Download or read book The Other Side of Alzheimer's PDF or another Format written by Martha-Lee B. Ellis and published by BalboaPress. This book was released on 2012-03-07 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alzheimer’s and marriage is a complex combination of emotions. You change, too, when your spouse has Alzheimer’s. This is a poignant collection of personal experiences, moving from confusion, loneliness, and fear to understanding and peace. Knowledge of resources and connecting with others who are, or have been, faced with this consuming task help you find your way through the maze of many unanticipated challenges. Finding the support of others is critical to achieving acceptance of this life-changing event. With a sprinkling of humor, this becomes a story of the power of love, allowing you to survive it. “The Other Side of Alzheimer’s is written with honesty, sensitivity, and love. Every experience describes the physical, mental, and emotional challenges, while alluding to humor and hope. There are few published resources that deal with feelings of a spouse faced with a partner’s Alzheimer’s disease, and none I have read as good as this one. I found it to be a beautiful love story that any reader can appreciate.” —Carol Long, RN-BC Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Sozo Senior Wellness, Raleigh, North Carolina “Ms. Ellis has written a beautiful, insightful account of the journey through Alzheimer’s. It reveals how love, understanding and the acceptance of change can overcome any adversity. It applies to us all as we navigate through the ebb and flow of a significant relationship.” —Karen Brisendine Retired Electronics Industry Business Manager Caregiver “Martha-Lee Ellis has written a touching memoir that approaches Alzheimer’s from a wife’s perspective of a scary and unpredictable course. The Other Side of Alzheimer’s offers a lifeline to others going through this experience, enabling them to see that they are not alone. This story has something to benefit anyone facing this disease with their spouse.” —Michelle S. Brovitz, MS PA American Society of Clinical Pathologists Former Pathologist’s Assistant for hospitals nationwide
Author : Marietta Harris
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2012-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9780615328201
Pages : 209 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (615 users)
Download or read book The Other Side of Alzheimer's, a Caregiver's Story PDF or another Format written by Marietta Harris and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-04-30 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do you handle a crisis in your life? Alzheimer's is just one condition that requires loved ones to be caregivers. We become caregivers not by choice and once we are, we lose our choices. This is a story of a woman who faced those choices and survived. 13:978-0-615-32820-1
Download or read book Alzheimer's Angels PDF or another Format written by Dorothy Womack and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2002-08 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alzheimer's Angels is a compilation of poetry honoring the caregivers and victims of this cruel disease. These poems reflect the true stories and spirit not only my own mother, but countless others who have braved the same journey. It is my sincere hope that something in these words will speak comfort and hope to your own hurting heart.
Download or read book Mum, Alzheimer's and Me PDF or another Format written by Caroline Court and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-07-25 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone who has a friend or family member with Alzheimer's in a nursing home should read this book. It provides a close look at the challenges faced not only by the people who suffer from Alzheimer's but also, just as importantly, by the people (including nursing home staff) who care about them. This book reveals much that is true about this disease and about caregivers- and the truth is often funny and always wearing. Court has addressed a painful subject but the book is a compelling read despite the hard truths. ... R. Dixon, WI We all live afraid of Alzheimer's--afraid that one day we will lose our mind to the disease or perhaps worse, that one we love will be afflicted. Caroline Court has written an achingly honest story of one woman's affliction and its devastating impact on the lives of those around her. Anyone who has ever cared for someone in a nursing home will immediately recognize the terrible dilemmas and compromises imposed by nursing care. A lively read, clever, and above all else, thought-provoking. this story will stay with you long after you close the cover on the last page. ... In Memphis, TN My sister is an advanced Alzheimer's patient who because of travel distance and difficulties I am only able to visit about once a year. I try to help a little by bringing back memories of our happy youth and family life together. However, this book brought home to me the time, effort, and love, some of it thankless, which is required of the immediate family and the professional staff and caregivers in the nursing home. I would recommend this book to those who wish a deeper insight into the wider but also detailed aspects of this tragic disease. ... William Young, PN
Download or read book Alzheimer's Disease Memoirs PDF or another Format written by Pramod K Nayar and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines writings by people living with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers. Its focus areas include the construction of the self in the face of diminishing linguistic and cognitive abilities, the stigmatization of ageing, the various narrative strategies that these texts (often collaborative) employ, the health activism and advocacy generated via a 'biosociality,' and the ethics of care. It examines the 'disease writing' genre about a condition that ravages the ability to use language. It serves as a "literary" examination of the work done in this area through a critical reading of the memoirs of those with AD and caregivers and a healthy dose of literary theory. The book is a valuable resource for those interested in literary and critical theory and researchers in the field of ageing/dementia studies.
Author : E. Meyer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9781468457278
Pages : 386 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (468 users)
Download or read book Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease PDF or another Format written by E. Meyer and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-03-09 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alzheimer's disease afflicts up to 1 in 5 people over the age of 65 years and causes untold suffering of the patient and their family. The cause of this disease is unknown; indeed, evidence increasingly suggests that there may be multiple Alzheimer-type syndromes with different etiologies, analogous to different types of psychosis. Currently there are no means to prevent the disease, slow its progress or reverse its neurodegenerative consequences. With few exceptions, clinical trials of a variety of compounds have resulted in patient responses that are disappointing with respect to both the proportion of responders and the magnitude of the responses. Novel approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease are clearly warranted. For this reason, we organized the First Suncoast Workshop on the Neurobiology of Aging in St. Petersburg, Florida, which took place from February 26-March 1, 1989. This workshop focused on novel treatments and models for Alzheimer's disease and represented a cooperative venture among academia, government and industry, both in its participants and sponsorship. The Center for the Neurobiology of Aging at the University of Florida, the National Institute on Aging and Taiho Pharmaceutical Corporation in Japan sponsored the workshop in which scientists from the North America, Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia participated.
Download or read book The End of Alzheimer’s PDF or another Format written by Dr Dale Bredesen and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease. In The End of Alzheimer’s Dr Dale Bredesen offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and the cognitive decline of dementia. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, he outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain. Dr Bredesen then outlines a proven, step-by-step protocol to rebalance these factors, which patients can follow with the help of a healthcare professional (note: blood tests are required in order to tailor individual plans). There are also general lifestyle and dietary changes all readers can adopt to improve cognitive health. - Rewrites the science of Alzheimer’s Disease - Proven step-by-step advice to follow with your doctor - Offers real hope to patients, carers and health professionals - The first major breakthrough to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks Survival rates in many life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, have been steadily improving for years. But until now nobody had ever survived Alzheimer's Disease. The results, however, of Dr Bredesen’s protocol are impressive: of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement within three to six months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Dr Bredesen is also focusing on training UK healthcare professionals in his protocol with a further 200 professionals set to receive training this coming spring.
Author : Patti Davis
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release Date : 2021-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9781631497995
Pages : 185 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (631 users)
Download or read book Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's PDF or another Format written by Patti Davis and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2021-09-28 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the heartfelt prose of a loving daughter, Patti Davis provides a life raft for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. “For the decade of my father’s illness, I felt as if I was floating in the deep end, tossed by waves, carried by currents, but not drowning,” writes Patti Davis in this searingly honest and deeply moving account of the challenges involved in taking care of someone stricken with Alzheimer’s. When her father, the fortieth president of the United States, announced his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in an address to the American public in 1994, the world had not yet begun speaking about this cruel, mysterious disease. Yet overnight, Ronald Reagan and his immediate family became the face of Alzheimer’s, and Davis, once content to keep her family at arm’s length, quickly moved across the country to be present during “the journey that would take [him] into the sunset of [his] life.” Empowered by all she learned from caring for her father—about the nature of the illness, but also about the loss of a parent—Davis founded a support group for the family members and friends of Alzheimer’s patients. Along with a medically trained cofacilitator, she met with hundreds of exhausted and devastated attendees to talk through their pain and confusion. While Davis was aware that her own circumstances were uniquely fortunate, she knew there were universal truths about dementia, and even surprising gifts to be found in a long goodbye. With Floating in the Deep End, Davis draws on a welter of experiences to provide a singular account of battling Alzheimer’s. Eloquently woven with personal anecdotes and helpful advice tailored specifically for the overlooked caregiver, this essential guide covers every potential stage of the disease from the initial diagnosis through the ultimate passing and beyond. Including such tips as how to keep a loved one hygienic, and careful responses for when they drift to a time gone by, Davis always stresses the emotional milestones that come with slow-burning grief. Along the way, Davis shares how her own fractured family came together. With unflinching candor, she recalls when her mother, Nancy, who for decades could not show her children compassion or vulnerability, suddenly broke down in her arms. Davis also offers tender moments in which her father, a fabled movie star whom she always longed to know better, revealed his true self—always kind, even when he couldn’t recognize his own daughter. An inherently wise work that promises to become a classic, Floating in the Deep End ultimately provides hope to struggling families while elegantly illuminating the fragile human condition.
Download or read book Alzheimer's Disease PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Concepts of Alzheimer Disease PDF or another Format written by Peter J. Whitehouse and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2003-05-27 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays examine not only the prominent role that biomedical and clinical researchers have played in defining Alzheimer disease, but the ways in which the perspectives of patients, their caregivers, and the broader public have shaped concepts.
Download or read book Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia PDF or another Format written by Andrew E. Budson, MD and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2015-07-23 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon - both key leaders in the field - cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area. Access in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Case studies have been incorporated into the chapters and facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Comprehensive coverage of hot topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in addition to new criteria on vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Includes new National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Learn how to use new diagnostic tests, such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Updated case studies, many complete with videos illustrating common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features, are now incorporated into the main text as clinical vignettes for all major disorders. Brand-new chapters on how to approach the differential diagnosis and on primary progressive aphasia. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices. A practical guide mirroring clinical workflow intended to be used as a tool for accurately diagnosing dementia for all clinicians. Includes case studies and tests.
Author : Andrew E. Budson
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2021-04-09
ISBN 10 : 9780323795456
Pages : 300 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (323 users)
Download or read book Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia - E-Book PDF or another Format written by Andrew E. Budson and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2021-04-09 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a focus on the practical, day-to-day tools needed by neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, and others who work with the elderly, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, 3rd Edition, is an indispensable, easy-to-read resource in this growing area. Clinical experts Drs. Andrew Budson and Paul Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies for dementia and related illnesses, giving you the guidance you need to make accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions with confidence. Provides in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest research findings and treatment approaches. Incorporates real-world case studies that facilitate the management of both common and uncommon conditions. Contains new chapters on Alzheimer’s look-alikes and posterior cortical atrophy. Covers key topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, primary age-related tauopathy (PART) and limbic-predominant, age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE), in addition to new criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy. Includes current National Institute on Aging–Alzheimer's Association and DSM-5 criteria for Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Demonstrates how to use diagnostic tests such as the amyloid imaging scans florbetapir (Amyvid), flutemetamol (Vizamyl), and florbetaben (Neuraceq), which can display amyloid plaques in the living brains of patients. Includes access to more than two dozen videos that illustrate common tests, clinical signs, and diagnostic features.
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease PDF or another Format written by Carol Turkington and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In more than 500 entries, The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, Second Edition presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease. Appendixes include major resources, organizations, helpful books and publications, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary.
Download or read book The Gift of Alzheimer's PDF or another Format written by Maggie La Tourelle and published by Watkins Media Limited. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is dementia? Does it have a deeper meaning? As a loved-one slips away for us, is she or he entering a higher plane? In her groundbreaking book, The Gift of Alzheimer’s, Maggie chronicles her beautiful journey with her late mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Miraculously, instead of destroying the lives of her family, the disease strengthened their bonds and revealed something incredible—the ability of Alzheimer’s to connect those it touches with another world. Including the latest research into neuroscience and altered states of consciousness, the book offers hope and a way forward for those affected by this devastating disease. What follows is the extraordinary story of healing, love, and soul-searching undertaken by Maggie and Pat that will make you rethink everything you believe about Alzheimer’s. In a disease that so many find distressing, the La Tourelle family found peace, renewal, and spiritual growth. This revolutionary book not only changes how we perceive Alzheimer’s, but is also a window into the amazing powers of the human psyche and soul. With The Gift of Alzheimer’s, La Tourelle explores the potential for Alzheimer’s patients and their families to find wisdom and meaning in the midst of tragedy and demonstrates how love, above all else, can heal.
Download or read book One of Us Has Alzheimer's!! PDF or another Format written by Pat Mallory and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2009-05 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "ONE OF US HAS ALZHEIMER'S" is a book written from the personal experiences of the author and her husband as they traveled on the journey down Alzheimer's Lane. The purpose is to provide support and a personal insight into the feelings that accompany those who travel this road. It is written to give the pilgrim on this journey comfort and a light for the road ahead. Patricia is the Minister of Ministries and Missions at First Baptist Church in Tyler Texas. She serves on the Executive staff and the Church Cabinet. Her duties include Women's Ministry, Single Adult Ministry, Senior Adult Ministry, Evangelism, Internationals, Recreation and Missions. Patricia was educated in Texas schools. Ordained into the ministry by the First Baptist Church in July, 1999. She has been active in several Texas churches in the area of Women's Ministry, Singles Ministries, Bible Study, Music, Missions and Motivational Speaking. Patricia also serves one Smith Baptist Association committee. Patricia has served on three community Boards; Andrews Angels, Bethesda Health Clinic and Path. Pat was also named the first Emeritus Board Member for Bethesda in 2006. Pat is a published author and poet. Her book, "Not On My Porch" was published in 2005. "Whoa Man See What God Did With A Rib" in 2006, "A Godly Man! Who Can Find One?" in 2007. She taught piano before entering into the ministry. Her hobbies include reading and decorating. Pat's passion is serving God by helping others. She is the widow of Tommy G. Mallory. They have three children, Traci McFadden and husband Ron, Trent Mallory and wife Becky (Crockett), Terrell Mallory and wife Melinda (Clark). They are also blessed with six grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner McFadden, Elizabeth, Todd, Mollie and Boston Mallory who all reside in the Metro-plex area of Texas
Download or read book Alzheimer's Disease PDF or another Format written by George Perry and published by IOS Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is the book edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Volume 9, No.3 Supplement (2006)"--T.p. verso.
Author : Barry Leonard
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release Date : 2011-05
ISBN 10 : 9781437944808
Pages : 64 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (437 users)
Download or read book Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease (2009); Translating New Knowledge PDF or another Format written by Barry Leonard and published by DIANE Publishing. This book was released on 2011-05 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The U.S. investment in Alzheimer¿s research through the Nat. Inst. of Health (NIH) has resulted in accelerating progress on several research fronts and laid the groundwork for future discovery. This report highlights key findings related to: discovery of new genes and biological mechanisms that cause Alzheimer¿s disease; earlier disease detection using neuro-imaging and biomarkers; links between Alzheimer¿s and other age-related diseases; rapid translation of lab findings to potential treatments; lifestyle factors that may protect against the disease; successful cognitive aging; clinical trials underway now to prevent or treat Alzheimer¿s and cognitive decline; research-tested strategies to support caregivers. Illus. This is a print on demand report.