The role of carer for an aged person is often unexpected if not unwelcome but it is increasingly a common one.
The worst case scenario is a sudden emergency after which nothing ever returns to “normal”. For the better prepared, it still changes life more than you would ever have imagined and frequently brings with it responsibilities which keep you wakeful at night and exhausted by day.
The aged care system has changed considerably in recent years in relation to home and residential care Our aim in this book is to give you information to help you make decisions more confidently. Where should the aged person best live? What care do they need and who should provide it? Should the family home be sold now or later? What do you need to know and what can you do to make this troubling time easier?
The stress of deciding if a parent is no longer capable of living independently can cause friction and heartache among families, especially if a parent is adamant and uncooperative about considering placement in a facility. Take heart: If you feel a parent is no longer functioning well at home, there are a few simple guidelines to help you on your way.
Dropped Off Like a Stray Puppy introduces us to the fictional Walsh family and is based on Pat Bruch’s thirty years in geriatric care as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State. She shares many family frustrations as they try to place an unwilling parent in a safer environment. If this story helps you, reader, she is happy to be of service.
This book is intended as a layman’s guide to the latest applications of Melatonin, rather than the well known uses to help with sleep patterns, Circadian rhythm and jet lag! The Pharmaceutical giants are unlikely to be interested in the latest research, as it would not be in their interests to produce it as it cannot be patented, because it has been in the public domain for too many years. It is also inexpensive to produce, so would not afford them adequate profit margins in any case! So it falls to health care practitioners, private clinics and forward thinking doctors, to offer the benefits Melatonin can bestow on patients and clientele, and monitor the higher dosages that might be recommended!
Dr. Christopher Hertzog is a well known medical researcher in the field of Anti-aging Medicine (AAM). He is the author of several books and papers relating to AAM, including such titles as ‘Live Younger, Live Longer’, ‘Nicotinamide Riboside’, Beta Glucan – a 21st Century Miracle?’ and ‘Laminine YTE’. The author has embarked on a crusade to get many products better known and accepted in the AAM field, particularly where they can be used preventatively and thus save money and suffering at a later stage in life! He has sponsored various health conferences in the U.S. and is now involved in the planning and construction of international healthcare clinics, with special emphasis on remedial and palliative care at The Sanctuary @Khaoyai in Thailand, and throughout South East Asia.
In these pages, we include transcripts of our interviews with the elder care and long-term care providers we have interviewed about dementia care. The voices of these care professionals are important to hear in their entirety, as they describe the nuances of the challenges inherent in delivering innovative high quality dementia care with limited resources.
Based on our analysis of these interviews, we have identified the critical best practices that we believe all elder and long-term care providers should consider when delivering care to people living with dementia. These best practices can be adapted and applied by the informal caregiver as well—the sister, brother, child, or other loved one who may be responsible for caring for a person living with dementia outside of a traditional care environment.
As of 2013, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia worldwide. This number will increase to an estimated 135.5 million in 2050?
The chances are that you know someone who has been diagnosed with dementia.
Maybe you are one of those heroic carers?
Or maybe you are wondering what will happen to you or a family member if you or they should need full-time care?
Being a carer can seem tragic and challenging, but it can also be a journey blessed with joy, healing and unforeseen rewards.
Dawn Fanshawes personal story will open your mind and heart to some shared human fears, concerns and issues and will offer you hope, reassurance, insight and many practical suggestions as you face the choices you may need to make. *******************************
Dawn writes with great sensitivity to both the cared for and the carer. She shares her own personal journey with honesty and yet with dignity in a way that will help anyone caring for another to find ways to embrace life, despite its many and varied challenges. This book is easy to read and engaging and will bring hope and encouragement to carers walking this challenging and yet important path. It will also provide people in general with a better understanding about the issues so many face on a daily basis.
Author, International Speaker and Co-Pastor,
Harvest Church London
Making key changes to the way you communicate
Creating the right physical environment for good communication
And bear in mind that communication in the broadest sense goes well beyond talking; there is also a wide range of non-verbal communication such as facial expression, posture and touch.
The person with dementia in your life needs your help. This straightforward book will help you to acquire the knack for improving and facilitating communication that works in a wide variety of situations including:
Finding stimulating activities
Dealing with challenging situations
Making important decisions
Reducing stress and agitation
Moving into residential care
This book provides invaluable information for people helping to care for people with dementia at home and also those who do so as part of their job.
Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” said Billy Graham, known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed what God had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will not forsake me the last mile of the way.”
Nearing Home, written by Billy Graham in his nineties, explores the challenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,” said the author. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 (ESV)
“Explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.” —BILLY GRAHAM