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Bag of Alzheimer's Activities and Games (BAAG)

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The West Virginia Chapter is pleased to introduce The BAAG (Bag of Alzheimer's Activites and Games), a kit developed to connect caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's disease in fun and functional activities.

Each item in the kit is designed to stimulate thought, memory, reminiscence and conversation with an individual who has Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The activities are simple, non-threatening and tap into a person's interests and skills in a way that is fun for the caregiver as well.

The kit also includes a manual with basic instructions, tips on effective communication techniques and managing challenging behavior, ideas for simple in-home exercises and contact information for caregiver assistance.

Bag of Alzheimer's Activities and Games (BAAG) - Professional Edition

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A great product for activity directors in a long-term care setting, adult day care staff, or health care professionals who care for an individual with Alzheimer’s. The kit includes a variety of activities to meet the varied skills and interests of those for whom you provide care.

36 Hour Day

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It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text discusses the different kinds of help available and how to seek it. Financial and legal issues are well covered, while sections on nursing homes and other alternative living arrangements provide advice and practical suggestions. Appendixes list recent books, videos, web sites, and U.S. and international organizations. The thrust of GentlecareR is a well-argued plea for a radical change in the way we care for Alzheimer's patients. In outlining her program, Jones states that this rethinking involves people, physical space, and individualized programs. Everyone in the physical plant, from maintenance worker to director, belongs to the care-giving team, as do family members and volunteers. Only when impaired persons can no longer perform for themselves a task like feeding themselves or dressing should it be done for them. Care should concentrate on what can be done, not what cannot. Because her emphasis is on the need for a comprehensive program of care and concentrates more on the institutional setting, Jones does not provide as many practical suggestions or the depth of advice for home care that Mace and Rabins do. Rather, her book describes how facilities can be designed and staffs trained to optimize the quality of life for patients. Both titles are highly recommended: Rabins and Mace for the practical help and advice, Jones for her eloquent presentation of a comprehensive program that treats patients with dignity. Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fdn.

Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Caregiver Handbook

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This handbook, developed and published by the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter, is a valuable guide for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. In addition to support group information and other services the Chapter provides, the handbook also includes information about Alzheimer's disease, communicating and behavior management techniques, safety tips, activities, Medicare and Medicaid differentiation and benefits, how to choose a long term care facility, answers to legal questions, legal documents, including medical power of attorney and living will, and other resources Alzheimer families may need to access.

Grandma's Cobwebs

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About the Author

Ann Frantti is an elementary school principal The Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association acknowledged her as a 2001 Alzheimer's Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Frantti has been recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the United States Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary Principals. She has also been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New York State PTA. Ann and her sister were the primary caretakers for their mother who had Alzheimer's Disease.

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Claire's parents teach her facts about Alzheimer's Disease. They don't, however, pay much attention to how Claire is feeling about the changes in her grandmother's behavior.

Claire tells her friends silly stories about Grandma to make them laugh. Afterwards she feels guilty, gets in a fight and is grounded.

While she is grounded, Claire realizes that Grandma, who was the best grandmother in the world before she developed Alzheimer's Disease, is still the best grandmother in the world.

Grandma's Cobwebs helps children understand the physical and emotional aspects of Alzheimer's Disease. Grandma's Cobwebs, also, introduces the Three R's of Alzheimer's Disease: Relax, Remember and Respect. An educational supplement of questions and answers for children about Alzheimer's Disease is included with Grandma's Cobwebs.

Alzheimer's Care with Dignity

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About the Author

Six years ago, Frank contacted our Chapter with an idea and a rough manuscript and asked for suggestions. The result is a wonderful new resource for Alzheimers caregivers called Alzheimer's Care With Dignity. He has written a book about his experience in caring for his wife June that goes far beyond journaling and chronicling the journey of Alzheimer's. Frank gives very detailed and practical information as well as lessons learned. Below are a few comments about Frank's book:

"He has shared with us the many difficult lessons he has learned as her caregiver to benefit others in a similar situation. We are all enriched by his dignity and courage."
Joanne G. Crantz, M.D.
Division Chief, Geriatrics, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

"These are helpful suggestions for all situations regarding terminal illnesses. He has done a fine job of presenting the necessary steps and issues when dealing with this disease."
Marvin G. Parker, M.D., FACP
VP Corporate Medical Affairs, SC Johnson ( Retired).

"What Frank has written is accurate and factual. Well done!"
Bruce W. Jay, D.D.S., P.C.
Former Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Georgetown University

Alzheimer's Care with Dignity is available in our three lending libraries. You may also purchase a copy for $25.00. Please call 1-800-491-2717 to order or stop by any of our three offices.

"On The Move" Bracelet

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Proudly show you are on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's disease by wearing a purple "ON THE MOVE" bracelet. The rubber purple bracelet is a demonstration of your commitment to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Forget Me Not Pin

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The Forget Me Not Pin is a handcrafted and hand painted lapel pin, featuring vibrant purple and yellow colors. The pin was created specially for the Alzheimer's Association. Wear the pin to honor or remember West Virginians with Alzheimer's disease.

Logo Lapel Pin

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Show your support of the Alzheimer's Association wherever you go by sporting our "People and Science" logo lapel pin!

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