Creating Moments of Joy A Journal for Caregivers

ISBN-10: 1557534624

ISBN-13: 9781557534620

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Jolene Brackey

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Jolene Brackeyhas 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.
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Jolene Brackey began her career as an interior designer after graduating from Iowa State University. But she soon realized that she derived great joy from helping people improve the interiors of their lives, rather than their homes. When she left her interior design job, the first job available was in an Alzheimer' special care unit as an activity director. She didn't know what Alzheimer's was but she knew she liked older people. Before long, she realized that God had given her a gift. She found ways to create positive outcomes and moments of joy for the individuals with the disease, their loved ones, and professional caregivers. Eager to share her practical solutions and insights, Jolene began speaking at educational seminars. Her message of hope, encouragement-along with generous helpings of humor-was warmly embraced by family members and professional caregivers alike. So, she established a business, Enhanced Moments, to help guide people through the Alzheimer's journey. Jolene and her husband, Troy, live in central Iowa with their children Sidney, Taylor, and Keegan.

Understanding the Person with Alzheimer's
Letting Go
Not Forgotten
Powerful Tools That Create Positive Outcomes
Remember Their Greatness
Live Their Truth
Universal Reasons
"I want to go home"
Sense of Belonging
Stop Correcting Them
You are Wrong, They are Right
"Give Me That"
The Rooster
Blame It On Something or Someone Else
Playing Favorites
Let's Talk Communication
Be Like a Duck
Let's Talk Communication
Creative Communication
Quality Connections
Magic Words
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
"The Spin"
Take Action!
Illusion of Choice
Kick Starting
Your Mood Affects Their Mood
White on White
Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good
Power of Touch
Be Like the Sun
Memory Enhanced Environments
It's Time to Move
Pack Your Suitcase
Create a Safe Haven
"Where's My Room?"
Sparking Fond Memories
Life Reflection
Replacing Priceless Treasures
Habits of a Lifetime
Music Does Wonders
A Commercial About TV
Ring, Ring, Ring
Where's the Outhouse?
It's Saturday Night! Bath Time
Get Your Zzz's
Enhanced Moments
Simple Pleasures
You've Got Mail!
"Help Me"
When In Doubt ... Laugh
Share Your Life
Drink Up
Saturate Their Obsessions
Walking, Walking, Walking
Spread Holidays Throughout the Year
Keys to Visiting
Outing with Less Stress
Windows in the Brain
"Who are You?"
Show of Affection
"Honey" - "Dearie" - "Sweetie"
Saying Goodbye
Face the Challenges (Losing Items, Hitting)
Moments of Discomfort
Good Dementia, Bad Dementia
Spiritual Well-Being
Breaking of Bread
Find the Blessing
Taking Care of Yourself
Helping Hands
Final Moments
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