"A Common Sense Guide to Alzheimer's Care Kisses for Elizabeth is written for both family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia’s. It is a practical resource for anyone experiencing difficulty with significant behavioral issues but is also helpful to caregivers who simply want to provide the best possible care.
The author has developed 15 common sense guidelines which address a wide variety of concerns by helping caregivers to solve problems or even prevent them. The guidelines also address negative behaviors such as wandering, combativeness, paranoia and sundowning. The book explains what dementia is, how it affects people who suffer from it and why these behaviors occur.
Stephanie D Zeman MSN RN has included over 40 true heartwarming stories about her patients with dementia and ways in which the guidelines were applied to help resolve their problems and enhance the individuals quality of life
Since one of the best ways to learn is by example, Stephanie D Zeman MSN RN has included over 40 true heartwarming stories about her patients with dementia and ways in which the guidelines were applied to help resolve their problems and enhance the individuals quality of life."
Stephanie is one of my on-line friends.
We are both active on http://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx
Stephanie on abuse: READ TODAY
Another excellent book I quote from often:
Jolene Brackey "Creating Moments of Joy" Perdue University Press.
Stephanie offerred this list, his information and all links are active 8/20/2013
This is a list of links about information you will need. Most helpful for you right now will be "Understanding the dementia experience" which will give you an idea of what your LO is going through; and "Communication skills" Which will help you to communicate in ways which will avoid or decrease your LO negative behaviors.
Understandingthe dementia experience: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/210580
Anosognosiaexplains why dementia patients are unaware of their problem http://alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu/en/reading/Anosognosia.pdf
Communicationtechniques for dementia caregivers:
Guideto diagnosing and treating dementia: What your doctor should do:http://dementia.americangeriatrics.org/
Bathingand Showering http://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx?g=posts&t=2147491802
Pickingat skin/scabs: http://www.alzcompend.info/?p=233