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The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver's Handbook : : What to Remember When They Forget

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Welcome to Holland / Emily Perl Kingsley -- My story / Sue Pace Bell -- Reflections / Dr. Sally Burbank -- Caregiver pearls -- part I. Alzheimer's : the basics: Understanding Alzheimer's ; What causes Alzheimer's? ; Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia ; What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's? ; Understanding Alzheimer's : Q & A ; How is Alzheimer's diagnosed? ; Reactions to the diagnosis ; Functional assessment and staging -- part II. World of emotions ; Caregiving essentials ; My experience with caregivers ; Day-to-day management ; Good, glorious food! ; Personal hygiene ; Dress for success ; How to keep patients entertained ; Expect the unexpected ; The stigma of Alzheimer's ; Inappropriate and annoying behavior ; Isn't lying wrong? ; Where is he? ; Violent and agitated patients ; Falls ; Exploitation and maintaining dignity ; Legal matters ; Working with doctors ; Patient safety -- part III. Taking care of yourself: Take care of yourself ; Support groups for caregivers ; How churches and family can help ; End of life decisions ; Grief and learning to move on ; A glimpse inside a memory care center ; Advice from Abe's Garden -- part IV. Hope for the future: Research and hope for the future ; Final note from the authors ; Additional resources -- part V. Stories from "Patients I will never forget": How I outsmarted a pack of ravenous wolves ; The spider on the wall ; Bad, bad Leroy Brown.
"When a loved one shows signs of dementia or Alzheimers disease, you will face challenges for which you feel ill-prepared. Dozens of decisions will need to be made:Can Mom live by herself safely? If not, what if she refuses to leave her home?When do I need to take away the car keys and checkbook?How do I deal with her obstinate refusal to take a bath or go to the doctor?Should I correct her when she insists her long-dead sister is still alive or that Ronald Reagan is still President?How do I handle her repetitive questions and accusations Im stealing from her?How do I keep her entertained?How do I handle her sun-downing, bursts of anger, or inappropriate public comments? Should I quit taking her out altogether to avoid embarrassment?How do I keep her from wandering off and getting lost?The Caregivers Guide to Alzheimers Disease: What to Remember When They Forget provides a comprehensive look at Alzheimers and tackles all these thorny questions with the best advice of an experienced doctor and a seasoned caregiver.Part I reviews what Alzheimers is, how it is diagnosed, and the expected progression of the disease. Part II offers practical advice for the day-to-day obstacles a caregiver might face at each stage of the disease. Part III provides suggestions on self-care to prevent caregiver burn-out. Part IV offers promising Alzheimers research and the best advice from a top memory care center called Abes Garden. The book ends with three humorous true stories about Alzheimers patients."--Amazon.


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Nashville, TN : Woodmont and Waverly Publishing, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Bell, Sue Pace,

Alzheimer's disease -- Care.