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'What's happening to me?' Successful translator and linguist Helga Rohra was understandably good with words - that is, until she found herself getting in a muddle when she spoke. She started to forget the way home, even though she could remember her address. Her confusing symptoms increased and Helga was diagnosed with dementia at age 50 - but she hasn't let herself be labelled with the usual stereotypes. With entertaining vim Helga shows that her life is still as abundant and self-determined as ever, dismantling the negative stereotypes that often surround a dementia diagnosis. She speaks frankly and with humour about her diagnosis and life with young onset Lewy Body Dementia. She explains the changes in her everyday life and the challenges she faces, and shares practical tips that prove it is possible to live well with dementia. Helga also talks about her activism work, which has made hers one of the key voices internationally in dementia advocacy.
Dementia and Social Inclusion: Marginalised groups and marginalised areas of dementia research, care and practiceby Charlie Murphy Anthea Innes Jill Manthorpe Carole Archibald Alison Bowes
'There has been a considerable and welcome growth of publications about dementia care and Jessica Kingsley Publishers has certainly played a very useful part in this growth... we need more not less of this quality of work and writing if society is to include those with dementia as full citizens.' - Christian Council on Ageing 'The editors are to be congratulated on assembling a collection of contributions which make this book a milestone in the literature on dementia research and practice... [They] have collected papers on extraordinarily diverse issues and from a very diverse set of authors. Each of the chapters can be seen as an invaluable introduction to the topic area as well as addressing the main theme of the book. It is a milestone book because it manages to provide a snapshot of dementia studies at this moment in time and will, in my view, be widely quoted by policy makers, practice developers, researchers and trainers for the next few years... In such a treasure trove of approaches and issues it is hard to pick out the most striking... I would recommend this book: all readers of the journal will find chapters that they can use to improve dementia care.' - Journal of Dementia Care 'What makes this particularly notable is that Innes, Archibald and Murphy have harnessed such individual voices to address so cogently. Together they address the core issues, all too often neglected or marginalized, in dementia research and care. Sexuality, communication, risk taking, ethnicity, incontinence and practices within remote rural communities are all subjects that draw threads from the very fabric of our society, and it is indicative of how wide the spectrum has broadened that these historically dispirit strands can be tackled constructively.' - Signpost 'A diverse range of subjects are covered in a series of papers written by numerous professionals of standing from various disciplines... The subjects covered include ethnicity, spirituality, sexuality, dying with dementia (palliative care), faecal incontinence and risk-taking. There is a section addressing aspects of communicating with people with dementia and another covering the medical aspects of dementia that have not had much focus in recent years, such as hypertension and diabetes. Finally, there is a social science perspective, including discussing ways that people with dementia can be involved in the research process. I found the book easy to read and it is well written and clearly presented. Covering marginalized areas of practice, it offers food for thought for the reader and is a welcome addition to current literature'. - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This book provides invaluable research results and innovative thinking which professionals studying gerontology and dementia care will find very useful throughout their careers.' - London Centre for Dementia Care Newsletter 'The contributors to this volume examine the barriers to the consideration of social inclusion in the field of dementia studies and argue for the necessity of acknowledging the personhood of all individuals with dementia. The papers discuss the sexuality of people with dementia, communication and risk taking, and dementia care in remote rural communities, among other topics. The volume ends with suggestions for more inclusive values, service development, theory and research'. - Book News 'The book, commendably, tries to look at marginalized issues within dementia, such as death and dying, sexuality and faecal incontinence.' - Mental Health Today 'This is a book for the connoisseur. I wish I had contributed a paper. I wish I had read it even earlier. It will be appreciated by many people, from many backgrounds. This is the study of dementia and dementia-care grown to a new maturity. Chapters are original research papers, communicating new findings and analyses, set in the context of previous knowledge, well reviewed... Thanks to the editors and authors for this little gift. Let's be sure it is read widely.' - David Jolley, director of Dementiaplus Examining impo...
Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementiaIf a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible--no matter how severe their symptoms are.Gives you the straight facts on dementiaCovers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementiaHelps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosisProvides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illnessIf you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.
"Growth in the incidence of dementia presents major challenges to global healthcare systems. As the burden of dementia in non-Western cultures grows, developing nations are expected to overtake developed nations in terms of dementia prevalence. Insights from developing nations and transcultural considerations are, nevertheless, neglected in the published literature. Dementia: A Global Approach fills this gap by integrating contemporary cross-cultural knowledge about dementia. Each section reviews the literature from the published, predominantly Western, perspective, contrasting it with empirical knowledge from non-Western cultures. Covering major clinical, epidemiological and scientific areas of interest, detailed consideration is also given to care-giving models across the world and management of patients who have migrated between regions. Enriched with personal insights from clinical experts across the globe, this is a key text for neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, epidemiologists and all those responsible for managing provisions of dementia services"--Provided by publisher.
In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, and medical practitioners as he explores two primary questions: Who am I when I've forgotten who I am? What does it mean to love God and be loved by God when I have forgotten who God is? Offering compassionate and carefully considered theological and pastoral responses to dementia and forgetfulness, Swinton's Dementia: Living in the Memories of God redefines dementia in light of the transformative counter story that is the gospel.
"The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines." -Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy. The first major bioterror event in the United States--the anthrax attacks in October 2001--was a clarion call for scientists who work with "hot" agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U. S. biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense. Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world's most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons. His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers--at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. It is almost certain that illegal stocks are in the possession of hostile states, including Iraq and North Korea. Jahrling is haunted by the thought that biologists in secret labs are using genetic engineering to create a new superpox virus, a smallpox resistant to all vaccines. Usamriid went into a state of Delta Alert on September 11 and activated its emergency response teams when the first anthrax letters were opened in New York and Washington, D.C. Preston reports, in unprecedented detail, on the government's response to the attacks and takes us into the ongoing FBI investigation. His story is based on interviews with top-level FBI agents and with Dr. Steven Hatfill. Jahrling is leading a team of scientists doing controversial experiments with live smallpox virus at CDC. Preston takes us into the lab where Jahrling is reawakening smallpox and explains, with cool and devastating precision, what may be at stake if his last bold experiment fails.
Although multiple sclerosis and other disorders of myelin formation and repair are most commonly associated with adults, they can also occur in infants, children and adolescents. Up to 5 percent of those with MS experience symptoms before the age of 18, and the number of cases diagnosed is rising. There is a lack of awareness about these diseases in childhood, however, even amongst pediatric neurologists and MS specialists. Demyelinating Disorders of the Central Nervous System in Childhood provides comprehensive coverage of these diseases, highlighting throughout the differences between management in childhood and in adults. With sections dedicated to the diagnosis, course, treatment and biology of pediatric MS, detailed chapters on other childhood demyelinating diseases, including acute disseminated encephomyelitis, optic neuritis, acute complete transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica, are also provided. Essential reading for pediatric neurologists and MS specialists, this book will also be valuable reading for adult neurologists and pediatricians.
A scientific study of the illness, as well as accounts of recovery and strategies for healing.
The No-Nonsense Guide to a Smaller You and a Healthier Planet Wardrobe stylist Kami Gray doesn't trust her bathroom scale but says a pair of jeans will never lie. Kami ought to know. She's spent twenty-two years cultivating a way of eating that makes sure her favorite jeans will always fit. In The Denim Diet, she presents her fun, no-nonsense blueprint for healthy eating in sixteen easy-to-remember habits to make and habits to break. The Denim Diet takes the best of all the diets you've tried and turns them into a simple, yes-or-no approach you can actually follow. With hilarious real-life stories, gourmet recipes, and an infectious positive attitude, Kami will help you lose weight, get energized, and stay healthy without yo-yo dieting, gimmicks, starving yourself, or obsessing over daily weigh-ins.
From Denise Austin comes the perfect health book for anyone who wants to live better but just can't seem to find the time. Much more than just another exercise book, Denise's Daily Dozen covers a whole range of health and diet related concepts yet manages it all in a no-stress, time-conscious program of 12's. At it's core, this book contains the minimum daily requirements to keep the reader flexible, strong and trim. Organized simply into seven chapters, which equal the seven days of the week, it covers a full week in daily allotments. Each day will have it's own focus from Monday being "fat burning day" to Sunday's "recharge and rejuvenate." Denise has created a total body program, including a 7-day balanced meal plan that includes healthy recipes, and a workout that encompasses 12 exercises done in 12 minutes each day. Everyone can take just 12 minutes, at whatever time of the day works for them, and turn it over to these simple and fun exercises. Cardio, toning, yoga and breathing exercises...they're all here but in a way the maximizes effect while minimizing time. Beyond a dozen exercises for each day of the week this book will include many other of Denise's dozens for each day.
Did you know that poor dental hygiene can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke? Or that the incidence of cavities and tooth decay increases in the teenage years? Did you know that countries with a higher standard of living (like the United States, Canada, and England) actually have higher rates of tooth loss and decay than countries with a lower standard of living? Or that dental drills existed for thousands of years before people even had electricity? Dental hygiene is extremely important to both your physical and emotional health. Your teeth are an integral part of many important activities, such as eating, speaking, and smiling. From the Mayan practice of inlaying semi-precious stones into teeth to today's practices of braces and high-tech dental care, this book covers a wide range of dental topics. It will tell you how dental care has developed throughout the ages and will introduce you to some of today's most cutting-edge technologies. Most important, it will guide you through everything you need to know about caring for your teeth and maintaining a beautiful smile today and into the future.
The compilation of documents and excerpts from publications by government agencies and professional organizations provides general readers with information about the structure of the mouth and teeth, age-related oral health concerns, and the link between poor oral health and systemic disease. It also describes common dental concerns, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontic and root canal treatments, and orthodontic and cosmetic procedures. A glossary without pronunciation guides is provided. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dental Materials: Clinical Applications For Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists (Second Edition)by Carol Dixon Hatrick W. Stephen Eakle William F. Bird
With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing -- or assisting in the placement -- of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient's course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises! Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common tasks. Procedural icons indicate specific guidelines or precautions that need to be followed for each procedure. End-of-chapter review questions help you assess your retention of material, with answers provided in an appendix. End-of-chapter case-based discussions provide a real-life application of material covered in the chapter. Clinical tips and precautions emphasize important information, advice, and warnings on the use of materials. Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter, bolded within the chapter, and defined in the glossary. Objectives help you focus on the information to gain from each chapter. Introductions provide an overview of what will be discussed in each chapter. Summary tables and boxes make it easy to find and review key concepts and information. Full-color photos and illustrations show dental materials and demonstrate step-by-step procedures, including new clinical photos of bleaching and bonding. New Dental Ceramics chapter addresses the growth in esthetic dentistry by discussing porcelain crowns, inlays, and veneers and the process of selecting the proper shade. New Dental Amalgam chapter discusses the use of metal - still the most commonly used material in restorative and corrective dentistry. New Casting Alloys, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys chapter breaks down specific types of combination metals and the procedures in which they are used. New Dental Implants chapter covers several different types of implants as well as how to instruct patients on hygiene and home care of their implant(s). The Materials Handling section reflects the new Infection Control Environment (ICE) standards and all approved ADA methods for the disposal of surplus materials. A companion Evolve website includes exercises to help you identify images and master procedures, plus competency skill sheets to assess your understanding.
Depersonalization is a dissociative disorder, causing alteration in the perception or experience of the self and a sense of detachment from reality. This is a fascinating and clinically relevant phenomenon neglected within psychiatry. Far from being a rare condition, recent research has shown chronic, persisting depersonalization to be as prevalent as schizophrenia or bipolar mood disorder.
Although narcissism may appear dormant in the 1990s, clinical research on narcissism shows that behind a grandiose, exhibitionistic side lies a shame-ridden half of self-loathing, unworthiness, and depression. Capps says that traditional theologies of guilt are unable to address those gripped by shame and makes a case for a different pastoral approach in counseling and ministry.
Everyone feels blue sometimes, but how do you know if you're depressed? Depression is a medical condition that occurs when the ordinary blues just won't go away. These feelings of sadness and hopelessness affect more than eighteen million Americans. Depression can help you learn more about the many forms of this illness, as well as its signs and symptoms. You'll also find out about methods of treatment that can help you manage the dark moods of depression, turning sadness into joy.
Recently, there has been a growing awareness of the multiple interrelationships between depression and cancer. Depression and Cancer is devoted to the interaction between these disorders. The book examines various aspects of this comorbidity and describes how the negative consequences of depression in cancer could be avoided or ameliorated, given that effective depression treatments for cancer patients are available. Renowned psychiatrists and oncologists summarize the latest evidence on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, screening and recognition, and cultural and public health implications of depression in persons with cancer, among other topics.
Depression affects 14.8 million American adults every year. How do I know if my sadness is actually depression? What conditions often coexist with depression? How can I help a family member or friend who is depressed? Depression is not merely a bad day or a blue mood--it's a serious disorder that affects people both mentally and physically, and can become debilitating and even fatal if not recognized and properly treated. If you suspect that you or a loved one might be suffering from depression, or if you've recently been diagnosed, The Depression Answer Book can answer all the questions you have about how to get back to yourself. Written by an experienced psychiatrist, The Depression Answer Book covers such pressing topics as: * How many types of depression are there? * Couldn't everyone be diagnosed with depression at one time or another? * What should I do in a crisis? * What can I do on my own to help my depression? * Do I really need therapy and medication? * How do I know a medication is working? At a time when individuals are overwhelmed with confusing and often conflicting information and emotions, The Depression Answer Book explains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to pressing questions.
Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities to Improve Identification, Treatment, and Preventionby Institute of Medicine
Depression is a widespread condition affecting approximately 7.5 million parents in the U.S. each year and may be putting at least 15 million children at risk for adverse health outcomes. Based on evidentiary studies, major depression in either parent can interfere with parenting quality and increase the risk of children developing mental, behavioral and social problems. Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children highlights disparities in the prevalence, identification, treatment, and prevention of parental depression among different sociodemographic populations. It also outlines strategies for effective intervention and identifies the need for a more interdisciplinary approach that takes biological, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and social contexts into consideration. A major challenge to the effective management of parental depression is developing a treatment and prevention strategy that can be introduced within a two-generation framework, conducive for parents and their children. Thus far, both the federal and state response to the problem has been fragmented, poorly funded, and lacking proper oversight. This study examines options for widespread implementation of best practices as well as strategies that can be effective in diverse service settings for diverse populations of children and their families. The delivery of adequate screening and successful detection and treatment of a depressive illness and prevention of its effects on parenting and the health of children is a formidable challenge to modern health care systems. This study offers seven solid recommendations designed to increase awareness about and remove barriers to care for both the depressed adult and prevention of effects in the child. The report will be of particular interest to federal health officers, mental and behavioral health providers in diverse parts of health care delivery systems, health policy staff, state legislators, and the general public.
The modern world has witnessed a dramatic breakthrough of the dark, negative forces of human nature. The "old ethic," which pursued an illusory perfection by repressing the dark side, has lost its power to deal with contemporary problems. Erich Neumann was convinced that the deadliest peril now confronting humanity lay in the "scapegoat" psychology associated with the old ethic. We are in the grip of this psychology when we project our own dark shadow onto an individual or group identified as our "enemy," failing to see it in ourselves. The only effective alternative to this dangerous shadow projection is shadow recognition, acknowledgement, and integration into the totality of the self. Wholeness, not perfection, is the goal of the new ethic.
The DERMAdoctor is in and she's here to give an informed, friendly, and practical answer to every skin care question you've ever asked! Written by board-certified dermatologist Audrey Kunin, M. D. , The DERMA-doctor Skinstruction Manual is a hands-on, comprehensive guidebook to maintaining healthy, beautiful skin and looking great at any age. The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual goes beyond any other book on skin care you've ever read. In her trademark warm and witty tone, Dr. Kunin frankly discusses the skin conditions we've all had questions about -- including enlarged pores, rashes, discoloration, and more serious concerns like skin cancer -- and provides straightforward explanations about why and how they affect us all. But Dr. Kunin doesn't just explain the problem, she gives unique and useful advice for preventing skin problems before they happen and repairing or reversing them when they do. From head to toe, this book is your indispensable guide to:Glowing, beautiful skin: If you suffer from acne, oily skin, rosacea, or melasma, there are clear-cut steps you can take immediately to repair and rejuvenate your skin for good. A fresh and youthful appearance: Chapters on sun damage, stretch marks, cellulite, and more address the clichés we've all heard and the treatments we've all tried and offer innovative, practical, and medically proven solutions that really work!Healthy skin, inside and out: Dr. Kunin goes beneath the surface to discuss a wide variety of skin conditions that affect many of us, like hives and eczema, offering expert advice for their treatment and prevention. Insightful and engaging, this invaluable handbook delivers noticeable results, with real-world answers to your skin care questions, all with a dose of humor and charm. In addition, there is helpful information on product ingredients, cosmetic treatments, and the beauty products that work best for your skin type. Packed with great advice and easy-to-follow instructions, The DERMA-doctor Skinstruction Manual is your companion for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy, and age-defying skin.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, millions of women were exposed prenatally to the synthetic estrogen DES, a "wonder drug" intended to prevent miscarriages. However, DES actually had damaging consequences for the women born from DES mothers. The "DES daughters" as they are known, were found to have a rare form of vaginal cancer or were infertile. They were also at risk for miscarriages, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies. In DES Daughters, Susan Bell recounts the experiences of this generation of "victims. " In moving, heartfelt narratives, she presents the voices of those women who developed cancer, those who were cancer-free but have concerns about becoming pregnant, and those who suffered other medical and/or reproductive difficulties. Bell examines the hierarchy of knowledge and power of scientists, doctors, and daughters, tracing the emergence of a feminist health movement. The "embodied knowledge" of these DES daughters prompted them to become advocates and form a social movement that challenged reproductive medical knowledge specifically, but also the politics of women's health in general. Bell's important book chronicles the history and future of these grassroots activists born out of illness, suffering, and uncertainty.
The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.
16-year old Mike isn't excited about his camping trip with his father and stepbrother. But when they wreck their SUV in the desert, can Mike find a way to save them?
Why does food taste better when you know where it comes from? Because history-ecological, cultural, even personal-flavors every bite we eat. Whether it's the volatile chemical compounds that a plant absorbs from the soil or the stories and memories of places that are evoked by taste, layers of flavor await those willing to delve into the roots of real food. In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the "taste of the place"-that makes this desert so delicious. To savor the terroir of the borderlands, Nabhan presents a cornucopia of local foods-Mexican oregano, mesquite-flour tortillas, grass-fed beef, the popular Mexican dessert capirotada, and corvina (croaker or drum fish) among them-as well as food experiences that range from the foraging of Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions to a modern-day camping expedition on the Rio Grande. Nabhan explores everything from the biochemical agents that create taste in these foods to their history and dispersion around the world. Through his field adventures and humorous stories, we learn why Mexican oregano is most potent when gathered at the most arid margins of its range-and why foods found in the remote regions of the borderlands have surprising connections to foods found by his ancestors in the deserts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By the end of his movable feast, Nabhan convinces us that the roots of this fascinating terroir must be anchored in our imaginations as well as in our shifting soils.
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