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Carers Need Help and Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey through the Sacrifice of Caring
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Carers Need Help and Support Too: One Woman’s Personal Journey through the Sacrifice of Caring is one woman’s story about life as a carer. The ups and downs, trials and tribulations, pain and exhaustion of caring while trying to run two businesses and make something of herself in the hope of a half way decent future.
Choosing a Nursing Home and Living With Your Choice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,510. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be overwhelming. This booklet can help you choose the best facility for your needs, and lots of tips to make the nursing home experience the best it can be. Based on years of practical nursing experience in various facilities and written by a Registered Nurse. Nursing Homes aren't BAD-just different. The years spent there CAN be good!
Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia: A Family Caregivers Series: How our family prepared a home to care for our elderly parents
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Owl Intermedia. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
This is a first-hand guide for preparing your home to care for adult family members in need of a little extra help. It explains one family's experience and should not replace the advice of a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. Nothing in this e-book should be construed as professional advice.
Nine Gifts for a Grieving Friend
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Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
This book is designed to provide nine "gifts" a person can give to someone who is grieving a loss. The gifts are meant to provide emotional support not just for the initial period of loss, but also for the days, months and years to follow.
The Long Goodbye: When Someone You Love Has Dementia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
As the Baby Boomer Generation continues to age, experts predict that dementia will become epidemic. Caught in the middle are their loved ones who struggle to take care of them. In The Long Goodbye, Beth Patterson brings to light some tips for caregivers in caring for their loved ones with dementia and themselves.
Alzheimer's Disease and the Holidays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Maintaining (or adapting) old family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family tradition. For an Alzheimer’s resident, this link with a familiar past is reassuring and builds self-esteem. Activity Ideas to celebrate the holidays.
Falls and Fractures in the Elderly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Ninety percent of the more than 352,000 hip fractures in the U.S. each year are the result of a fall. The remaining 10 percent of the hip fractures occur spontaneously due to low bone density or osteoporosis. Learn about how to lower your risk.
How to Deal with Mom's Complaints
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
A complaint is not always a criticism. It is not always a simple matter to identify the real problem behind a complaint. Loved ones may be experiencing difficulty adjusting to the aging process which may also be complicated by feelings of rejection and guilt. Learn how to deal with family complaints proactively.
Dementia is not always Alzheimer's Disease
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason, remember and move. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also cause these symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured. Other types can be treated and reversed.
Depression in Dementia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
In a recent study researchers found that depressive symptoms were more than twice as common among assisted living residents with mild or moderate dementia than among those without dementia. Depressed residents often do not have positive outcomes and are greater risk of discharge to nursing homes and death.
Caregiver Stress
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
According to the results of a new study of the health of caregivers, there is mounting evidence that explains why caregivers often become patients themselves while caring for a loved one. Learn how to recognize the risks and how to cope.
Caregiver Burnout
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Part of the art of being a successful caregiver in the ability to set expectations, see one’s own limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others. Learn some coping strategies to maintain your sanity.
Frequency and Indicators of Malnutrition in Elderly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Clearly elderly that are at risk for weight loss who are treated with additional emphasis during meal times and throughout the day can greatly benefit, even avoid the early onset of nutritionally triggered catastrophic health failures. Learn to recognize the signs of anorexia and dehydration.
Feeling a Little Guilty?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
There are few people on earth better equipped with the natural innate ability to make us feel guilty than our mothers.In our culture guilt has been instinctively crafted to an art form designed to influence our behaviors. It is a learned behavior passed on from generation to generation. Feelings of guilt can be self-inflicted or can be imposed upon us by other people. Here's how to quiet the guilt
Familiarity is the Key to Success
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People with Alzheimer's disease can retain certain living skills that they would normally lose if care givers let them perform those skills regularly.
The Hidden Liabilities of Home Companions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Families that hire caregivers or outside contractors such as home health aides or home companions to perform a variety of services may unknowingly be exposing themselves to a variety of risks that may not be covered through their homeowner's or general liability insurance policies.
Isolation can Lead to Health Complications
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Living well in our later years is all about quality of life. People who are active and social generally avoid depression that can lead to health complications and dramatically affect the quality of one's life. People who spend their time isolated from others their own age can become depressed and find that they are continually facing one health crisis after another.
"But I'm not Ready Yet"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
" I’m not ready yet." Translation: I'm afraid of giving up my home, independence and lifestyle for an unknown. What if I don't like it? What if they don't like me? Seniors will often look for ways to avoid making the final decision. It is often out of fear or an unwillingness to commit. Learn how to help them become more comfortable with a move out of their home.
Early Alzheimer's - A Changing Lifestyle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects tissues in the brain, eventually resulting in abnormal brain function. Learn about early diagnosis, what to expect with the progression of the disease and how to cope.
Legalese for Caregivers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
If you are feeling bad about your lack of knowledge regarding legal choices for your parents, go easier on yourself. Few people are prepared for the responsibilities of caring for an aging parent, preferring to procrastinate difficult discussions hoping the time may never come but it usually does. This brief provides some definitions so you will know what you don't know and what questions to ask.