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  • Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded
  • by Jolene Brackey
  • 2016
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  • Published by: Purdue University Press
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The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer’s and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.

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  1. Defining Moments
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  1. Signs
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  1. Creating Moments of Joy: Along the Alzheimer’s Journey
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  1. Get a Diagnosis
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  1. Understanding the Person
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  1. Family Moments
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  1. Taking Care of Yourself
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  1. Family Moments
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  1. “They Look Great!”
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  1. Helping Hands
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  1. “I’m Here to Take Care of You!”
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  1. Outings with Less Stress
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  1. “I’m Here to Take Care of You!”
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  1. Holidays ‘n’ Family Reunions
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  1. People Stop Visiting
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  1. Not Forgotten
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  1. “Who Are You?”
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  1. What Do You Love?
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  1. What Does This Person Love?
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  1. What Do You Love?
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  1. Live Their Truth
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  1. “I Want to Go Home”
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  1. Stop Correcting Them
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  1. You Are Wrong …They Are Right …
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  1. Blame It on Something Else
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  1. Your Mood Affects Their Mood
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  1. Illusion of Choice
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  1. The Facts Are All Off
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  1. Everything Gets Lost
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  1. How Did They Love You?
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  1. Create a Moment …
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  1. Be Like the Sun
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Spiritual Strength
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612494838
Related ISBN(s)
9781557537607, 9781612494821
MARC Record
OCLC
973926637
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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