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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Rethinking Alzheimer's Care

Rethinking Alzheimer's Care - Sam Fazio Gave a second pass through this book. The primary audience is professional caregivers, especially in a group setting. You'd hope that anyone caring for your family member had this kind of training and compassion. A couple of notes from the book:When Mother Teresa was asked by journalists what she thought the greatest work she and others in her order had accomplished, she replied, “We don’t do great things; we do many small things with great love.” This is also the definition, the essence, of the complex caring relationships that many people have in their daily encounters with older men and women diagnosed with dementia. It is this quality that nurtures and sustains both the person with dementia and those who provide his or her care. Alzheimer’s disease is not the only or most important factor in defining their ongoing relationship. Talking with families about what they know about dementia and careDiagnosis• When, where, and by whom did your relative receive a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease?• What were you told about the disease?• What questions did you have that went unanswered?Disease process• What do you know about the disease progression?• How did you learn about the disease course?• What are your expectations or what do you anticipate happening as the disease progresses?Care approaches• What do you know about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease?• Where did you learn about different approaches?• Which approaches have been most helpful and why?Care options• What options are you aware of for care and support?• How were they introduced to you?• How did you make these decisions?Resources• What types of resources have been most helpful to you?• Are there any specific books, videos, brochures, or other materials that have been extremely helpful to you?