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Intouch : In Touch Issue 78
What's new on the bookshelf... Need assistance; not sure what you want? Ask the Library! Hours: Monday to Friday 9am--4pm T: (02) 9888 4218 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Keep up to date with all new items in the Library, including books, DVDs and journal articles by visiting the Library News blog. W: www.alzheimersnswlibrary.blogspot.com Choose from more than one million general titles, as well as a wide range relating to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, at the Alzheimer's Australia Online Bookshop. W: www.alz.seekbooks.com.au T: (02) 8206 9035 Alzheimer's Australia Online Bookshop provides an easy way to purchase resources relating to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as more than one million general titles. W: www.alz.seekbooks.com.au T: (02) 8206 9035 ? Hearing the Person with Dementia: Person-centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers by Bernie McCarthy Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes techniques for communicating with people who can no longer speak or move easily and strategies for communicating more effectively in specific day-to-day situations. Exercises encourage the carer to reflect on their learning and apply it to their own circumstances. Guidelines for creating a life story with the person with dementia as a means of promoting good communication are also included. The Grey Cat by Toryn Chapman Jillian Barrett has cared for her mother Elizabeth, who has Alzheimer's disease, for five years. At Elizabeth's hospital bedside, Jillian relives those difficult years spent trying to accept her mother's increasingly cryptic behaviour. What she can never know are the experiences in a Depression-era orphanage that, 70 years ago, shaped her mother's life and to which she has been looking back. The Senior Moments Memory Workout: Improve your Memory and Brain Fitness Before you Forget! by Tom Friedman Acute absentmindedness, fuzzy thinking, head-scratching confusion: these are just a few symptoms of the dreaded senior moment. The Senior Moments Memory Workout features a collection of engaging quizzes, puzzles, brainteasers and memory challenges to keep memory loss at bay, as well as sound advice and historical anecdotes to reassure people with memory loss they're not alone. ...with AlzNSW Library and Information Services Coordinator Michelle de Mari RESOURCES Solution on page 12 Fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Sudoku When: 21 September, 6--7.30pm Where: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Market St and Park St) Enquiries and RSVP: E: email@example.com T: (02) 9385 2585 T: (02) 9385 2702 Chair: Ita Buttrose AO OBE President of Alzheimer's Australia Presenters: Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO Director of the DCRC, University of NSW Professor Nicola Lautenschlager Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne ALZHEIMER'S & YOU PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR
In Touch Issue 77
In Touch Summer 2011-12