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Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Jackie Pool



This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Applying a 'rementia' based approach to dementia care, Jackie Pool shows how therapeutic cognitive rehabilitation techniques can be used to reduce symptoms of dementia and ultimately improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Covering topics such as nutrition, stress, communication, memory and sleep, it provides all the tools and information necessary to build a personalised and flexible self-care plan which will improve and sustain quality of life. By clearing away the myths and stigma surrounding dementia, this book creates room for cooperation, creativity and hope.

Jackie Pool is a UK leading specialist in dementia care who was awarded the National Dementia Care Award 2011 for Best Dementia Care Personality. She is the Director of Memory Care for Sunrise Senior Living.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 3
Contents 5
Chapter 1 - My 40 Year Journey with Dementia 7
Chapter 2 - What Dementia Is and Isn’t 17
Chapter 3 - The Case for Rementia 31
Chapter 4 - Cognitive Rehabilitation: Nutrition, or How What You Put in Your Body Affects Your Brain 37
Chapter 5 - Cognitive Rehabilitation: Emotion, or How You What You Feel Affects Your Brain 59
Chapter 6 - Cognitive Rehabilitation: Cognition, or How What You\r\nDo Affects Your Brain 83
Chapter 7 - Putting It All Together – The Rementia Plan 117
Conclusion 145
References and Reading List 147
Appendix: The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument 153
Subject Index 167
Author Index 175
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