Updated 28 November 2008
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Useful books for family members and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
Alzheimer's Play Pillow
Designed in loving memory of a mother who was a victim of the disease.
The Alzheimer's Store
The Alzheimer's Store offers products and gadgets for those caring for someone with
Axistive Assistive Technology News
Offers free news, articles, product reviews, and product and vendor information
on assistive technology devices.
The Caregiver Partnership
This site offers approximately 1,800 of the most commonly used products for home
healthcare including incontinence, nutritional, diabetic, wound care, daily living,
personal care and arthritis. The site promotes its product care specialists who
all have personal caregiving experience.
The project aims at facilitating independent living of people with early dementia
and to promote their wellbeing through access to enabling systems and products.
The site provides news articles, conferences, a list of products under development,
as well as a few existing products that can be ordered via the web site.
Useful titles offered by this publisher include The Nursing Assistant's Survival
Guide (book, 1999), by Karl Pillemer, Richard Hoffman and Marty Schumacher. Pillemer
is professor of human development at Cornell and co-director of the Cornell Gerontology
Institute. Based on extensive research and interviews, the guide provides coping
and stress-reduction strategies to help nursing assistants involved in long-term
care of patients with dementia and other challenging disorders. The authors have
also just launched The Resident Assistant, a newsletter/professional journal tied
to a continuing education program for and about resident assistants in assisted-living
facilities. Upcoming issues include topics such as improving communication, nutritional
risk and residents; working with residents' families; managing aggressive residents;
and dealing with death and bereavement.
Medical Alert Personalized Bracelets
MedicAlert products are for all medical conditions, allergies or any information
that emergency personnel should know, remember "they speak when you can not."