Item description for A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier by Patricia R. Callone, PhD, Connie Kudlacek & Barbara C. Vasiloff...
Overview Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, the practical information here will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process.
Publishers Description An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. That number continues to grow - by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could range from 11.3 million to 16 million. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a devastating disorder of the brain's nerve cells that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, "A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier" will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to the progression of Alzheimer's and the unique challenges encountered at each stage.
Section A: The major part of the book divides the progression of the disease into Stages: the Pre-Clinical Stage; Early-To-Mild Stage, which marks the onset of the disease; Moderate Stage; and the Severe Stage. Hundreds of practical tips geared to coping and compensating at each level of the disease provide support for the affected individual and the caregiver.
Section B: A bonus section of questions and answers addresses specific issues caregivers face and give them points to reflect on as they continue the process. Key topics covered include: Legal and financial issues Family Forums in the caregiving processThe role of medication at various stages of the disease Helping children understand what is happening to a loved one Handling the holidays and celebrationsMaking the living environment more stimulating and enjoyable
Section C: Lists resources and suggests websites to find additional information about the disease itself as well as related valuable networks.
With an abundance of pointers and guidelines for affected individuals, their families, friends and caregivers, "A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier " is essential for all readers who want to focus on the capabilities that remain instead of those that have been lost.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 28, 2005
Publisher Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN 1932603166 ISBN13 9781932603163
Availability 0 units.
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A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 tips for making life easier Apr 20, 2008
Has excellent information and guides you with suggestions as the disease progresses. Gives you some choices along the way to caring for your loved one.
A powerful tool for the caregiver Feb 19, 2008
This book is a must have for any person dealing with a loved one, friend or client with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The tips are practical and readable. It is important for those caring for someone with dementia to have the proper tools. Also you want to focus on skills an afflicted person still has. Important also is keeping the mind of an Alzheimer's person active because this will help slow the decline. This book gives you practical tips on how to do that by Susan Berg, author of Adorable Photographs of Our Baby: Meaningful, Mind Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones, and Involved Professionals
Wonderful source of information Jun 1, 2007
This book gives a clear and concise summary of changes which occur in the brain and in the behavior of the patient with Alzheimer's Disease. Dividing the book into three sections based on the stages of the disease is very useful. The tips for making life easier can easily be implemented.