Item description for Alzheimer's from the Inside Out by Richard Taylor...
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life-changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? Richard Taylor provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood unwanted personality shifts communication difficulties changes in relationships with loved ones and friends the declining ability to perform familiar tasks This rare, insightful exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is a captivating read for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by Taylor's revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2006
Publisher Health Professions Press
ISBN 1932529233 ISBN13 9781932529234
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor is Professor of Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Reviews - What do customers think about Alzheimer's from the Inside Out?
Personal experiences with Alzheimer's Aug 21, 2008
I found this book profoundly moving since my wife is caring for an individual with advanced Alzheimer's. The statistics are frightening. Metlife Foundation surveys have found that adults 55 and older fear Alzheimer's more than cancer. 4.5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's. Some of the symptoms we have observed personally include wandering, inability to perform even basic human tasks (such as unlocking a public toilet door from the inside), striking out at people, grabbing small children, wandering,using foul language and losing an understanding of colors. I have recently read Hermine Hilton's new book, Fuhggeddaboutit! The book that will help you stop worrying about your memory (and Alzheimer's). I benefited from her hundred tips on improving your memory. The book is brand new and should be listed on this site.com soon. Right now I found it at www.lulu.com/tontent/237234. One other important thing I have learned. Never discuss something an Alzheimer's victim has done wrong or try to contrict him or her. Often their brain is operating and hearing even though they can't responsd and you run the risk of making them needlessly upset.
Critical of Jesus, disturbing comparision!! May 7, 2008
Right off the author critizes the writers of the New Testament. What does faith have to do with this book??? He puts down the Bible as contradicting. His book is only his perspective!!! I really did not like it at all.
ONCE Mar 27, 2008
Fast service, great book from a first-person perspective, insightful and thought-provoking for those who have a friend or family member with this disease..
A must read if involved with Alzheimer's Mar 1, 2008
Reading all the books I can find on this disease. This book was suggested as a must read at a Alzheimer's seminar. I am a caregiver trying to understand and care for my mother. This is a very informative book in the eyes of the person with Alzheimer's. Very eye opening for me. God Bless all who are dealing with this disease and those who love them and want the best for them. Thank you Mr. Taylor and may God Bless you and your family.
A Dementia Patient Comments Feb 10, 2008
I have early dementia, fitting the criteria for Alzheimer's. Like the author, I was a psychotherapist in my 50s when my difficulties became such that I couldn't work. It's incredibly powerful to read his words, and see what I would have said if I were only so gifted. Most importantly, I want doctors to read this book, as most of them relate only to dementia as it looks in the end stage, and aren't familiar with what the early disease process looks like.