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  • Sterbebegleitung bei Demenzkrankenby Christiane Pröllochs

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 19.08

    Wohlstand, Hygiene und Medizin haben die durchschnittliche Lebenserwartung in wenigen Jahrzehnten fast verdoppelt. Kehrseite der Medaille: Mit dem Alter wächst das Risiko für eine Demenzerkrankung und damit für soziale Isolation in der letzten Lebensphase. Das Sterben wird für viele Demenzkranke zu einer einsamen Angelegenheit - professionell gehandhabt... more...

  • Strategien für eine evidenzbasierte Kontrakturprophylaxe im Pflegeberufby Siegfried Huhn

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.77

    Die demografische Entwicklung in Deutschland führt zu einem deutlichen Anstieg von alten Menschen in der Bevölkerung und der medizinische Fortschritt führt zu einer Hochaltrigkeit, die oft mit multipler Pathologie und entsprechendem Pflegebedarf und einer Umsiedelung in ein Pflegeheim einhergeht.Kontrakturen sind ein häufig auftretendes Problem bei... more...

  • To Love What Isby Alix Kates Shulman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 14.99

    A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because, though you've half expected it, you don't know what form it will take or when it will come, and whether or not you will rise to the challenge.... more...

  • Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndromeby Naheed Ali

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a confusing and disputed disorder that affects more and more people. Here, Naheed Ali sheds light on this ill-understood and yet debilitating disorder. Readers will come away with not only a better understanding of what constitutes CFS but various ways of dealing with its symptoms. more...

  • An Unintended Journeyby Janet Yagoda Shagam

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by... more...

  • What Do You Do When Your Parents Live Forever?by Dan Cohn-Sherbok; Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

    John Hunt Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99

    Life expectancy is going up. Our parents are increasingly likely to be living into their eighties and nineties. Many find themselves in the position of caring for their parents when they are already retired themselves, or not in good health, or still have children to support financially. Do you feel your parents are a burden? Do they feel that? How... more...

  • ABC of Palliative Careby Geoffrey Hanks; Marie Fallon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 57.95

    This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues. more...

  • Animal-Assisted Therapyby Donald Altschiller

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    The use of animals for therapy is a burgeoning form of treatment for individuals with physical, emotional, or psychological illnesses. Written for students and general readers, Animal-Assisted Therapy offers a historical overview of the practice, detailing its growth and the many ways it is practiced today. Filled with illustrative examples,... more...

  • The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illnessby Richard McQuellon; Michael Cowan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 10.99

    Every day, thousands of people receive a diagnosis of serious, life-threatening illness, and their families and friends suddenly become caregivers. Despite the best of intentions it is not always easy to communicate well under these circumstances, or find deep empathy for something one has never before experienced. When is it best to speak, and when... more...

  • A Bittersweet Seasonby Jane Gross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Prologue Finding Our Better Selves The day I started writing this book, I spent hours commiserating by telephone with three friends who were being turned upside down by the needs of their aging parents. One lived a short distance from her mother, who was in precarious health, bouncing back and forth between home and hospital, unwilling to consider... more...