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Helpful Books and CDs

 


SELF-HYPNOSIS


Guided meditation
 
GOODBYE WORRIES is a program that trains your mind, through the power of hypnosis and meditation, to effectively control worrisome thoughts. It is the second in the series the CALMING COLLECTION. The first of the series is SLEEP SOLUTIONS. Several techniques are provided on both CD's ,including meditation and hypnosis, which have been found to be highly effective with a wide variety of anxiety issues. GOODBYE WORRIES provides simple, direct solutions for dramatically reducing anxiety through the use of mindful meditation and hypnosis to more rapidly produce deep healing relaxation, profound relief of stress and anxiety and more rapid, lasting achievement of one's goals. 
 
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation.

 
 
 
The ability to relax your body and calm you mind is necessary for health and well-being. This recording helps you discover your capacities for relaxation and inner calm.
Progressive Relaxation promotes mind-body awareness and the deep relaxation of muscles through out your body. This recording guides you to gently contract then relax different muscle groups. It concludes with awareness of your entire body resting in a state of relaxation.
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DEMENTIA
 
 
Review
 
"Both a guide and a legend." (Chicago Tribune) "The best guide of its kind." (Chicago Sun-Times) "An excellent book for families who are caring for persons with dementia... A book that physicians can confidently recommend to the families of their patients." (Journal of the American Medical Association) "Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer the realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps." (New York Times) "An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's." (New York Review of Books)"

Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers


 

Review
"Jolene Brackey has a vision. A vision that will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. But if you think about it, our memory is made up of moments, too. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment; a moment that puts a smile on their face, a twinkle in their eye, or triggers a memory. Five minutes later, they won't remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger."



Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making


Wouldn't it be a relief to know you are making the right decisions and doing right by the person in your care? Whether you have a loved one who can't make his or her own decisions or you are a healthcare professional, you know how difficult--even heartbreaking--it can be to make decisions for others. Feeling confident that you're made the right decision would be a welcome relief from the worry and guilt you may be feeling.  The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making offers tools and techniques that will limit your frustration and fears and help you make informed, respectful decisions.



Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips Guide

 Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers

The author is the former Athletic Director for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, and this "playbook" grew out of from his experience of caring for his wife who passed away from the effects of Alzheimer's in 2004. This comprehensive guide with a helpful pocket brochure covers a number of important topics, including communicating with doctors as well as communication tips with your loved one as the disease progresses. Also included is advice regarding dressing, wandering, home safety, eating and general survival.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Loving Someone who has Dementia

This book is not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.

  • Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia
  • Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be
  • Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving

Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.