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Dementia prevention : [electronic resource] : Using your head to save your brain. by Clionsky, MD, Emily.; McNamara, Nan.;
Narrator: Nan McNamara.Emily Clionsky, MD, and Mitchell Clionsky, PhD, are a physician and neuropsychologist couple who have cared for their own parents with dementia, created a test used by doctors to measure cognitive function, and treated more than 25,000 patients with cognitive impairment. In Dementia Prevention, they combine the most current scientific findings about Alzheimer disease and other dementias with their experience to present a practical guide that empowers you to improve your brain's future. The authors guide you through a science-based tour of dementia, including how your brain works and how its function is affected by everything from blood circulation and blood pressure to sugar levels, medications, vision, and hearing. You will learn how your activity level, weight, habits, mental outlook, and social engagement may affect your likelihood of developing dementia. The authors also provide a dementia risk checklist to help you better understand your personal risk profile and assist you on your journey. From how you breathe while you sleep to what you do socially and physically every day, Dementia Prevention will give you practical -- andsometimes surprising -- methods to protect your brain. This audiobook includes a supplemental PDF of illustrations and charts.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Health & Fitness.;
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Dementia prevention : using your head to save your brain / by Clionsky, Emily,1952-author.; Clionsky, Mitchell,1950-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: An Ounce of Prevention -- Section 1: Nature and Origin of Dementia -- 1. What is Dementia? -- 2. Normal Cognitive Aging -- Section 2: Dementia Risk Model -- 3. Genetics and Early Life Factors -- 4. Midlife Medical Conditions Impacting Dementia Risk -- 5. Lifestyle Factors of Smoking, Diet and Exercise -- 6. Breathing, Sleeping, Breathing While Sleeping -- 7. Metabolic and Vitamin Deficiencies -- 8. Alcohol, Drugs, and Medications -- 9. Sensory and Emotional Factors That Amplify Dementia Risk -- 10. Putting It All Together in an Interactive Dementia Risk Model -- Section 3: Where Do You Stand and What You Can Do About It -- 11. Your Dementia Prevention Checklist -- 12. Everybody Wants to Feel Better, But Nobody Wants to Change -- 13. Use Your Brain to Save Your Brain -- 14. Applying the Change Formula to Your Life -- Afterword. But what about ...? Bibliography -- Index."Worried about memory loss and dementia risk? This new book will show you easy-to-follow steps to keep your brain healthy.Emily Clionsky, MD, and Mitchell Clionsky, PhD, are a physician and neuropsychologist couple who have cared for their own parents with dementia, created a test used by doctors to measure cognitive function, and treated more than 25,000 patients with cognitive impairment. In Dementia Prevention, they combine the most current scientific findings about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with their experience to present a practical guide that empowers you to improve your brain's future. This book skips the fads, the unsupported claims of advertised products, and fringe theories. Instead, the authors guide you through a science-based tour of dementia, including how your brain works and how its function is affected by everything from blood circulation and blood pressure to sugar levels, medications, vision, and hearing. You will learn how your activity level, weight, habits, mental outlook, and social engagement may affect your likelihood of developing dementia. Dementia Prevention provides a dementia risk checklist to better understand your personal risk profile to help you on your journey. The authors' training and experience as behavioral scientists will help you set better goals, identify roadblocks to success, and overcome these obstacles. Forgetfulness and confusion are not an inevitable part of growing older-you can make changes to keep your brain working well into your 70s and beyond. From how you breathe while you sleep to what you do socially and physically every day, Dementia Prevention will give you practical-and sometimes surprising-methods for you to protect your brain"--
Subjects: Dementia; Dementia; Memory disorders; Brain; Memory disorders.; Dementia; Memory Disorders; Dementia; Brain Diseases;
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The dementia caregiver : a guide to caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease and other neurocognitive disorders / by Agronin, Marc E.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Normal and abnormal cognitive changes -- Seeking an answer : state-of-the-art evaluation -- The spectrum of neurocognitive disorders -- Alzheimer's disease -- Vascular dementia -- Frontotemporal dementia -- Dementia with Lewy bodies -- Medical causes of neurocognitive disorders -- Caregiving during mild stages -- Caregiving during moderate stages -- Caregiving during advanced stages -- Depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and apathy -- Agitation and psychosis -- Dealing with common medical issues -- Caring for the caregiver -- Legal issues -- Long-term care -- Resources.Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another neurocognitive disorder can be an unexpected, undesirable, underappreciated--and yet noble--role. It is heartbreaking to watch someone lose the very cognitive capacities that once helped to define them as a person. But because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver and cope with the role's many daily challenges is to become well-informed about the disease. With the right information, resources and tips on caregiving and working with professionals, you can become your own expert at both caring for your charge and taking care of yourself. In these pages, the author guides readers to a better understanding of the changes their loved one may be going through and helps them tap into the various resources available to them as they embark on an uncertain caregiving journey.--Publisher description.
Subjects: Handbooks and manuals.; Dementia; Dementia; Caregivers;
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Excellence in dementia care : [electronic resource] : Research into practice. by Downs, Murna.;
A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Dementia.; Dementia; Dementia; Caregivers.; Social support.; Dementia; Early Onset Dementia.; Behavior.; Ethnic Groups.; Communication.; Nonfiction.; Medical.;
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Alzheimer's disease decoded : the history, present, and future of Alzheimer's disease and dementia / by Sahyouni, Ronald.; Verma, Aradhana,author.; Chen, Jefferson,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction to the brain and nervous system -- Dysfunction -- Senility and normal aging -- What is dementia? -- Introduction to Alzheimer's disease -- Epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease -- The history of Alzheimer's disease -- An interesting link -- Surgical treatments for dementia -- Is there a link to traumatic brain injury? -- What's going on now? -- Novel therapies -- How can we solve the problem? -- What resources exist?Alzheimer's disease is a rapidly growing problem seen in every country around the world. This is the first and only comprehensive book to cover Alzheimer's disease, and includes the most updated literature and scientific progress in the field of dementia and Alzheimer's disease research.
Subjects: Alzheimer's disease.; Dementia.; Alzheimer Disease.; Dementia.;
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A loved one with dementia : insights and tips for teenagers / by Rawitt, Jean,1952-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.You are not alone -- What is dementia. What is dementia? ; What does dementia look like? -- Expectations and challenges. What to expect ; What you can do to help someone with dementia ; How does dementia affect family and friends? ; Activities to share with someone with dementia -- What's next? Facing death and the rituals of death and mourning ; How you can help yourself during difficult times."This book addresses the challenges teenagers may face when a family member has dementia. It offers valuable information and support, with stories from young adults themselves and interviews with adults who know and care for people with dementia"--
Subjects: Dementia; Dementia; Parent and teenager.; Dementia.;
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Fast facts for dementia care : what nurses need to know in a nutshell / by Miller, Carol A.;
Includes bibliographical references.Dementia: What it is, What it is not, and What Nurses Can Do. Defining dementia -- Distinguishing between dementia and delirium -- Identifying conditions that mimic dementia -- Keeping up to date on options for management. -- Caring for the Person With Dementia. Providing person-centered care for people with dementia -- Caring for the person with mild dementia -- Caring for the person with moderate dementia -- Caring for the person with advanced dementia. -- Issues Posing Particular Challenges in Clinical Settings. Issues related to specific care settings -- Assessing and managing pain -- Addressing safety issues: falls, restraints, and wandering -- Communicating with people who have dementia. -- Managing Dementia-Associated Behaviors. Dementia-associated behaviors -- Issues related to daily activities -- Broader Aspects of Care for People with Dementia. Ethical and legal issues -- Nursing strategies to address caregiver needs.This addition to the Fast Facts series is a guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. It offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers, and serves as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings.
Subjects: Dementia; Geriatric nursing.;
© ©2012., Springer,
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When someone you know has dementia : practical advice for families and caregivers / by Andrews, June,1955-; Dench, Judi,1934-writer of foreword.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.What is dementia? -- Getting a diagnosis -- Adjusting to the news : for caregivers -- Adjusting to the news : for people with dementia -- What are friends for? -- How to keep dementia at bay? -- Disturbing behaviors -- Staying at home -- Your dementia-friendly home -- Eating, drinking, and dementia -- What to look for in residential care -- The dangers of hospital admission and how to avoid them -- Some legal, financial, and ethical issues.Around the world, almost 50 million people have dementia, and hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of loved ones. Unlike other books that look at this condition purely from the perspective of caretakers, this book provides insight into what it feels like to have dementia, how you can deal with it, and what you can do to keep it at bay. Packed with practical tips for providing what people with dementia or Alzheimer's want and need, this guide will help ensure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible.
Subjects: Dementia; Dementia; Dementia; Dementia.; Caregivers.;
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A loved one with dementia [electronic resource] : Insights and tips for teenagers. by Rawitt, Jean.;
A Loved One with Dementia: Insights and Tips for Teenagers offers insight into what dementia is and how you can interact positively with and assist someone who has dementia. Featuring personal anecdotes from young people who have gone through this themselves, and with thoughtful advice from professionals, it is a much-needed guide for those who want to help someone they care about. You will learn The personal impact of a devastating disease Suggestions for activities throughout the different stages of dementia Ways to understand and deal with feelings of helplessness, anger, grief, and frustration that often affect those who love someone with dementia With helpful tips and a list of resources, this book provides practical advice and supportive suggestions for how you can understand and grow from the difficulties you and your family may face. It shows how you can not only help someone with dementia, but also find understanding and joy in loving them.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Young Adult Nonfiction.; Family & Relationships.; Health & Fitness.;
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On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=5771809 -- Click to access title on Overdrive;
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The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias / by Devi, Gayatri.;
Introduction -- Do I have Alzheimer's? Identifying memory disorders and the importance of early diagnosis -- I have Alzheimer's: now what? Alzheimer's as a spectrum disease -- and using a multipronged treatment approach -- Whether I have Alzheimer's disease is nobody's business but my own. When and how to share the diagnosis -- Do I need to quit my job? Continuing to work with dementia -- and knowing when to retire -- Who says I can't drive? Maintaining independence and dignity in Alzheimer's -- Will I pass this on to my children? The genetics of Alzheimer's -- and paths to prevention -- Do I face special challenges as a woman? Gender and Alzheimer's -- I just don't care about anything anymore. Treating depression and anxiety in dementia and what to do about apathy -- I'd be crazy not to be paranoid! Understanding paranoia, apraxia, and other frustrating behaviors, and how to effectively communicate when logic doesn't work -- I'm not lost -- I'm on the road less traveled. Why not to worry about wandering -- I can't take it anymore! Advice to caregivers -- self-care, stress reduction, and when to seek additional help -- I think my husband is cheating on me with my aide. Navigating sexuality: suspicion, affairs, and special arrangements -- Should I go to the hospital if I'm sick? Treating medical illness alongside dementia -- Whether you like it or not, here's what I want. Maintaining individuality in the face of Alzheimer's -- I would rather die at home. Living and dying with dignity -- in the comfort of home -- Gee, that must be depressing! My life as a physician specializing in Alzheimer's -- trials, rewards, and lessons learned."By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Devi shares the stories of her patients in the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. She explains the importance of an early diagnosis; drugs and therapies that can help manage the disease; and how to cope, from maintaining independence to the best ways to fight depression and apathy. There are chapters on sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job---because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives."--Back cover.
Subjects: Alzheimer's disease.; Dementia.;
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