Exploring Alzheimer's

Exploring Alzheimer's

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A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier by Patricia R. Callone 618.976 C27

This guide outlines the progressive reduction of brain functions caused by Alzheimer's disease, and offer tips on caring for the Alzheimer's patient during the early, moderate, and severe stages of the disease. The tips are arranged according to the themes of memory, language, complex task, social skill, judgment, reasoning, ambulation, and sensory functions.

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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy L. Mace 649.8 M14t 2006

The "bible" for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers new information on medical research and the delivery of care.

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Little Mamá Forgets by Robin Cruise JE CRU.R

Lucy shares a special bond with her grandmother, Little Mamá, that begins with a morning tickle and ends with a song and a kiss goodnight. The elderly woman may forget everyday things like names and places, but she always remembers her love for Lucy. The topic of Little Mamá’s forgetfulness is dealt with in a realistic, but child-focused manner.

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A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer's: Inspirational Stories of Unconditional Love and Support by Colleen Sell 362.196831 L79

Having a spouse, sibling, or parent with Alzheimer’s affects a family in every way possible—and can leave people feeling like they have nowhere to turn. The moving stories in this new collection help readers recognize they are not alone—and provide comfort for those who need it now more than ever.

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Singing with Momma Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman JE ALT.L

Nine-year-old Tamika dislikes visiting her grandmother at the nursing home because Momma Lou has Alzheimer's. But when Tamika decides to give Momma Lou back some of her memories by showing her photographs and mementos and singing her favorite songs, she grows close to her grandmother once again. Johnson’s acrylic illustrations help convey the emotions in this touching picture book.

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The Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical Issues by Vaughn E. James 344.7304 J29a

James describes the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's and explores the legal and ethical dilemmas that come with the diagnosis and progression of the disease. Separate chapters address the estate plan, medical advance directives, guardianship, legal liability, long-term care insurance, and the legal impact of moving an Alzheimer's patient across state lines.

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The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park J PARK

As Jake’s grandfather’s Alzheimer’s worsens, the roles of the grandfather and grandson change. Jake now takes care of his grandfather; feeding, bathing, dressing, and babysitting him. Although Jake gets frustrated with the great responsibility, he comes to love and appreciate his grandfather in a way he never did.

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Alzheimer's Care with Dignity by Frank Fuerst 362.196831 qF95a

A handbook of solutions for at-home care from diagnosis through final stages. Author Frank Fuerst’s seventeen year odyssey caring for his wife is documented in detail for others to benefit from. Through trial and error, Fuerst has blazed a path through the red tape to help you care for your loved one at home.

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Inside Alzheimer's: How to Hear and Honor Connections with a Person who has Dementia by Nancy D. Pearce 618.976 P35i

Inside Alzheimer's tells how dozens of persons with dementia and their sharing of wisdom, humor and life's teachings led Ms. Pearce to the six basic principles of connection--how one person connects with another: Intend a connection, Free yourself of judgment, Love, Open to receive love, Silence and Thankfulness.

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My Grammy by Marsha Kibbey J KIB.M

Eight-year-old Amy's grandmother, stricken with Alzheimer's disease, has moved into the family home and Amy's room. Amy's confusion with her grandmother's personality changes turn to resentment. Sensitive parental interaction transforms Amy's behavior into cooperative helpfulness and loving acceptance.  A helpful introductory note includes a brief background on Alzheimer's and support group contact information.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox JE FOX.M

A small boy, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, knows and likes all of the old folks in the home next door, but his favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. Hearing that she has lost her memory, he gathers up memories of his own to give her. In handling Wilfrid's memories, Nancy finds and shares her own.

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Faraway Grandpa by Roberta Karim JE KAR.R

Set nearly a century ago, Kathleen visits her Grandpa Danny every summer until he forgets that she's coming, and eventually he comes to live with her family. He makes trouble with the neighbors, and he even forgets her name. The old-fashioned setting distances the story, but it also shows that the illness is not new.

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