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  • Author:
    John Zeisel
  • ISBN:
    1583333355
  • ISBN13:
    978-1583333358
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  • Publisher:
    Avery (January 22, 2009)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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    Medicine
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John Zeisel is the president and cofounder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

John Zeisel is the president and cofounder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care. He developed the Artists for Alzheimer’s™ program, which involves guided museum tours for people with the disease. in sociology from Columbia University, and has taught at Harvard, Yale, and McGill universities. The book I requested was listed as "I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care", but when I got to checkout the title was represented as "I'm Still Here: Creating a Better Life for a Loved One Living with Alzheimer's", both authored by John Zeisel.

But as John Zeisel, an innovator in nonpharmacological approaches to treating Alzheimer’s, makes clear in this book, this view is wrong. The disease often lasts ten to fifteen years-a time span that definitely constitutes a future. In I’m Still Here, Zeisel shows that during the course of Alzheimer’s, caregivers can have a vibrant and meaningful relationship with people who have the disease.

But as John Zeisel, an innovator in nonpharmacological approaches to treating Alzheimer?s, makes clear in this book, this view is wrong. The disease often lasts ten to fifteen years?a time span that definitely constitutes a future. In I?m Still Here, Zeisel shows that during the course of Alzheimer?s, caregivers can have a vibrant and meaningful relationship with people who have the disease. I?m Still Here focuses on connecting with individuals with Alzheimer?s through their abilities that don?t diminish with time, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions, and touch.

I'm Still Here : A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer's. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and many of those people will live with it for more than a decade. During that extended time, caregivers can have a vibrant and meaningful relationship with their loved ones.

John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and founder of the Hearthstone Way, an. .I’m still here : a breakthrough approach to understanding someone living with Alzheimer’s, John Zeisel.

John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and founder of the Hearthstone Way, an innovative and practical approach to the care of Alzheimer's sufferers. He developed the Artists for Alzheimer's program (ARTZ), which develops cultural experiences for Alzheimer's sufferers. He has a PhD in sociology from Columbia and has taught at Yale, Harvard and McGill. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. eISBN : 978-1-101-01563-6. The disease often lasts 10 to 15 years-a time span that definitely constitutes a future

But as John Zeisel, an innovator in nonpharmacological approaches to treating Alzheimer’s, makes clear in this book, this view is wrong. The disease often lasts 10 to 15 years-a time span that definitely constitutes a future. In I’m Still Here®, Dr. Zeisel shows that during the course of Alzheimer’s, caregivers can have a vibrant and meaningful relationship with people who have the disease. I’m Still Here® focuses on connecting with individuals with Alzheimer’s through their abilities that don’t diminish with time such as understanding music, art, facial expressions and touch.

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care. Living the I’m Still Here ™ lifestyle. I’m still here: A breakthrough approach to understanding someone living with Alzheimer’s. Woburn, MA: Hearthstone Alzheimer Care. Joltin, . Camp, C. Noble, B. & Antenucci, V. M. (2005). A different visit: Activities for caregivers and their loved ones with memory impairment. Beachwood, OH: Menorah Park Center for Senior Living. Judge, K. & Orsulic-Jeras, S. (2000).

Communicating with them, whether through poetry, art, music or just plain touch (see American pioneer John Zeisel's moving book, I'm Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living With Alzheimer's, for inspiration) ties them into the hub of life an.

Communicating with them, whether through poetry, art, music or just plain touch (see American pioneer John Zeisel's moving book, I'm Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living With Alzheimer's, for inspiration) ties them into the hub of life and enables them to feel recognised by others as still fully human. This requires time, understanding and energy, as well as institutional will and government money. No electronic tag can do it. So distribute tags if families think they'll help, but forgive me if I don't see them as a panacea.

Zeisel, John Penguin Group (USA) Inc (2009). More By these Authors. Zeisel, John Norton (2006).

An optimistic assessment of Alzheimer's disease counsels caregivers on how to stay connected with affected loved ones through such venues as touch, facial expressions, and music, in a guide that reveals the ways in which Alzheimer's patients retain their creativity and emotional intelligence. 25,000 first printing.

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While "The 36-Hour Day" remains the most comprehensive self-help for dementia/Altzheimer's caregivers, this book takes a different approach. It explains that some things are hard-wired in the brain and tells how to access that for the benefit of the patient. It explains a concept and tells you how to use the information to help the one being cared for. One example is the use of templates. It says that there are around 50 steps in the process of getting dressed and while the patient may be able to do each step, putting it all together becomes overwhelming. Setting the table is another such problem and the use of a template such as a place mat showing the location of the plate, knife, fork, etc. allows the person to match the utensils to the drawing. It is a very compassionate approach and has helped me sort out some personal feelings by giving me insight into the way the brain of the patient works. I haven't absorbed all that is contained in the book yet and I hope to learn more about the process and apply it to the care of my husband.
Pedar
I'm still working through this book, and may change the rating to five stars when I finish. As one just beginning to experience the early symptoms of this condition, I have found much to encourage me here. By describing exactly what goes on in our brains and explaining that nothing once stored there is ever totally lost, Mr. Zeisel shows us what we can expect and why. Much more importantly, this is aimed at those who will care for Alzheimer patients, explaining clearly just what is happening at each stage, giving guidance on how to lead their patients to remember and enjoy past events and happy memories. I may or may not put my wife of 53+ years through this torment, but if I do, she will handle it much better now that she has this book to guide her.
Vishura
WHY people(not all) have to view people with dementia as "no one is home" is REALLY sad! This book is so INCREDIBLE!!! I know a LOT about dementia, alzheimers, vascular dementia, sundowning, etc. and there is a lot to learn and understand. This book gives people insight to keep communicating & knowing HOW to communicate with a person with dementia or similar disease.

I learned from a neurologist that Ronald Reagan had alzheimers the whole time he served as the President of the United States. How did HE communicate and run our country? With a lot of help and perserverence, that's how!

It's not impossible to live ones life if you have alzheimers and your loved ones DO KNOW who you are(even if they may call you the wrong name or say that you're their brother instead of son). There are ways to help people with dementia remember and also ways to help new brain cells grow........these are done through EMOTIONS & these have been researched and this is taught in this book.

This takes understanding and work to help a loved one with dementia, but, aren't they worth it?!!! The glass is always 1/2 full with me and I will never give up!!!
Kea
This book does a great job of helping a family member or caregiver what is going on with a loved one who has Alzheimer's. It goes into great detail on what is happening in their brains.

I really liked that it takes a holistic approach to the treatment of a person with Alzheimer's. A great emphasis is placed on treating the patient with dignity and respect.

There are many ideas of ways to communicate with loved one with AD. Wonderful ideas on activities that keeps them engaged in life instead of abandoning them to the intimidating world in which they live.

I have read many books and tried many concepts to help my loved one. I've tried some of the ideas in the book and they work marvelously.

My loved one is on only two medications...one for thyroid and one for blood pressure. I hope that with the help of this book and patience, I can be a better caregiver to my loved one.
Coirad
I was so frustrated, trying to care for my mother who has severe dementia and Alzheimer's. This book gave me a whole new perspective on the situation and how to deal with Alzheimer's. I recommend this book to anyone dealing with a loved one (or patient) who has this terrible disease.
Aradwyn
I purchased the book as a gift and so never had the opportunity to review the work myself, but would like to speak to
the confusion encountered when placing the order. The book I requested was listed as "I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care", but when I got to checkout the title was represented as "I'm Still Here: Creating a Better Life for a Loved One Living with Alzheimer's", both authored by John Zeisel. I chose to assume it was a newer edition of the same book
and continued with my purchase, since I had heard John speak of his work in the past and found his presentation
worth passing on to others dealing with an Alzheimer situation.
Ce
Zeisel's philosophy brings much needed hope in the world of Alzheimer's for anyone involved in caring for a loved one. The management techniques offered are simple to adapt and significantly improve the life of the loved one with Alzheimer's and the life of the caregiver.
Since I work in the Dementia Unit I am always interested in information into what to expect from the people that I care for. They are all different and to read a first person account is always a great help.