Understanding Their Stories
This chapter deals with the stories that people with Alzheimer's tell about themselves. These can be particularly difficult to cope with unless the carer looks beyond the fact that they simply aren't ...true and start recognising the purposes that they serve for their tellers, which is what this chapter guides and encouragers the reader to do.
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Keeping in Touch With Someone Who Has Alzheimer's. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is ...included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Interconnections: Will You be My Family ...Too?
This chapter explores the complexity of communal life, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for residents, their families and carers who find themselves in a community not necessarily of thei...r own choosing...
Making the Most of Being Together
This chapter covers a range of strategies for ensuring that interactions with someone with Alzheimer's Disease go as well as possible. It details explanations of how to approach the other person, what... sort of setting is most appropriate, the role of nonverbal signals, touch and how pets and soft toys may provide a useful stimulus for some people.
Conflict of Interest: Comfort Measures O...nly
This chapter focuses on the resident's lived experience in its complexity; encompassing cultural, temporal and social relationship factors......
Early Pregnancy Loss
This chapter outlines and explains the needs of the parents and the support networks that are available to them. It guides midwives on how to handle each situation through explanations and checklists,... so that the parents are dealt with in the most sensitive and respectful way possible.
Documentation: Conveying the Story as we...ll as the Tasks
This chapter wrestles with the complexity of documentation; the official record is discussed, both as a narrative and as a communication tool. Also explored is the issue of appropriate resources being... provided to enhance the dying resident's care...
The Doctor: That's How Death Should Be
This chapter provides examples of significant relationships formed when the doctor, the chaplain, the volunteer, the student and the activities staff are included in the team......
When Words Fail
In this chapter, ways of coping when the other person either won't or can't speak are suggested. The importance of keeping in mind the relevance of any interaction, or how minimal the content is, it s...hould be born in mind. Advice and guidance is always given through the author's experience with her own mother who had Alzheimer's.
This chapter is about families and how they visit, when they visit, and if they visit at all. The stories that are included highlight the dilemma of some families when the primary reason for visiting ...the nursing home is gone - when the resident has died..
Things To Do Together
This chapter suggests some things that family members/carers can do together with the person with Alzheimer's. The emphasis is on simple, everyday activities- none of them requires any special effort ...or expense...
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a Nursing Home. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series... is included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Funeral: Flora Benson's Spanner, The
This chapter demonstrates the importance of recognising each resident in their unique, historical, cultural context. The stories included also reveal the place of ritual in encouraging residents to ce...lebrate life in its fullness...
Complementary Therapies in Midwifery Pra...ctice
This chapter describes the background to the inclusion of aromatherapy in midwifery and gives practical advice about useful essential oils, their effects and precautions that should be taken. It shows... how The Birth Unit, over its nine years experience, has used aromatherapy and details the benefits of this complementary therapy for patients, staff and the unit in general.
Complementary Therapies in a Palliative ...Care Setting: The Clinical Experience
This chapter provides a comprehensive insight into the incorporation of various complementary therapies into the hospice and the development of complementary therapy as a model of nursing practice. De...scribed in detail is one interesting treatment used at Daw House, which blends three different types of therapies. The chapter ends with the findings of a research project to evaluate complementary care at Daw House.
Complementary Therapies in a High-Tech H...ealth Care Environment: A Pleasing and Powerful Partnership
This chapter shows that complementary therapies are not just for low-technology nursing environments. It includes the author’s description of her staff’s journey from a situation of demoralisation... to the provision of advanced holistic care that includes complementary therapies.
Complementary Therapies in Aged Care
This chapter offers nurses an alternative for managing the challenging behaviours of clients with dementia. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the CT policy and documentation used at The Cedars. ...The case report of the use of aromatherapy in the care of one wandering and agitated resident makes very interesting reading.