Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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Alzheimer's Diseases inside Looking Out

Terra Nova Films announces the release of their video, "Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out," produced by the Cleveland Area Alzheimer's Association.

The unique form of this video - allowing individuals with Alzheimer's to talk openly about the impact that the disease has on their lives - offers a new and highly insightful perspective on Alzheimer's disease.

During the course of the video, diagnosed individuals discuss: their right to be informed of their diagnosis; the understanding that individuals living with the disease are entitled to share in decision-making; how they have adjusted their modes of living to meet the new and unfamiliar needs and demands that have emerged as a result of the disease; and the entitlement to respect which all persons living with the illness deserve.

The video is both a learning tools and a tribute to the courage of its subjects. Family members and health care professionals viewing the video will appreciate the frankness with which the diagnosed individuals speak, and will find the video to be both comforting and useful as they participate in the care and treatment of their loved ones/patients who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Previews are available to committees seriously interested in purchase, there is a $7.00 fee to cover shipping and handling. The 18-minute video is available for $45.00 rental or $145.00 purchase. For more information, contact Terra Nova Films, 9848 S. Winchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643 or call (312) 881-8491.

One Hand Fingernail Clipper

The one hand fingernail clipper makes it possible for a patient who primarily uses one hand to clip the fingernails on that hand.

This unique clipper is mounted on a finished plywood board. The hand is placed on the board with the fingernail to be trimmed positioned in the jaws of the clipper. When the board is pressed down with the heel of the hand, the jaws close and the nail is clipped. The board also has two emery strips for filing the nails.

The one hand fingernail clipper is available from Maddak, Inc., the manufacturer of aids for daily living, clinical modalities, home health care and rehabilitation products. For more information, contact Maddak Inc., Pequannock, NJ 07449-1993 or call (201) 628-7600, ext. 3264.

Resources for Elders with Disabilities

Although elders constitute the greatest proportion of individuals with disabilities, they are an underserved population. The new edition of Resources for Elders with Disabilities provides information that enables elders, family members and other caregivers, and service providers to locate appropriate services.

Printed in 18 point bold type, this book provides information about rehabilitation, laws that affect elders with disabilities, and self-help groups. Each chapter that deals with a specific disability or condition has information on the causes and treatments for the condition; psychological responses; professional service providers; where to find services; and environmental adaptations. Chapters on hearing loss, vision loss, Parkinson's disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, and diabetes also provide information on organizations, publications and tapes, and assistive devices.

Throughout the book are practical suggestions to prevent accidents and to facilitate interactions with family members, friends, and service providers.

For information, contact Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Site 19A, Lexington, MA 02173, or call (617) 862-6455.…

Alzheimer's Diseases inside Looking Out

Terra Nova Films announces the release of their video, "Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out," produced by the Cleveland Area Alzheimer's Association.

The unique form of this video - allowing individuals with Alzheimer's to talk openly about the impact that the disease has on their lives - offers a new and highly insightful perspective on Alzheimer's disease.

During the course of the video, diagnosed individuals discuss: their right to be informed of their diagnosis; the understanding that individuals living with the disease are entitled to share in decision-making; how they have adjusted their modes of living to meet the new and unfamiliar needs and demands that have emerged as a result of the disease; and the entitlement to respect which all persons living with the illness deserve.

The video is both a learning tools and a tribute to the courage of its subjects. Family members and health care professionals viewing the video will appreciate the frankness with which the diagnosed individuals speak, and will find the video to be both comforting and useful as they participate in the care and treatment of their loved ones/patients who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Previews are available to committees seriously interested in purchase, there is a $7.00 fee to cover shipping and handling. The 18-minute video is available for $45.00 rental or $145.00 purchase. For more information, contact Terra Nova Films, 9848 S. Winchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643 or call (312) 881-8491.

One Hand Fingernail Clipper

The one hand fingernail clipper makes it possible for a patient who primarily uses one hand to clip the fingernails on that hand.

This unique clipper is mounted on a finished plywood board. The hand is placed on the board with the fingernail to be trimmed positioned in the jaws of the clipper. When the board is pressed down with the heel of the hand, the jaws close and the nail is clipped. The board also has two emery strips for filing the nails.

The one hand fingernail clipper is available from Maddak, Inc., the manufacturer of aids for daily living, clinical modalities, home health care and rehabilitation products. For more information, contact Maddak Inc., Pequannock, NJ 07449-1993 or call (201) 628-7600, ext. 3264.

Resources for Elders with Disabilities

Although elders constitute the greatest proportion of individuals with disabilities, they are an underserved population. The new edition of Resources for Elders with Disabilities provides information that enables elders, family members and other caregivers, and service providers to locate appropriate services.

Printed in 18 point bold type, this book provides information about rehabilitation, laws that affect elders with disabilities, and self-help groups. Each chapter that deals with a specific disability or condition has information on the causes and treatments for the condition; psychological responses; professional service providers; where to find services; and environmental adaptations. Chapters on hearing loss, vision loss, Parkinson's disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, and diabetes also provide information on organizations, publications and tapes, and assistive devices.

Throughout the book are practical suggestions to prevent accidents and to facilitate interactions with family members, friends, and service providers.

For information, contact Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Site 19A, Lexington, MA 02173, or call (617) 862-6455.

10.3928/0098-9134-19960401-12

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