Resources on Alzheimer's

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The ACT on Alzheimer's group in Paynesville recently donated a collection of resources to help families and caregivers learn about Alzheimer's.


Virginia Bell, David Troxel
Description: A Dignified Life offers hope and help with a proven approach to care by showing caregivers how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding positive ways to interact even as mental abilities declined. Firmly grounded in the latest knowledge about the progression and treatment of dementia, this expanded edition offers immediately usable tips and new problem-solving advice. It incorporates practical ideas for therapeutic activities including the latest brain-fitness exercises stimulate the brain while adding structure, meaning, and context to daily routines. While medical treatment of the disease hasn't changed in the past ten years, our understanding and awareness of treating people in a more caring way has changed substantially. With no cure on the immediate horizon, respectful care by effective and compassionate care partners is the only real "treatment" available to people with dementia. This approach is successful because it sustains people's connection to their world, their loved ones, and themselves. A Dignified Life shows the new generation care partners how to bring dignity, meaning, and peace of mind to the lives of both those who have Alzheimer's and dementia and those who care for them--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 616.831 Bel 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Susan H. McFadden, John T. McFadden
Description: "Never in human history have there been so many people entering old age--roughly one-third of whom will experience some form of neurodegeneration as they age. This seismic demographic shift will force us all to rethink how we live and deal with our aging population. Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden propose a radical reconstruction of our societal understanding of old age. Rather than categorize elders based on their respective cognitive consciousness, the McFaddens contend that the only humanistic, supportive, and realistic approach is to find new ways to honor and recognize the dignity, worth, and personhood of those journeying into dementia. Doing so, they argue, counters the common view of dementia as a personal tragedy shared only by close family members and replaces it with the understanding that we are all living with dementia as the baby boomers age, early screening becomes more common, and a cure remains elusive. The McFaddens' inclusive vision calls for social institutions, especially faith communities, to search out and build supportive, ongoing friendships that offer hospitality to all persons, regardless of cognitive status. Drawing on medicine, social science, philosophy, and religion to provide a broad perspective on aging, Aging Together offers a vision of relationships filled with love, joy, and hope in the face of a condition that all too often elicits anxiety, hopelessness, and despair"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.19 McF
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Oliver James
Description: Provides an approach to promoting well-being in dementia care, and includes making sense of dementia, wraparound care, and planning for the future.
Call Number: 616.83 Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Jolene Brackey
Description: A Journal For Caregivers
Call Number: 362.19 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Alan Wolfelt
Call Number: 155.937 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Joanne Koenig Coste
Description: A Groundbreaking Approach For Everyone Dealing With The Disease
Call Number: 362.19 Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Lisa Snyder, Douglas Galasko
Description: A guide to dealing with a diagnosis of Alezheimer's: coping with the diagnosis, managing symptoms, plannig for the future, keeping hope and humor, participating in research, and more.
Call Number: 616.831 Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Ronald C. Petersen, Mayo Clinic
Call Number: 616.831 May
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Dick Edwards, Mike Ransom, Ruth Weispfenning
Description: The author is a retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist.
Call Number: 306.874 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Lisa Genova
Description: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Call Number: FIC Gen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Claudia J. Strauss
Description: Provides information and ideas for caregivers about how to effectively communicate with persons with Alzheimer's disease.
Call Number: 362.19 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Nancy L Mace, Peter V Rabins
Description: When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. Now as the fifth edition, completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option. You'll learn: The basic facts about dementia; How to deal with problems arising in daily care-- meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety; How to cope with an impaired person's false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems; How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies; and Financial and legal issues you must address.
Call Number: 616.831 Mac 2011
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Mark L. Warner
Call Number: 362.19 War 2000
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Maria Shriver, Sandra Speidel
Description: Kate has always adored her grandpa's storytelling - but lately he's been repeating the same stories again and again.One day he even forgets Kate's name. Her mother's patient explanations open Kate's eyes to what so many of the elderly must confront: Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss. With special insight derived from her own father's struggle with Alzheimer's, Maria Shriver offers a touching and optimistic story that encourages awareness, acceptance, and dialogue among family and friends.
Call Number: J FIC Shr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
Joy A. Glenner
Description: "Integrating the practicalities of caregiving with the human emotions that accompany it, this guide is designed to support the caregivers and help them develop and sustain a loving family relationship between themselves and the person with dementia."--Jacket.
Call Number: 362.19 Whe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2015
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A Dignified Life : The Best Friends Approach To Alzheimer's Care
Virginia Bell, David Troxel
616.831 Bel 2012
Mom, Dad-- Can We Talk?
Dick Edwards, Mike Ransom, Ruth Weispfenning
306.874 Edw
Aging Together : Dementia, Friendship, And Flourishing Communities
Susan H. McFadden, John T. McFadden
362.19 McF
Still Alice
Lisa Genova
FIC Gen
Contented Dementia
Oliver James
616.83 Jam
Talking To Alzheimer's
Claudia J. Strauss
362.19 Str
Creating Moments Of Joy For The Person With Alzheimer's Or Dementia
Jolene Brackey
362.19 Bra
The 36-Hour Day
Nancy L Mace, Peter V Rabins
616.831 Mac 2011
Healing Your Grieving Heart : 100 Practical Ideas
Alan Wolfelt
155.937 Wol
The Complete Guide To Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home
Mark L. Warner
362.19 War 2000
Learning To Speak Alzheimer's
Joanne Koenig Coste
362.19 Cos
What's Happening To Grandpa?
Maria Shriver, Sandra Speidel
J FIC Shr
Living Your Best With Early-stage Alzheimer's : An Essential Guide
Lisa Snyder, Douglas Galasko
616.831 Sny
When Your Loved One Has Dementia : A Simple Guide For Caregivers
Joy A. Glenner
362.19 Whe
Mayo Clinic On Alzheimer's Disease
Ronald C. Petersen, Mayo Clinic
616.831 May