit of a stretch. But this was the kind of conversation I had with Mom as her cognitive abilities declined and her psychosis fully bloomed. The true, heart-wrenching, and yet hilarious stories at the center of Dementia Sucks were borne of a journal and blog that author Tracey Lawrence kept as her mother transformed from classic Jewish mother, to mildly forgetful Floridian grandma, to geriatric delinquent removed by police for knife-play at a rehabilitation facility. Really. Tracey’s journey takes her from being an established graphic artist in northern New Jersey through bouts of full-time, hands-on caregiving of both her aging parents. She discusses many of the common challenges families face, and provides a humorous and highly educational perspective on her emotionally charged ride through geriatric illnesses, doctors, hospitals, insurance, facilities, family dynamics, and much more. Anyone who has family members they care about will want to read this book. Whether dementia visits or not, some aspect of Tracey’s caregiving journey will likely resonate with, amuse, and enlighten you. The trick to surviving loss after loss is to find the humor in it all and avoid punching anyone, least of all yourself. This irreverent look shows you the way.

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Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,
Publisher :U of Nebraska Press
Pages : 191
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
Total Download :930
published Date : 2005
Description :Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks is Lela Knox Shanks’s personal account of caring for her husband, Hughes, in their home after he was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Lela describes her initial denial, her discovery of coping skills, her eventual acceptance of his illness, and her ultimate recognition that the key to successful caregiving lies in never losing sight of the patient’s humanness. The book outlines twenty coping and survival strategies to guide caregivers to untapped inner resources and shows caregiving’s intangible rewards of increased self-respect and self-knowledge.

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Love in the Land of Dementia


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,
Publisher :Central Recovery Press, LLC
Pages : 180
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 153
Total Download :610
published Date : 2013-10-28
Description :Caregiver Shouse celebrates spiritual and practical lessons learned on her unscripted yet rewarding journey with her mother through Alzheimer's disease.

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Dementia Caregiver Guide


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,
Publisher :
Pages : 112
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 161
Total Download :1131
published Date : 2013-10
Description :This simple, easy to read, 100 page guidebook helps family members, friends, and caregivers to better understand the changes that come with advancing dementia or other impairments in thinking, reasoning or processing information. It also reinforces the impact of Teepa Snow's guidance and person-centered care interventions including the GEMS and Positive Approach to Care techniques. The goal is to provide better support and care practices when someone is living with an ever-changing condition. By appreciating what has changed but leveraging what is still possible, care partners can choose interactions that are more positive, communication that is more productive, and care that is more effective and less challenging for all involved.

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Contented Dementia


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,
Publisher :Random House
Pages : 304
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download :801
published Date : 2009-11-24
Description :Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

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A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,Helen Buell Whitworth ,James Whitworth ,
Publisher :Demos Medical Publishing
Pages : 294
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
Total Download :858
published Date : 2010-10-20
Description :Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. the Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms a

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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,Helen Buell Whitworth ,James Whitworth ,Joanne Koenig Coste ,Robert N. Butler ,
Publisher :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages : 240
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 143
Total Download :1022
published Date : 2004
Description :A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,Helen Buell Whitworth ,James Whitworth ,Joanne Koenig Coste ,Robert N. Butler ,Ken Abraham ,
Publisher :Thomas Nelson
Pages : 256
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
Total Download :994
published Date : 2012-10-29
Description :At first, Ken Abraham wrote off his mother's changes in behavior as quirks that just come with old age. There was memory loss, physical decline, hygiene issues, paranoia, and uncharacteristic attitudes. He soon realized that dementia had changed her life—and his familiy's—forever. "How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, still sitting right in front of you, talking with you, smiling at you—and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?" According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. That's one in eight older Americans. More than likely, that figure includes someone you know and love. As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition, New York Times best-selling writer Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved. When Your parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family's journey through dementia while offering hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease. Dont let this catch you by surprise—be informed before you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. This book can help.

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In the Lingering Light


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,Helen Buell Whitworth ,James Whitworth ,Joanne Koenig Coste ,Robert N. Butler ,Ken Abraham ,Cynthia Fantasia ,
Publisher :NavPress
Pages : 176
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 113
Total Download :684
published Date : 2019-07-09
Description :Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love—slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and their recall decreases, and our own needs suffer neglect as more and more of our time and attention is given to our loved one. Cynthia Fantasia is a caregiver. In this deeply understanding and empowering work she walks you through the landscape of caregiving—for your loved one and for yourself. She introduces you to friends and fellow travelers who offer their own words of empathy and insight. And she slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly empowers you to live well as you care for your loved one in the lingering light.

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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia For Clinicians and Caregivers


Author :Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Janet Yagoda Shagam ,Deborah Barr ,Marc E. Agronin ,Donna Thomson ,Zachary White ,Tracey S. Lawrence ,Lela Knox Shanks ,Deborah Shouse ,Teepa L. Snow ,Oliver James ,Helen Buell Whitworth ,James Whitworth ,Joanne Koenig Coste ,Robert N. Butler ,Ken Abraham ,Cynthia Fantasia ,Anne M. Lipton ,Cindy D. Marshall ,
Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media
Pages : 206
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 110
Total Download :1108
published Date : 2012-09-14
Description :The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals. This handy title offers expert guidance for the clinical management of dementia and compassionate support of patients and families. Designed to enhance the physician-caregiver interaction and liberally illustrated with case examples, The Common Sense Guide espouses general principles of dementia care that apply across the stages and spectrum of this illness, including non-Alzheimer's types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's disease. Clinicians, family members, and other caregivers will find this volume useful from the moment that symptoms of dementia emerge. The authors place an emphasis on caring for the caregiver as well as the patient. Essential topics include how to find the right clinician, make the most of a doctor's visit, and avert a crisis - or manage one that can't be avoided. Sometimes difficult considerations, such as driving, financial management, legal matters, long-term placement, and end-of-life care, are faced head-on. Tried, true, and time-saving tips are explained in terms of what works - and what doesn't - with regard to clinical evaluation, medications, behavioral measures, and alternate therapies. Medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals will undoubtedly turn to this unique overview as a vital resource and mainstay of clinical dementia care, as well as a valuable recommendation for family caregivers.

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