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The Resource Mom's ok, she just forgets : the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance, by Evelyn McLay and Ellen P. Young ; foreword by Barry Gordon [and] Henry Weinberg

Mom's ok, she just forgets : the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance, by Evelyn McLay and Ellen P. Young ; foreword by Barry Gordon [and] Henry Weinberg

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Mom's ok, she just forgets : the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance
Title
Mom's ok, she just forgets
Title remainder
the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance
Statement of responsibility
by Evelyn McLay and Ellen P. Young ; foreword by Barry Gordon [and] Henry Weinberg
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Language
eng
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DLC
Dewey number
616.831
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Mom's ok, she just forgets : the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance, by Evelyn McLay and Ellen P. Young ; foreword by Barry Gordon [and] Henry Weinberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Table Of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction -- CHAPTER ONE: We Peel the Onion -- Layers of Denial -- What is Denial? -- Denial as a Response to AD -- Denial Entraps Us -- Alzheimers The Hidden Disease -- The Refrain of Denial Rings as a Loud Lament -- Out of Denial and Into Anger -- CHAPTER TWO: We Define the Monster Alzheimer's Disease -- Definition of Alzheimer's -- Definition of Dementia -- Reversible Causes of Dementia -- Irreversible Causes of Dementia -- The 4 A's: Amnesia, Aphasia, Agnosia, Apraxia -- The Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease -- Examples of Dementia Symptoms Caused by -- Reversible Conditions -- Getting a Diagnosis -- Answering the Denial Arguments -- To Tell or Not to Tell -- CHAPTER THREE: "Mom's OK, She Just Forgets" -- Denial and the Family Unit -- The "Family" and Dementia -- Scenario One: A Success Story -- Scenario Two: A Universal Story -- Scenario Three: Early Onset AD -- Scenario Four: Mom and Dad in Denial -- The Importance of Planning -- CHAPTER FOUR: "I Can't Take Care of You Unless I take Care of Myself" -- Caring for the Caregiver - Part 1 -- Professional help -- Family network: positive support (or the lack thereof) -- Friends and neighbors -- Tips for fostering good relations with your friends -- Gain knowledge to understand the disease -- Amnesia -- Aphasia -- Agnosia -- Apraxia -- Support groups -- The support group and role reversal -- The support group and role addition -- Respite opportunities -- CHAPTER FIVE: "Honey, Please Hand Me the Broom" -- Developing Communication Skills -- Realization of Language Loss can be Shocking -- A Coin with Two Sides -- Three Rules to Remember -- Passive Participation -- Responding to the Non Sequitur -- The Other Side of the Coin -- Tips for Improving Communications -- Understanding Anger -- Another Cause of Angry Behavior -- Unresolved Anger -- CHAPTER SIX: "She's Just Pushing My Buttons" -- Challenging Behaviors -- Inconsistent Behaviors -- The Need for One Step Directions -- Processing Auditory Stimuli -- Denial Prevents Understanding -- A Prescription for Sane Caregiving: -- Patience, Perspective, Humor -- Does it Really Matter? -- Never Argue -- Rearranging Reality -- Never Say No -- Introduce Humor -- CHAPTER SEVEN: "Dad's a Danger to Himself and Others" -- The Driving Dilemma -- The Love Affair with our Car -- The Familiar Voice of Denial -- A Careful Look at Reality -- Unsafe Behaviors Consistent with Dementia -- Possible Consequences of Unsafe Driving -- A Family Gathering to Agree on Specific Actions -- How to Implement the Action Plan -- Gradual Weaning -- Assess Driving Ability -- It is Time to Stop - What Do We Do Now? -- About Those Car Keys -- A Brief Review -- CHAPTER EIGHT: "The Lifesaver for Caregivers and Loved Ones" -- The Day Care Decision -- The Positive Value of Day Care -- Answering the Denial Excuses -- How to Move Out of Denial into Action -- Evelyn's Experience with Day Care -- What to Look for in an Adult Day Care Facility -- Day Care Keeps Nancy at Home -- CHAPTER NINE: "We Examine Our AttitudeTowards Alzheimer's" -- Caring for the Caregiver - Part II -- Ways to Deal with the Changes Alzheimer's Brings -- The Three DO'S -- Alleviate the Holiday Blues -- Changing the 4th of July Celebration -- Attitude Adjustment -- Taking Care of the Caregiver -- CHAPTER TEN: "I Only Promised Because She Made Me" -- The Long Term Care Decision -- Is it Time? -- Board and Care/Adult Homes/Adult Foster Homes -- or Group Homes -- Assisted Living Facilities -- Continuing Care Communities/Retirement -- Communities/Life Care Facilities -- Long Term Care Facilities -- Questions to Ask When Visiting a Nursing Facility -- Importance of Advance Planning -- Twenty-Four Hour Professional Care at Home -- Hospital Care -- Positive Aspects of Assisted Living or -- Nursing Center Placement -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: "We Reach Acceptance" -- With Love, Tears, and Laughter -- Two Different Kinds of Acceptance -- Ingredients of Healthy Acceptance -- Our Loved Ones Work Through Their -- Acceptance -- Accessing Mirth -- Gradual Development of Healthy Acceptance -- Appendix
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9781591024699
Lccn
2006022443
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591024699
  • (OCoLC)70335146
Label
Mom's ok, she just forgets : the Alzheimer's journey from denial to acceptance, by Evelyn McLay and Ellen P. Young ; foreword by Barry Gordon [and] Henry Weinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Table Of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction -- CHAPTER ONE: We Peel the Onion -- Layers of Denial -- What is Denial? -- Denial as a Response to AD -- Denial Entraps Us -- Alzheimers The Hidden Disease -- The Refrain of Denial Rings as a Loud Lament -- Out of Denial and Into Anger -- CHAPTER TWO: We Define the Monster Alzheimer's Disease -- Definition of Alzheimer's -- Definition of Dementia -- Reversible Causes of Dementia -- Irreversible Causes of Dementia -- The 4 A's: Amnesia, Aphasia, Agnosia, Apraxia -- The Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease -- Examples of Dementia Symptoms Caused by -- Reversible Conditions -- Getting a Diagnosis -- Answering the Denial Arguments -- To Tell or Not to Tell -- CHAPTER THREE: "Mom's OK, She Just Forgets" -- Denial and the Family Unit -- The "Family" and Dementia -- Scenario One: A Success Story -- Scenario Two: A Universal Story -- Scenario Three: Early Onset AD -- Scenario Four: Mom and Dad in Denial -- The Importance of Planning -- CHAPTER FOUR: "I Can't Take Care of You Unless I take Care of Myself" -- Caring for the Caregiver - Part 1 -- Professional help -- Family network: positive support (or the lack thereof) -- Friends and neighbors -- Tips for fostering good relations with your friends -- Gain knowledge to understand the disease -- Amnesia -- Aphasia -- Agnosia -- Apraxia -- Support groups -- The support group and role reversal -- The support group and role addition -- Respite opportunities -- CHAPTER FIVE: "Honey, Please Hand Me the Broom" -- Developing Communication Skills -- Realization of Language Loss can be Shocking -- A Coin with Two Sides -- Three Rules to Remember -- Passive Participation -- Responding to the Non Sequitur -- The Other Side of the Coin -- Tips for Improving Communications -- Understanding Anger -- Another Cause of Angry Behavior -- Unresolved Anger -- CHAPTER SIX: "She's Just Pushing My Buttons" -- Challenging Behaviors -- Inconsistent Behaviors -- The Need for One Step Directions -- Processing Auditory Stimuli -- Denial Prevents Understanding -- A Prescription for Sane Caregiving: -- Patience, Perspective, Humor -- Does it Really Matter? -- Never Argue -- Rearranging Reality -- Never Say No -- Introduce Humor -- CHAPTER SEVEN: "Dad's a Danger to Himself and Others" -- The Driving Dilemma -- The Love Affair with our Car -- The Familiar Voice of Denial -- A Careful Look at Reality -- Unsafe Behaviors Consistent with Dementia -- Possible Consequences of Unsafe Driving -- A Family Gathering to Agree on Specific Actions -- How to Implement the Action Plan -- Gradual Weaning -- Assess Driving Ability -- It is Time to Stop - What Do We Do Now? -- About Those Car Keys -- A Brief Review -- CHAPTER EIGHT: "The Lifesaver for Caregivers and Loved Ones" -- The Day Care Decision -- The Positive Value of Day Care -- Answering the Denial Excuses -- How to Move Out of Denial into Action -- Evelyn's Experience with Day Care -- What to Look for in an Adult Day Care Facility -- Day Care Keeps Nancy at Home -- CHAPTER NINE: "We Examine Our AttitudeTowards Alzheimer's" -- Caring for the Caregiver - Part II -- Ways to Deal with the Changes Alzheimer's Brings -- The Three DO'S -- Alleviate the Holiday Blues -- Changing the 4th of July Celebration -- Attitude Adjustment -- Taking Care of the Caregiver -- CHAPTER TEN: "I Only Promised Because She Made Me" -- The Long Term Care Decision -- Is it Time? -- Board and Care/Adult Homes/Adult Foster Homes -- or Group Homes -- Assisted Living Facilities -- Continuing Care Communities/Retirement -- Communities/Life Care Facilities -- Long Term Care Facilities -- Questions to Ask When Visiting a Nursing Facility -- Importance of Advance Planning -- Twenty-Four Hour Professional Care at Home -- Hospital Care -- Positive Aspects of Assisted Living or -- Nursing Center Placement -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: "We Reach Acceptance" -- With Love, Tears, and Laughter -- Two Different Kinds of Acceptance -- Ingredients of Healthy Acceptance -- Our Loved Ones Work Through Their -- Acceptance -- Accessing Mirth -- Gradual Development of Healthy Acceptance -- Appendix
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9781591024699
Lccn
2006022443
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591024699
  • (OCoLC)70335146

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