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- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95
In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that "once admitted to an institution ... the veteran begins ... to show signs of social and physical degeneration," a phenomenon that has not escapted the attention of clinicians, social scientists, veterans, and other chronic-care patients. Assuming that social withdrawal in the institutional setting... more...
- The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 22.50
Currently around 2.9 million Australians provide unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged and frail. Carers are a key but often unacknowledged part of Australias health system. The annual replacement value of care was estimated in 2010 to be over... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 12.99
Anthony Alioto was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 1993 and was forced to go on dialysis for several years before receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2000. In The Ninefold Path , he invites readers to join him on a harrowing personal journey through a labyrinth of tests, ?what can I expect? meetings with medical staff, surgeries,... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with the blackest of humor, Cooney documents the slow erosion of her mother's mind, the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 19.83
Das neue Buch von Brigitta Schröder ergänzt ihr Erstlingswerk "Blickrichtungswechsel - Lernen mit und von Menschen mit Demenz" und ist aus der Praxis für die Praxis. Es ist in drei Abschnitte gegliedert: Das "Basismodul" ermutigt, bei der Begleitung von Menschen mit Demenz Grenzen zu überschreiten, um "Schatzfinder" bei... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99
Celiac disease is being diagnosed more and more frequently, as people recognize their digestive issues may be linked to their gluten intake and sensitivity to various foods that include gluten. Here, Ali, in typical fashion, reviews the biology of celiac disease, its various symptoms, causes, and outcomes, and includes information about treatment,... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sitting in on the weekly meetings of a local hospital?s caregivers support group. Soon members invited her... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 24.99
Parkinson?s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson?s, or knows and loves someone who does. more...