When The Brain Fails: Caring With Confidence for someone with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias


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When The Brain Fails: Caring With Confidence for someone with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias
When The Brain Fails: Caring With Confidence for someone with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias

Through 07 Dec by Bernard Isaacs

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About the book

This book is for anyone whose life has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Whether you’ve just learned about a loved one’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or you’re a long-time professional caregiver, this book is the practical and trustworthy resource you need.

Written by authors who “get” what you’re going through, it covers everything you need to know with warmth, rigor, and clarity, and provides all the information required to provide skilled care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia.

You will be better prepared to handle the disconcerting and disorientating behavior of the person in your care. You will know what to do and what to expect when facing day-to-day and longer-term problems. You’ll be less likely to find yourself frustrated, bewildered, or at a loss.


This book will:

•Walk you through a unique caregiving approach grounded in empathy, dignity and understanding.

•Provide you the knowledge and tools you need to care with confidence and compassion.

•Teach you the “Language of Caring” to provide respectful care that preserves your loved one’s dignity -- and your sanity.

•Improve your life as a caregiver as well as that of the person in your care

Caregivers have told us again and again, that they feel less stressed when they know what to do and how to deal with unexpected situations. In this book we show you the most effective strategies for coping with the ever-changing challenges of caregiving for the person with Alzheimer’s disease

In the book, you’ll learn about:

•Practical aspects of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease
•Hundreds of tips for everyday caregiving
•What to expect as Alzheimer’s disease progresses
•How to use the Language of Caring to respond productively and helpfully to behaviors
•How to keep the home safe to prevent accidents
•What to look for when choosing an alternative-care or long-term care facility
•What to do when hospitalization is required
•Medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
•How to help children adjust
• The financial aspects including tips for paying for long-term care, government programs, tax breaks, and other resources for financial help
• The legal and ethical aspects of caregiving, what to do when the person is no longer capable of communicating his or her wishes, including medical decision-making, living wills, durable medical power of attorney, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders, financial management and estate planning, durable power of attorney for finances, and a living trust and guardianship
• Where to get help, including tips on getting referrals for medical care, finding support groups, and how to get the most out of online searches.
• And much, much more

You will learn about the alternatives to homecare, such as adult daycare centers and long-term care, and importantly, you will be guided what to look for when choosing an alternative-care or long-term care facility

You will also learn about the legal and financial must-knows that you can’t afford to ignore.

This book is unique. It was written by Bernard Isaacs, MD, one of the founding fathers of geriatric medicine who throughout his career fought for better care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He was honored for his work by Queen Elizabeth II with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). Recently expanded, and fully updated with up-to-the-minute precision, it is co-authored by experienced health policy researcher Renée, Despres PhD, MPH, a leading health journalist and health policy researcher, who has authored more than 500 articles for national and international print, online, and radio publications.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive, insightful resource to help you feel less overwhelmed, improve your skills and confidence as a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, then this is the book for you

Available on: Amazon  

Category: Parenting