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Cracking the dementia code : creative solutions to cope with changed behaviours

Author: Karen Tyrell
Publisher: Canada : Influence Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As exciting discoveries continue for Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, hope for a cure remains. In the meantime, day to day challenges continue for many families and caregivers. With clarity, Tyrell offers coherent strategies that show caregivers how they can crack the code to reduce stress while integrating effective solutions into their daily routine.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tyrell, Karen.
Cracking the dementia code.
Canada : Influence Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Tyrell
ISBN: 9781771410373 177141037X
OCLC Number: 888749042
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Story of the Cover photo; Dedication; Testimonials; Acknowledgements; Author Prologue; Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Caring for You, the Caregiver; Caregiver Burnout; Asking for Help; Self-Care; Long Distance Caregiving; Changing Relationships; Chapter 2: Proactive Ways to Maintain a Healthy Brain; Cognitive Reserve; Exercising the Brain (Neuroplasticity); Brain Health; Six Key Pillars of a Brain Healthy Lifestyle; Exercise the Whole Brain; Hearing Loss and Brain Health; Chapter 3: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's; What really is Dementia? Changes in Terms Used in the Medical WorldSymptoms of Dementia; Common Causes of Dementia: Reversible/Treatable; Causes of Dementia: Non-Reversible; What is Alzheimer's Disease?; Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease; Stages of Alzheimer's Disease; The "Memory Onion" Analogy; Emotional Memory; More In-Depth Information and Background; Dr. Aloysius "Alois" Alzheimer; Types of Alzheimer's Disease; Risk Factors for Alzheimer's disease; Genetics; Current Research; Medications; Chapter 4: Behaviours and Coping Possibilities; What is Behaviour?; Possible Behaviours You May Experience; Conflict. Coping PossibilitiesChapter 5: The Dementia Code; Manage With Tact, Flattery, and Artifice; Why Manage Behaviours?; How to Crack the Dementia Code; The Power of Asking "Why?"; Chapter 6: Gathering the Ph. A.C.T.S. TM; Becoming a Detective; Enhancing Learning: Case Study; Chapter 7: Cracking Down and Getting Creative; Creative Non-Drug Therapies; Chapter 8: Therapeutic ReasoningTM; Keeping the Peace; Putting Therapeutic ReasoningTM to Practice; Case Study Solutions; Chapter 9: Approach, Approach, Approach!; Gentle Approaches; Person Centred Approach. Importance of Knowing the Person You are Caring forConsistent Routines; Chapter 10: Importance of Good Communication; Non-Verbal Communication; Tips for Effective Communication; Ways to Address Conflict; Chapter 11: Meaning Behind the Behaviour; Chapter 12: Being Proactive; When is it Time for Professional Support?; When a Caregiver Can No Longer Manage the Care; Planning Ahead; Chapter 13: Hopes for the Future; The Future of Dementia Related Care in Canada; Future of Dementia Related Care around the World; Conclusion; Citations; Author Biography.
Responsibility: Karen Tyrell.

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As exciting discoveries continue for Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, hope for a cure remains. In the meantime, day to day challenges continue for many families and caregivers. With clarity, Tyrell offers coherent strategies that show caregivers how they can crack the code to reduce stress while integrating effective solutions into their daily routine.

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