Health & Wellbeing (194)

Living With Dementia

ISBN: 9781742860442

Author: Esther Chang    Publisher: ACER : Australian Council For Educational Research

Living with Dementia: A practical guide for families and personal carers provides a sensitive, direct and highly accessible insight into the complexities and ch...


Living with Dementia: A practical guide for families and personal carers provides a sensitive, direct and highly accessible insight into the complexities and challenges that a diagnosis of dementia presents. Contributors represent academics, practicing nurses, aged care professionals and family advocates. Living with Dementia offers evidence-based research, supported by clear learning outcomes and key terms, real-world vignettes and practical strategies to support caregivers, paid and unpaid, whether in the home or in residential care settings.
Practical advice on how to manage everyday activities, including feeding, toileting, bathing and dressing, and how to cope with challenging behaviour is provided. The importance of recognising the needs of the whole person and providing for mental stimulation and spirituality are also addressed. A basic understanding of standard medical approaches is offset by an appreciation of complementary therapies, and the role of communication, care for the dying, as well as self-care, are fundamental to this concise yet far-reaching guide. Whether caring for a loved one, or working within the aged care sector, Living with Dementia will assist you to move beyond the negative perceptions, and enable a meaningful life for the person with dementia, within the limitations of the disease.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 26-07-2013


$55.00
Surprising Stuff About Humans

ISBN: 9780473238957

Author: Ralph Brown    Publisher: Media Associates

How much do you really know about human behaviour and emotions?
Love, lust and romance; working together; men and women; persuasion; truth and lies; our e...


How much do you really know about human behaviour and emotions?
Love, lust and romance; working together; men and women; persuasion; truth and lies; our emotions; our amazing brains; how rational are we?; weird stuff.

Try these questions on your colleagues, friends and family:
Is it true that women talk more than men?
How can you encourage more creaativity in your office?
Can you make your baby more intelligent by playing Mozart?
It's your first date. Should you talk about movies or travel?
What's the best way to hear your cellphone at a noisy party?
Would a woman or a man be more likely to comply with a sign, 'Please wash hands'?
... and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 144 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2013


$24.99
Trying

ISBN: 9781849533980

Author: Mark Cossey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Here again, Mr Cossey?’ asked the young Spanish embryologist, shooting me a welcoming smile as I followed him down the corridor. He had recognised me by si...


‘Here again, Mr Cossey?’ asked the young Spanish embryologist, shooting me a welcoming smile as I followed him down the corridor. He had recognised me by sight and that wasn’t good. I was now the one thing you don’t want to be in a fertility clinic. A regular.
Martha wanted a baby. Mark wanted a baby.
What’s the worst that could happen?
In four years of baby-making boot camp, Mark and Martha face The Calendar, the joy of sober, scheduled sex, hostile cervical mucus, IUI and IVF. Through a combination of ignorance and outrage, Mark survives ejaculating into a small jar, stabbing his wife, having his sperm turned pink and group sex with whales. Written with genuine laugh-out-loud humour and complete honesty, Trying is a noholds- barred welcome to the world of the infertile written by a man who has lived through it all and come through with his ultimate dream realised – his own family. It says a lot when you can call two years of sleepless nights a happy ending.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2013


$24.99
The Ministry of Thin

ISBN: 9781849534123

Author: Emma Woolf    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Losing weight has become the modern woman’s holy grail… everything will be better when we’re thin.

We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike o...


Losing weight has become the modern woman’s holy grail… everything will be better when we’re thin.

We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet… Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we’ll never win, and which will never make us happy.

The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty and perfection got out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 03-06-2013


$24.99
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