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Shéri - Just the way I am (Paperback): Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude Shéri - Just the way I am (Paperback)
Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude
R210 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R21 (10%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Shéri Brynard has reached many remarkable milestones, although she was born with Down Syndrome. She talks about how love and acceptance from her family and friends formed her. She tells of her adventures, her pain and the harsh realities she has to face as an adult with Down Syndrome. Her mother tells the tale of living in Shéri’s shadow, speaking without holding back about her crisis of faith when she heard that her daughter had Down Syndrome. A touching tale.

Dementia: Pathways To Hope - Spiritual Insights And Practical Advice (Paperback): Louise Morse Dementia: Pathways To Hope - Spiritual Insights And Practical Advice (Paperback)
Louise Morse
R189 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R42 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

To be diagnosed with dementia is "like being blindfolded and let loose in a maze". There is no clear treatment to follow, because each case is unique. But once thickets of misunderstanding and misinformation are brushed aside, there are pathways to hope.

"Secular models of support don't adequately reflect Christian values of compassion, love and service," explains Louise Morse. "Neither do they describe the power of spiritual support. This is key to the wellbeing of the caregiver, as well as the person with dementia."

This book is packed with examples of what works, as well as practical advice and accessible medical information. Louise Morse is a cognitive behavioural therapist and works with a national charity whose clients include people with dementia. Her MA dissertation, based on hundreds of interviews, examined the effects on families of caring for a loved one with dementia.

Shéri - Nes ek is (Afrikaans, Paperback): Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude Shéri - Nes ek is (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Sheri Brynard, Colleen Naude
R210 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R21 (10%) Within 7 - 15 working days

In haar bykans 35 jaar het Shéri Brynard merkwaardige mylpale bereik ten spyte van die feit dat sy as baba met Trisomie-21-Downsindroom gediagnoseer is. Sy vertel hoe die liefde en aanvaarding van diegene naaste aan haar, veral haar ma, Susette, haar gevorm het.

Sy deel met die leser die opwindende avonture op haar pad, die seerkry, vrees, en verliese (die grootste hiervan die dood van haar pa, Jerry), asook die werklikhede waarmee sy as ’n volwassene met Downsindroom gekonfronteer word. Dan gesels haar ma oor ’n lewe in die skaduwee van ’n kind met Downsindroom. Sy deel openhartig haar geloofstryd toe sy gehoor het haar kind het Downsindroom en haar en haar dogter se reis die onbekende in. Shéri – Nes ek is is ’n boek wat grense verskuif, want soos Shéri tereg vra: “Wat is nou eintlik normaal?”

Dié boek herinner die leser juis dat ons as kinders van God elkeen ons volle potensiaal kan bereik, ongeag die uitdagings waarvoor ons te staan kom.

Watching the Leaves Dance - More Stories of People Living with Dementia (Paperback): Graham Stokes Watching the Leaves Dance - More Stories of People Living with Dementia (Paperback)
Graham Stokes
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Within 8 - 15 working days
Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Neuroscience (Paperback, Second, International Edition): Esma Dilli Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Neuroscience (Paperback, Second, International Edition)
Esma Dilli
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Within 8 - 15 working days
The End of Alzheimer's - The First Programme to Prevent and Reverse the Cognitive Decline of Dementia (Paperback): Dale E.... The End of Alzheimer's - The First Programme to Prevent and Reverse the Cognitive Decline of Dementia (Paperback)
Dale E. Bredesen 1
R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer's Disease. In The End of Alzheimer's Dr Dale Bredesen offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and the cognitive decline of dementia. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, he outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain. Dr Bredesen then outlines a proven, step-by-step protocol to rebalance these factors, which patients can follow with the help of a healthcare professional (note: blood tests are required in order to tailor individual plans). There are also general lifestyle and dietary changes all readers can adopt to improve cognitive health. - Rewrites the science of Alzheimer's Disease - Proven step-by-step advice to follow with your doctor - Offers real hope to patients, carers and health professionals - The first major breakthrough to stop Alzheimer's in its tracks Survival rates in many life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, have been steadily improving for years. But until now nobody had ever survived Alzheimer's Disease. The results, however, of Dr Bredesen's protocol are impressive: of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement within three to six months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Dr Bredesen is also focusing on training UK healthcare professionals in his protocol with a further 200 professionals set to receive training this coming spring.

The End of Alzheimer's - The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline (Hardcover): Dale Bredesen The End of Alzheimer's - The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline (Hardcover)
Dale Bredesen
R484 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th... Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Douglas King, David Drumright, John A Seikel
R829 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R118 (14%) In stock

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING, Fifth Edition, provides a solid foundation in anatomical and physiological principles relevant to communication sciences and disorders. Ideal for speech-language pathology and audiology students, as well as practicing clinicians, the text integrates clinical information with everyday experiences to reveal how anatomy and physiology relate to the speech, language, and hearing systems. Combining comprehensive coverage with abundant, full-color illustrations and a strong practical focus, the text makes complex material approachable even for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology. Thoroughly updated to reflect current trends, techniques, and best practices, the Fifth Edition of this acclaimed text is supported by innovative Anatesse learning software-now accessible online via PC, Mac, and tablet devices-featuring tutorials, interactive quizzes, and other resources to help students of all learning styles master the material and prepare for professional licensing exams.

The Alzheimer's Solution - A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age... The Alzheimer's Solution - A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age (Hardcover)
Dean Sherzai
R512 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R131 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Gorilla and the Bird - A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love (Hardcover): Zack McDermott Gorilla and the Bird - A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love (Hardcover)
Zack McDermott
R480 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Loving; the Essence of Being a Butterfly in Dementia Care (Paperback): Sally Knocker Loving; the Essence of Being a Butterfly in Dementia Care (Paperback)
Sally Knocker
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Within 8 - 15 working days
In Pursuit of Memory - The Fight Against Alzheimer's (Hardcover): Joseph Jebelli In Pursuit of Memory - The Fight Against Alzheimer's (Hardcover)
Joseph Jebelli
R497 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The River of Consciousness (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Oliver Sacks The River of Consciousness (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Oliver Sacks 1
R485 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R108 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context. Advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our ability to visualize the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness. How do we think, how do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity? Sacks completed the research for this book before he died, and with instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works.

The Alzheimer's Solution - A revolutionary guide to how you can prevent and reverse memory loss (Paperback): Ayesha Sherzai The Alzheimer's Solution - A revolutionary guide to how you can prevent and reverse memory loss (Paperback)
Ayesha Sherzai 1
R361 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R92 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'The Alzheimer's Solution is a very important book on the role of lifestyle in successful cognitive aging.' Dr Dilip Jeste, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 'The Sherzais' research is changing the landscape of neurodegenerative diseases as well as the outcomes for thousands of patients.' Dr Keith Black, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurological Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer's Disease is one of the most feared diagnoses - 850,000 people are estimated to suffer from it in the UK alone. While the incidence of this devastating condition has increased at an unprecedented rate in the last decade, modern medicine has made no real breakthroughs in preventing or managing it - until now. New scientific research and clinical trials suggest that patients can see improvement in memory, cognition, attention and mood. In The Alzheimer's Solution, Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, two of the world's leading neurologists, present the very latest research on the five lifestyle factors scientifically linked to brain health: nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and multi-modal activities that engage as much of the brain as possible. Readers will learn how each of these factors impacts their brain health and practical advice on how to make improvements in each of these areas to significantly prevent and reverse cognitive decline.

The Spectrum of Hope - An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Hardcover): Gayatri Devi The Spectrum of Hope - An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Hardcover)
Gayatri Devi
R486 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment toseeka diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanises the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skilful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it's a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Pius chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list - because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That's news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

The 'D' Word - Rethinking Dementia (Paperback): Mary Jordan, Noel Collins The 'D' Word - Rethinking Dementia (Paperback)
Mary Jordan, Noel Collins
R354 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R34 (10%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The 'D' Word starts with the premise that Dementia is here to stay - a simple cure is not going to be found that will make it a condition of the past. As such it is a social problem, not a medical one. We have to learn to live with Dementia and, as it will affect nearly all of us either as carers or through eventually having the condition, become our own experts rather than relying on the inadequate response from medicine. The authors, based on their long experience of working together to support people affected by dementia, show us how to understand the biological reality of dementia (the brain is wasting away and no amount of memory medicine can restore what is gone); readjust our thinking about the condition so that we can accept rather than fear it; and gain the expertise to manage the problems we have now.

To Siri with Love - A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines (Hardcover): Judith Newman To Siri with Love - A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines (Hardcover)
Judith Newman
R473 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing - Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language (Hardcover): Daniel Tammet Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing - Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language (Hardcover)
Daniel Tammet 1
R448 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R84 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'Full of charm and fascination' The Bookseller'Tammet's intriguing cases of linguistic idiosyncrasies expand our notions on what it means to be human . . . Would dazzle any storyteller in love with words and their deepest meanings' Amy Tan, author of Joy Luck Club'A generous book and a beguiling read' Rebecca Gowers* * * * * *From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.Why is the name 'Cleopatra' not allowed in Iceland? Why do clocks 'talk' to the Nahua people of Mexico? And if we are what we eat, are we also what we say? These are just some of the questions Daniel Tammet answers in Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing, a mesmerising new collection of essays investigating the intricacies and profound power of human language. Tammet goes back in time to explore the numeric language of his autistic childhood; he looks at the music and patterns that words make, and how languages evolve and are translated. He meets one of the world's most accomplished lip readers in Canada, learns how endangered languages like Manx are being revived and corresponds with native speakers of Esperanto in their mother tongue. He studies the grammar of the telephone, contemplates the significance of disappearing dialects, and also asks: will chatbots ever manage to convince us that they are human?From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing is a fascinating journey through the world of words, letters, stories and meanings, and an extraordinary testament to the stunning range of Tammet's literary and polyglot talents.

The Mindspan Diet - Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young (Paperback): Preston W. Estep The Mindspan Diet - Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young (Paperback)
Preston W. Estep 1
R356 R44 Discovery Miles 440 Save R312 (88%) In stock

Dementia is now the primary cause of death in many developed nations. While the search for an effective treatment continues, the question is: can anything be done to protect ourselves from Alzheimer's and other brain disorders? Esteemed scientist Preston W. Estep presents a revolutionary plan to maximize the lives of both our bodies and our minds. He upends many of long-held beliefs about nutrition and ageing, revealing a new enemy and putting wine, bread and pasta back on the menu. Featuring seventy delicious recipes to sample and easy-to-follow dietary tips, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavours life has to offer and remain lean, healthy and brain fit for a very long time.

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience - An Introduction to Biological Psychology (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Laura Freberg Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience - An Introduction to Biological Psychology (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Laura Freberg
R797 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R113 (14%) In stock

DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition is written to appeal to a broad range of readers interested in a college-level introduction to biological or physiological psychology. Whether readers have a strong science background or are novices who feel intimidated at the prospect of the subject matter, this book's clear writing, high-interest examples, learning aids, and numerous illustrations will keep them interested and engaged. The book includes classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research to provide readers with a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior.

Victory over Autism - Practical Steps and Wisdom toward Recovery for the Whole Family (Hardcover): Mary Romaniec Victory over Autism - Practical Steps and Wisdom toward Recovery for the Whole Family (Hardcover)
Mary Romaniec; Foreword by Anju Iona Usman
R531 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R99 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Children are recovering from autism, as are their families.Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public is largely unaware that this is even possible, let alone happening at astounding rates. While traditional medicine continues to be stymied on the causes and potential remedies, other physicians and proactive parents have partnered to become a progressive force for change.In Victory over Autism, Mary Romaniec takes the reader through the personal stages parents will experience when their child is first diagnosed with autism, and shows how to become part of the next generation of proactive parents who are making a difference in the well-being of their children and families. Romaniec explores the stages of grief associated with the diagnosis, followed by an examination of the winning attributes parents should and will possess or adopt as they strive toward the goal of better health and full recovery for their child.Victory over Autism includes personal accounts of overcoming the autism odds, looking out for all family members, and addressing marriage issues, and explores ways of getting the parent into the mind-set that a victory over autism is a realizable goal.

Finding Lina - A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope (Paperback): Helena Hjalmarsson Finding Lina - A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope (Paperback)
Helena Hjalmarsson
R307 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R47 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

 Finding Lina is not only a mother's painfully honest account of coming to terms with her daughter's autism, but an offering of insight and new possibility to parents facing similar situations. This is a story that resonates beyond the specific illness, with a universality both heart-rending and inspiring."  Dick Russell, New York Times bestselling author Lina was a precocious toddler charming, chatty, joyful. At the age of three, in the aftermath of her second MMR vaccine, first came a seizure, and then, to her parents' horror, the loss of Lina's ability to play, use language, and control her impulses. Over the next few years they continued to lose Lina. She communicated her acute discomfort by biting, screaming, hitting, laughing maniacally, and throwing violent tantrums. As a single mother, with the help of her ex-husband, Helena Hjalmarsson tirelessly pursued every possible avenue to find a diagnosis, and more importantly a treatment, for her daughter, and the search continues to this day. Lina is nine. Special schools, restrictive diets, sensory stimulation, relationship-based therapy, gastrointestinal links, homeopathy, and allergy treatment are all explored in detail. Hjalmarsson finds out what helps Lina and what doesn't. She introduces sign language to Lina. She engages in lengthy daily intensive one-on-one sessions. With the help of her ex, angelic babysitters, Lina's exceptionally empathetic younger sister, and supportive friends, Hjalmarsson manages to create a meaningful life for Lina, and for herself a life of love and transcendence. Lina, for all her challenges, has much to teach, and Hjalmarsson is a receptive student: finding joy in moments of connection, learning to live in the present, taking nothing for granted, accepting what others find unbearable, and finding a strength and spiritual base for inspiration and healing. Unflinchingly honest and courageous, Finding Lina will open the eyes and hearts and minds of all parents, whether they have a child with autism or not.

To Siri, With Love - A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of a machine (Hardcover): Judith Newman To Siri, With Love - A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of a machine (Hardcover)
Judith Newman 1
R394 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R108 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'A moving and witty memoir with a big heart' - NIGELLA LAWSONFor fans of David Mitchell's Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8, Jem Lester's Shtum and Keith Stuart's A Boy Made of Blocks.No one would consider Judith Newman's domestic life normal. She and her husband keep separate apartments-his filled with twin grand pianos as befits a former opera singer; hers packed with the clutter and chaos of twin adolescent boys conceived late in life. And one of those boys is Gus, her sweet, complicated, autistic 13-year-old.With honesty and humour, To Siri With Love chronicles one year in the life of Gus and the family around him -- a family with the same crazy ups and downs as any other. And at the heart of the book lies Gus's passionate friendship with Siri, Apple's 'intelligent personal assistant'. Unlike her human counterparts, Siri always has the right answers to Gus's incessant stream of questions about the intricacies of national rail schedules, or box turtle varieties, and she never runs out of patience. She always makes sure Gus enunciates and even teaches him manners by way of her warm yet polite tone and her programmed insistence on civility.Equal parts funny and touching, this is a book that will make your heart brim, and then break it. Warm, wise and always honest, Judith Newman shows us a new world where artificial intelligence is beginning to meet emotional intelligence -- a world that will shape our children in ways both wonderful and unexpected.

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A young man's voice from the silence of autism (Hardcover): Naoki Higashida Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A young man's voice from the silence of autism (Hardcover)
Naoki Higashida; Translated by David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida 1
R326 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R81 (25%) Within 10 - 17 working days

Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems.With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.

Making a Difference - Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy; A Manual for Carers (Spiral bound): Lauren Yates, Martin... Making a Difference - Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy; A Manual for Carers (Spiral bound)
Lauren Yates, Martin Orrell, Phuong Leung
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Within 8 - 15 working days
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