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The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease

Jennifer R. Stelter, PsyD
with Rachael Wonderlin

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The only guide to caring for those with advanced Alzheimer disease.

Winner of the IPPY Book Award Health/Medicine/Nutrition by the Independent Publisher

Caring for someone living with advanced Alzheimer disease is a challenge. It can make you feel like you're on a hamster wheel—running in circles, trying the same things over and over with no effect on your loved one. You may also find it difficult to connect with your loved one and to understand what those living with Alzheimer disease are going through. In The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease, Dr. Jennifer Stelter, a…

The only guide to caring for those with advanced Alzheimer disease.

Winner of the IPPY Book Award Health/Medicine/Nutrition by the Independent Publisher

Caring for someone living with advanced Alzheimer disease is a challenge. It can make you feel like you're on a hamster wheel—running in circles, trying the same things over and over with no effect on your loved one. You may also find it difficult to connect with your loved one and to understand what those living with Alzheimer disease are going through. In The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease, Dr. Jennifer Stelter, a psychologist working in memory care, shares a new model designed to help caregivers understand, cope with, and handle some of the most challenging behaviors associated with the disease while encouraging and reinforcing independence and quality of life for their loved ones. Her Dementia Connection Model, which is based on current scientific research, will aid you in forging a positive bond with your loved one with less frustration. Win-win!

Follow along, step by step, as Dr. Stelter outlines the three main elements of the Dementia Connection Model and learn how to put these elements into practice to help with

• communication problems
• eating difficulties
• mobility concerns
• memory deficits
• behavioral issues
• toileting trouble
• and other common complications of Alzheimer disease.

The evidenced-based, practical interventions and strategies in The Busy Caregiver's Guide will help you stay emotionally, mentally, and physically involved in your loved one's life. Special dedicated worksheets help you practice the skills and keep track of what is working. You'll also read stories about other caregivers who face the same struggles.

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Bringing together three theories of dementia connection, Dr. Stelter creates a unique care model for persons with dementia.

A great, easy-to-read book. By providing practical anecdotes, Dr. Stelter makes what can be very academic theories available to the layperson. I absolutely love the idea of laying the content out as a workbook, allowing families to apply the exercises to real-life situations.

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Available
Trim Size
5.5
x
8.5
Pages
192
ISBN
9781421441085
Illustration Description
6 halftones, 7 line drawings
Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. What is Alzheimer Disease?
2. What is the Dementia Connection Model?
3. Using the Dementia Connection Model
4. Communication Challenges
5. Eating, Feeding, and Nutrition

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. What is Alzheimer Disease?
2. What is the Dementia Connection Model?
3. Using the Dementia Connection Model
4. Communication Challenges
5. Eating, Feeding, and Nutrition Challenges
6. Sleeping Challenges
7. Toileting Challenges
8. Bathing Challenges
9. Pain and Pain Management
10. Depression, Hallucinations, and Delusions
11. Repetitive Behavior, Rummaging, and Collecting
12. Fight or Flight: Sundowning, Aggression, and Wandering
13. Intentional Care
14. Promoting Brain Health
References
Index

Author Bios
Rachael Wonderlin
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Rachael Wonderlin, MS

Gerontologist Rachael Wonderlin (PITTSBURGH, PA) is an internationally recognized dementia care consultant who owns a senior living consulting company and runs the popular blog and podcast by the same name, Dementia By Day. She is the author of When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community and the coauthor of Creative Engagement: A Handbook of Activities for People with Dementia.