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The 36-hour day : a family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer disease, other dementias, and memory loss

Mace, Nancy L. (Author). Rabins, Peter V., (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 523 .M33 2017 30775305530017 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781421422220
  • ISBN: 1421422220
  • ISBN: 9781421422237
  • ISBN: 1421422239
  • ISBN: 9781421422244
  • ISBN: 1421422247
  • Physical Description: print
    xx, 393 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 6th edition.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

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General Note: Includes index.
Authors' names taken from cover.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Dementia -- What is dementia? -- The person who has dementia -- Where do you go from here? -- 2. Getting medical help for the person who has dementia -- Evaluation of the person with a suspected dementia -- Finding someone to do an evaluation -- Medical treatment and management of dementia -- The physician -- The nurse -- The social worker -- The geriatric care manager -- The pharmacist -- 3. Characteristic behavioral symptoms in people who have dementia -- The brain, behavior, and personality : why people who have dementia do the things they do -- Caregiving: some general suggestions -- Memory problems -- Overreacting, or catastrophic reactions -- Combativeness -- Problems with speech and communication -- Problems the person who has dementia experiences in understanding others -- Problems the person who has dementia experiences in understanding others -- Loss of coordination -- Loss of sense of time -- Symptoms that are better sometimes and worse at other times -- 4. Problems in independent living -- Mild cognitive impairment -- Managing the early stages of dementia -- When a person must give up a job -- When a person can no longer manage money -- When a person can no longer drive safely -- When a person can no longer live alone -- When you suspect that someone living alone is developing dementia -- What you can do -- Moving to a new residence -- 5. Problems arising in daily care -- Hazards to watch for -- In the house -- Outdoors -- Riding in the car -- Highways and parking lots -- Smoking -- Hunting -- Nutrition and mealtimes -- Meal preparation -- Mealtimes -- Problem eating behaviors -- Malnutrition -- Weight loss -- Choking -- When to consider tube feeding -- Exercise -- Recreation -- Personal hygiene -- Bathing -- Locating care supplies -- Dressing -- Grooming -- Oral hygiene -- Incontinence (wetting or soiling) -- urinary incontinence -- Bowel incontinence -- Cleaning up -- Problems with walking and balance; Falling -- Becoming chairbound or bedfast -- Wheelchairs -- Changes you can make at home -- Should environments be cluttered or bare? -- 6. Medical problems -- Pain -- Falls and injuries -- Pressure sores -- Dehydration -- Pneumonia -- Constipation -- Medications -- Dental problems -- Vision problems -- Hearing problems -- Dizziness -- Visiting the doctor -- If the ill person must enter the hospital -- Seizures, fits, or convulsions -- Jerking movements (myoclonus) -- The death of the person who has dementia -- Cause of death -- Dying at home -- Hospice and palliative care -- Dying in the hospital or nursing home -- When should treatment end? -- What kind of care can be given at the end of life? -- 7. Managing the behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia -- The six R's of behavior management -- Concealing memory loss -- Wandering -- Why people wander -- The management of wandering -- Sleep disturbances and night wandering -- Worsening in the evening ("Sundowning") -- Losing, hoarding, or hiding things -- Rummaging in drawers and closets -- Inappropriate sexual behavior -- Repeating the question -- Repetitious actions -- Distractability -- Clinging or persistently following you around ("Shadowing:) -- Complaints or insults -- Taking things -- Forgetting telephone calls -- Demands -- Stubbornness and uncooperativeness -- When the person who has dementia insults the sitter -- Using medication to manage behavior -- 8. Symptoms associated with mood change and suspiciousness -- Depression -- Complaints about health -- Suicide -- Alcohol or drug abuse -- Apathy and listlessness -- Remembering feelings -- Anger and irritability -- Anxiety, nervousness, and restlessness -- False ideas, suspiciousness, paranoia, and hallucinations -- Misinterpretation -- Failure to recognize people or things (agnosia) -- "You are not my husband" -- "My mother is coming for me" -- Suspiciousness -- Hiding things -- Delusions and hallucinations -- Having nothing to do -- 9. Special arrangements if you become ill -- In the event of your death.
Summary, etc.: When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. Mace and Robins provide practical and specific advice to make care easier, improve quality of life, and lift the spirits of a family dealing with Alzheimer disease.
Subject: Alzheimer's disease Patients Home care Popular works
Senile dementia Patients Home care Popular works
Alzheimer Disease
Home Nursing
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