Have you ever walked into a bookstore or library looking for a book that answers your caregiving need or speaks to your heart, only to find that they don't have very many good books about Alzheimer's Disease?
Finding accurate and timely information is one of the keys to providing good caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, and for maintaining a positive and healthful attitude. Lake Solitude Media, LLC is pleased to provide a selection of dozens of books related to Alzheimer's Disease. There is a book to fit nearly every need, whether you want to find caregiving tips, medical advice, discover how other families have learned to cope with the demands of Alzheimer's Disease, or see how the light of God shines even in the darkest hour.
The 36-Hour Day
A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, Fifth Edition
Nancy L. Mace, M.A., Peter V. Rabins, M.D., Paul R. McHugh
This indispensable guide for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease is recognized as the best handbook of its kind, enthusiastically recommended by physicians, friends, and family members. Readers will find in the third edition of The 36-Hour Day the latest information on: the financing and delivery of care in today's health care marketplace; the genetics of Alzheimer disease, which has special importance for family members who may be concerned about their risk of developing the disease; recent trends in research on the treatment of Alzheimer and about other dementia-causing diseases; new drug treatments which hold promise for improving the quality of life for persons with dementia; testing people for Alzheimer disease; eating and nutrition; assisted living facilities and hospice care; recent books, videos, and websites where families can find educational materials and information about Alzheimer organizations and state agencies on aging. This is the best-selling book about Alzheimer's on the Internet.
The 36-Hour Day describes the human element of living with the illness and caring for people with Alzheimer disease, from day-to-day problems (personal hygiene, wandering, and irritability, for example) to major decisions families will have to face: telling a parent that they may no longer be able to live alone, placing a family member in a nursing home, or coping when a spouse develops the symptoms of Alzheimer disease. As Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, writes in his foreword to the 3rd edition: "The 36-Hour Day is written for those who know something about life, hate to lose a person they cherish, and seek ways to bring assistance in living to him or her . . . It has served well in its prior appearances and should accomplish even more with this edition."
About The Authors:
Nancy L. Mace, M.A., teaches dementia care internationally. She has been a consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, and to the Alzheimer's Association, and she was an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service at the Department of Psychiatry of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Peter V. Rabins, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry, director of the psychogeriatric unit, and director of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service at the Department of Psychiatry of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient
A Guidebook for Caregivers
Hailed as an essential resource for caregivers, Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient shows how to improve the well-being and raise the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease. Author and psychologist Carmel Sheridan shows how to focus on the abilities that remain rather than the deficits of the patient. She offers simple, meaningful activities which help reinforce self-esteem while relieving boredom and frustration.
This book is written for all caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. It's well-written, easy to use and really helpful. Caregivers, both family and professional, have found Failure-Free Activities to be a treasure house of ideas, advice, activities, resources and other pertinent stress-saving information.
About The Author:
Carmel Sheridan is a psychologist and activities consultant specializing in Alzheimer's Disease. Her seminars for activity professionals and support groups are popular in Europe, Japan, U.S. and Canada. She is the author of several books including Reminiscence: Uncovering a Lifetime of Memories. Her books have been translated into several languages.
Relaxing and appropriate entertainment for your loved one with Alzheimer's Disease
Calming and relaxing DVDs with music and no narration
Because of the nature of memory diseases, it is hard for Alzheimer's sufferers to watch television and movies. It is difficult and frustrating to follow the plot and remember the characters of movies, situation comedies and dramas. Most television programs are also geared these days to a younger audience and have a lot of fast paced, jarring pictures with loud music that can be irritating to older viewers.
These DVDs are an alternative to regular television programs, and each video has no story or characters. They are filled with scenes of nature, including Saguaro National Monument, Yellowstone National Park, wetlands in Florida, the Blue Ridge Mountains and tropical fish in the Bahamas, all set to natural sound and soft pleasant music. The videos show deer, buffalo, colorful fish, wild birds and other animals in these pastoral settings, with many scenes of mountains, creeks, waterfalls, geysers, lakes, wild flowers, and sunsets.
The videos are used in in-home care settings, nursing homes, and residential group homes. Nursing homes are finding them very useful in the recreation areas of their Special Care Units and Alzheimer's Units, and spouses and adult children are using the tape in their homes to care for their loved ones.
Relief for the "36 Hour Day"
The response from Alzheimer's caregivers has been remarkable. In-home caregivers are finding that their loved ones are able to relax and enjoy the tape, freeing the caregiver to do their household tasks while the Alzheimer's victim watches the videotape.
"I'm a live-in caregiver for a 74 year old elderly woman with Alzheimer's. She often becomes agitated and restless throughout the day and evening. However, since I started using Lake Solitude Media's tapes as a relaxation tool, my struggles have diminished considerably. The scenic views, calming music and sounds of nature have captured the woman's attention. At times she becomes calm and tranquil, and at other times she becomes sleepy and takes a nap. I highly recommend these videos."
- Rosita Nunez
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A Journey into Alzheimer's, Compassion, and the Joy of Being
(Colorado Book Award Finalist memoir)
Fierce Blessing is a personal yet universal story which challenges the Alzheimer's stereotype of "loss of loved one." Read this moving memoir and see this disease in a new and more hopeful light.
"This is the best book on Alzheimer's I have ever read." -Carolyn Carter, ACSW, hospice
"If you're beginning this journey, read FIERCE BLESSING for guidance; if you've completed this journey, read it for comfort and perspective; if you're not on the journey, read it for sheer delight. It's a remarkable story, superbly told, and a glorious gift to caregivers or any other reader in need of respite, resolve, or restoration of spirit." - Wendy L. Bonifazi, RN
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