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Author Woodell, Patricia, author.

Title Are the keys in the freezer? : an advocate's guide for Alzheimer's and other dementias / Patricia Woodell, Brenda Niblock and Jeri Warner.

Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
©2015.

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 UniM BioMed  616.83 WOOD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-200) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Coming to Terms with Dementia 23 -- What is Dementia? 28 -- Testing and Diagnosis for Dementia 30 -- Understanding Types of Dementia 32 -- Stages of Dementia 34 -- Treatment Plans for Dementia 44 -- Chapter 2 Care Facilities: Making the Right Move 49 -- Types of Care Facilities 51 -- Guidelines for Screening Care Facilities 54 -- Making the Choice: Our Concerns in Selecting a Care Facility 57 -- Meals and Menus in Care Facilities 59 -- Social Activities in Care Facilities: What's Available to Keep People Interested? 60 -- Moving to a Care Facility: Dementia and Disorientation 61 -- Dementia and Wandering Outside a Care Facility: A Choice of Safety or Independence 62 -- Switching Assisted Living Facilities: Making Sure It's the Right Move 63 -- Conflicts with Assisted Living Staff 64 -- Lessons About Choosing a Service Area in a Care Facility 67 -- Memory Care: First Impressions 68 -- What Happens if You Live in a Different State? 72 -- Chapter 3 Can we Afford a Care Facility? 76 -- Paying for Long-Term Care 77 -- Finances: Do You Really Know What's Happening? 81 -- Comparing Costs: Living at Home or in a Care Facility 82 -- Facility Fee Structures 84 -- Cost Categories in a Long-Term Care Budget 85 -- Building a Five-Year Budget 85 -- What if a Family Cannot Afford a Care Facility? 90 -- Family Conflicts about Money and Caregiving Responsibilities 91 -- Chapter 4 Care Facility Agreements 94 -- Flexibility in Care Facility Agreements 95 -- Talking About Terms with Facility Staff 96 -- Care Plans 98 -- Attachments and Exhibits to Care Facility Agreements 100 -- Where to Turn for Help 101 -- Chapter 5 Advocacy in Medical Care 104 -- Unmasking Mom's Medication Problems 106 -- Taking Responsibility for Someone's Health-Care 106 -- Monitoring a Care Facility's Medication System 108 -- Checkpoints for Monitoring Medications 110 -- What Happens When the System Breaks Down 112 -- Calming Drugs: Are They the Answer in a Care Facility? 113 -- Hearing, Vision, Dental Care, and Mobility 114 -- Lessons Learned 116 -- Chapter 6 Hospice and Palliative care 119 -- What Is Hospice Care? 120 -- Qualifying for Hospice Care 121 -- Role of the Hospice Team 123 -- Comfort Care for Dying Patients 126 -- Importance of Educating Families about Dying 128 -- Chapter 7 Advance Directives 131 -- What are Advance Directives? 133 -- Appointing a Health-Care Proxy 134 -- Shortfalls of Advance Directives 135 -- Five Wishes®: An Alternative to Traditional Advance Directives 137 -- Doctor's Orders: Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders 138 -- POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment 139 -- When to Take Action on Advance Directives 140 -- Chapter 8 Path Forward 145 -- Changing the Way We Look at Care Facilities 146 -- Neighborhood Alternatives for the Future 150 -- Dementiaville: The Answer to Future Care? 151 -- Alzheimer's Café 152 -- Current and Emerging Technologies 153 -- In-Home Remote Monitoring Technologies 162 -- Tracking Technologies 163 -- Home Safety 165 -- Assistive Products 165 -- Cognitive Fitness Technologies 166 -- Education 166.
Other author Niblock, Brenda, author.
Warner, Jeri, author.
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Dementia -- Patients -- Services for.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Services for.
Caregivers.
ISBN 9781849057394
1849057397