Mace, Nancy L., author.
"Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on: devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia; strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms; changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws; palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship; dementia due to traumatic brain injury; choosing a residential care facility; [and] support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members. The central idea underlying the book--that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them--remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide."--Publisher's description
Keon, Joseph, author
"The Alzheimer's Revolution offers readers a research-based program that can dramatically reduce the risk of this devastating condition. Alzheimer's disease is the number-one public health crisis of our time. Approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's. In 2021, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia. It's time to turn our attention and resources toward prevention"-- Provided by publisher.
Smith, B. (Barbara), 1949- author
"Working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, B. and her husband, Dan, share B.'s unfolding story on dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn in small bites about dealing with Alzheimer's disease's day-to-day challenges, the family tensions, and ways of coping, as well as gain tips on diet and exercise from a lifestyle maven using her decades of expertise in a new and unexpected way."-- Provided by publisher.
Powell, Tia (Psychiatrist), author
Bielak-Smith, Pati, author
"Dementia is an illness that causes no physical pain. But just ask anyone who cares about someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia if their heart isn't aching. The pain in dementia comes from feeling hopeless, alone, or disconnected from loved ones--but a broken relationship can be healed. This book is for family members and friends, for spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. It outlines a path to a life with dementia that includes more life and less illness. With imagination, compassion, empathy, and quiet humor, the real-life stories in Dementia Together show you how to build a healthy dementia relationship. Because there are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger. This book shows you how."-- Provided by publisher.
Post, Stephen G. (Stephen Garrard), 1951- author
Jagger, Steph, author
Steph Jagger lost her mother before she lost her. Steph watches as the woman who loved and raised her slips away before getting the chance to tell her story. Too aware of her mother's waning memory, Steph proposes that the two take a camping trip out to Montana. An adventure full of horseback riding, hiking, and "tenting" out West quickly turns into one woman's reflection on childhood, motherhood, personhood - and what it means to love someone who doesn't quite remember the person she spent her lifetime becoming.
Arden, Jann, author
Bredesen, Dale E., author
It has been said that everyone knows a cancer survivor, but no one knows an Alzheimer's survivor. Now you can hear directly from the first survivors themselves. These first person accounts honestly detail the fear, struggle, and ultimate victory of each patient's journey. They vividly describe what it is like to have Alzheimer's. They also drill down on how these patients made the program work for them - the challenges, the workarounds, the encouraging results that are so motivating. Dr. Bredesen includes commentary following each story to help point readers to the tips and tricks that might help them as well.
Hutton, June, 1954-, author
June watches and worries as her husband, Tony, gradually changes his interests, goals, and behaviour. The signs of dementia are all around, but a diagnosis of Alzheimer's takes seven years. Four Umbrellas provides a fresh perspective, bending the usual caretaker narrative by enfolding the voice of the person with the disease.
Bloom, Amy, 1953- author.
Amy Bloom and her husband Brian's world was changed forever when an MRI confirmed the truth they could no longer ignore. Bloom reflects back on the loving marriage they shared, and then the sudden cascade of things going wrong. Finally confronted with the diagnosis and the daily frustrations and realities of Alzheimer's, Brian became determined to die on his feet, not live on his knees. An illuminating story of two people whose love and shared life experiences inspired them to find a courageous way to part - and of a woman's determination to find peace in the aftermath of loss.
A cutting-edge and hopeful guide to understanding Alzheimer's and dementia - written by a leading Canadian expert on the disease.
For close to ten years, writer Greg O'Brien, diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's, has chronicled its progression as an embedded reporter inside the mind of this monster of a disease. Taking detailed notes and working off cognitive reserve, O'Brien offers an illuminating blueprint of strategies, faith, and humor needed to fight this disease, a day-to-day focus on living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it.