Contented Dementia

The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028871

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

Dementia Essentials

How to Guide a Loved One Through Alzheimer's or Dementia and Provide the
Best Care Jan Hall ... first hints of 7—l 3 eoustiparion 164-5 contented dementia
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Author: Jan Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia you might step into the new role of carer, helping your relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. In this fully updated and revised edition, Dementia Essentials offers a realistic and reassuring guide to help you and the person affected navigate the complexities of dementia and Alzheimer’s, and face anything that these conditions might place your way. Written by real carers with first-hand experience, this book is now updated with the latest research coupled with essential advice, personal insights and helpful strategies, including: · Advice on medication and getting support from local health professionals · Ideas for encouraging independence, confidence and activity while reducing anxiety, aggression and confusion · Strategies for coping as a carer, helping you understand your emotions and feel more empowered · Guidance on how to prepare for the future, including revised legal and financial advice and tips on choosing a care home Positive and practical, Dementia Essentials will give you with everything you need to provide the best possible care for the person you are supporting.

Clinical Psychiatry Issues and Challenges

... the more posterior portions of the cerebral cortex , the disease usually presents
the picture of a " contented dementia . ” In a very large proportion of patients the
prefrontal contentment reaches the stage of euphoria and even of grandiosity .

Author: John F. Oppenheimer

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Category: Psychiatrie

Page: 353

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The Journal of Mental Science

On the other hand , there are cases which pass into a state of facile , contented
dementia without any marked degree of antecedent excitement or depression .
This class is prone to commit petty acts of theft unaccompanied by any attempt at
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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

His book , Contented Dementia , describes the method which is now used all
over the country , with carers and professionals now able to provide 24 - hour
well - being . It is the only management method which seems to confer
contentment .

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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Sessional papers Inventory control record 1

M. A. - 43 1 27 9 Congenital imbecility Comfortable and contented . Dementia
Suffering from phthisis . M. McD . 59 1 21 Poor >> 9 ) C. F. or M.68 1 8 Good 17 In
good spirits and talkative . > M. D.51 Mr. J. Dymock , Port of Monteith 1 7 > » A ...

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Office Politics

Office Politics will overthrow your perceptions of office life and set you on a new path to success.

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409005577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 568

A fascinating exposé of office culture, in the style of the bestselling Affluenza, from popular psychologist Oliver James The modern working world is a dangerous place, where game-playing, duplicity and sheer malevolence are rife. Do talent and hard work count for nothing? Is politics everything? In this fascinating exposé, Oliver James reveals the murky underside of modern office life. With cutting-edge research and eye-opening interviews, he highlights the nasty practices that propel people to the top and shows how industries and cultures are fostering this behaviour. He then divulges strategies and techniques for not only surviving but thriving in these difficult environments. With the right mindset, you can distinguish and deal with toxic and overpromoted colleagues, charm your way through interviews and use office politics to your advantage. Office Politics will overthrow your perceptions of office life and set you on a new path to success. Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture, the bestselling They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Contented Dementia. He is a trustee of two children's charities: the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart. www.oliver-james-books.com

Hospital News

... they are pointed out to him , he either becomes irritable and refuses to discuss
the matter further , or else attempts to exThe usual picture gradually plain the
whole matter away , often foolishly . assumes the features of a contented
dementia .

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A Text book of Psychiatry for Students and Practitioners

It is the general experience that a state of contented dementia of the type
described is the most common variety of general paralysis . Grandiose delusions
, which are in this disease of a bizarre type , are not so common as has been
generally ...

Author: Sir David Kennedy Henderson

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Category: Psychiatry

Page: 746

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Dementia in Old Age

In the few studies where the aspect of well - being has also been investigated , it
has been a consistent finding that also old people with dementia become more
contented after environmental measures have been introduced . WHAT IS ...

Author: Per Kristian Haugen

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Category: Aging

Page: 129

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How to Develop Emotional Health

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How ...

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447258819

Category: Self-Help

Page: 141

View: 170

Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional health. Outlining the five elements of good emotional health - insightfulness, a strong sense of self, fluid relationships, authenticity and playfulness in our approach to life - he offers strategies for optimizing each characteristic to live more fulfilling lives. Helping us to understand the impact our emotional baggage has on our daily interactions, he reveals how to overcome unhelpful patterns and become more self-aware - revitalizing our approach to life. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

How Not to F Them Up

In How Not to F*** Them Up, leading child psychologist Oliver James argues that your under-threes do not need training; it's getting your head straight as a parent that's important.

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407080091

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 511

As a mother, are you comfortable in your skin? Want to know how best to be a stay-at-home or working mum? Babies have very simple needs, yet many parents are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to meet them. In How Not to F*** Them Up, leading child psychologist Oliver James argues that your under-threes do not need training; it's getting your head straight as a parent that's important. Drawing on extensive interviews and the lastest clinical research, James identifies three basic types of mum: the Hugger, the Organiser and the Fleximum. Outlining the benefits and pitfalls of each, How Not to F*** Them Up shows you how to recognise which style suits you best and outlines simple strategies to reconcile personal ambitions with the needs of your family. Empowering and provocative, Oliver James will help you make the best choices for bringing up a happy, confident child.

Britain on the Couch

In this seminal work, James brings the focus back to Brita

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091929849

Category: Anxiety

Page: 512

View: 362

In the bestselling Affluenza, leading psychologist Oliver James toured the minds of the middle classes in search of an answer to the question- Is it possible to be successful and stay sane? In this seminal work, James brings the focus back to Britain and proves that modern life makes us feel like losers, even if we are winners.Showing that the way we live now, rather than our genes, induces in our bodies low levels of the 'happiness brain chemical' serotonin,Oliver James analyses the deep-seated emotional malaise that has afflicted Britons since the 1990s. By recognising the role of individualism in raising expectations, increasing discontent, spawning psychopathic behaviour and destroying personal relationships, James puts forward a three-point plan for healing by correcting the chemical imbalance directly - through drugs containing serotonin, taking a complementary course of psychotherapy and, on a political level, by reorganising society on Scandinavian lines.In this revised and updated edition, Oliver James puts capitalism in the dock like never before and discovers that while it might be good for business, it is bad for mental health.Showing that the way we live now, rather than our genes, induces in our bodies low levels of the 'happiness brain chemical' serotonin,Oliver James analyses the deep-seated emotional malaise that has afflicted Britons since the 1990s. By recognising the role of individualism in raising expectations, increasing discontent, spawning psychopathic behaviour and destroying personal relationships, James puts forward a three-point plan for healing by correcting the chemical imbalance directly - through drugs containing serotonin, taking a complementary course of psychotherapy and, on a political level, by reorganising society on Scandinavian lines.In this groundbreaking work, Oliver

The Selfish Capitalist

Now "The Selfish Capitalist" provides more detailed substantiation for the claims made in "Affluenza.

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091924162

Category: Capitalism

Page: 296

View: 187

In the bestselling Affluenza, world-renowned psychologist Oliver James introduced us to a modern-day virus sweeping through the English-speaking world. He met those suffering from it and demonstrated how their obsessive, envious tendencies made them twice as prone to depression, anxiety and addictions than people in other developed nations. Now The Selfish Capitalist provides more detailed substantiation for the claims made in Affluenza. It looks deeper into the origins of the virus and outlines the political, economic and social climate in which it has grown. James points out that, since the seventies, the rich have got much, much richer, yet the average person's wage has not increased at all. A rallying cry to the Government to reduce our levels of distress by adopting a form of unselfish capitalism, this hard-hitting and thought-provoking work tells us why our personal well-being must take precedence over the wealth of a tiny minority if we are to cure ourselves of this disease.

Dementia with Dignity

To step into their world , you may have to do little more than listen and drop in an
occasional question , but your interest will help the person feel important and add
to their contentment . Mavis and Janet tell everyone that they have been ...

Author: Barbara Sherman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Spanish Imports

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 274

View: 184

A comprehensive and compassionate guide for both individuals and professionals involved in the care of Alzheimer's and other dementia sufferers; gives special attention to the caregiver's well-being. Features practical approaches to specific behavioral challenges, such as repetiveness, losing and hiding items, evening agitation and sleeplessness, as well as techniques for dealing with depression, hallucinations, and personality and mood changes. Provides a practical view of the care capabilities of nursing homes and demential hotels, and offers coping techniques for each stage of the illness.

Dementia and Home Care

A Research Report on a Home Support Scheme for Dementia Sufferers Janet
Askham, Catherine Thompson ... At the repeated interviews one year later there
was some indication that action sample carers were more contented than those
in ...

Author: Janet Askham

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN:

Category: Dementia

Page: 174

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Tangled Minds

... or soothing melodies.2 Having said that people with dementia are often
contented with their lot , or at least not overtly discontented , I do not mean to
suggest that we should therefore do everything technically feasible to prolong
their lives .

Author: Muriel R. Gillick

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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Drawing together the latest research on the causes and treatments of the dementia that strikes some elderly, a leading specialist offers a complete overview of the history and pathology of the disease and its relationship to Alzheimer's disease. 15,000 first printing.

Dementia Praecox Studies

The patient sits quietly in the ward , indifferent , unoccupied and apparently
contented . Co - operates in the examination . Prone to sit in a fixed position and
presents a few mannerisms in the position of his hands and the movements of his
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Upping Your Ziggy

In this new book psychologist Oliver James, bestselling author of They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Not in Your Genes, explores the mental illnesses that afflicted members of Bowie_s family, and Bowie_s fear that he too was destined for ...

Author: Oliver James

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1782204903

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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David Bowie was one of the most famous men of his generation, and remains one of the greatest rock stars of all time. But while his flamboyant career in the public eye has been well documented, much less is known about his family history. In this new book psychologist Oliver James, bestselling author of They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Not in Your Genes, explores the mental illnesses that afflicted members of Bowie’s family, and Bowie’s fear that he too was destined for insanity. Three of his aunts became psychotic and his grandmother declared the family cursed. His half brother Terry also became psychotic, hallucinating a visitation from God, the famous ‘crack in the sky and a hand pointing down to me’ about which Bowie sang. These family crises left Bowie afflicted with a fear of madness. His music and stage personae during the 1970s were his way of eluding it. Born David Jones, he dubbed himself Bowie. During 1973 there were periods in which he actually believed he was Ziggy Stardust. Through Ziggy, and other subsequent personae including Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke, he engaged in an internal dialogue played out on an international stage from which he eventually emerged as the emotionally healthy man who died in January this year. If most exceptional achievement derives from childhood adversity, so does nearly all mental illness. His brother Terry passed through the door marked ‘Madness’. Bowie opened it, took a good look around and then passed through the adjoining one, marked ‘Artistic Self-Expression’. Using Bowie’s example, Oliver James shows the therapeutic value to us all of personae, illustrated with cases from his work as a therapist. He demonstrates how we can convert the lead of childhood adversity into the gold of emotional health through identifying the roots of our many selves and choosing who we become.