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Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide

Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide

by John D. Becker, Jytte Lokvig
     
 

When you care for someone with Alzheimer's Disease, you need all the sound advice and support you can possibly get. Finding ways to meet your own needs as well as those of the person for whom you care is a daily challenge that raises questions on a range of topics. This book combines the medical expertise of a medical doctor with the practical wisdom of an

Overview

When you care for someone with Alzheimer's Disease, you need all the sound advice and support you can possibly get. Finding ways to meet your own needs as well as those of the person for whom you care is a daily challenge that raises questions on a range of topics. This book combines the medical expertise of a medical doctor with the practical wisdom of an experienced caregiver into an easily accessible guide, a constant and faithful companion for anyone working with Alzheimer's sufferers.

Alzheimer's A to Z is organized like an encyclopedia, in a convenient alphabetical format that allows you to find the information you need when you need it. Practical entries treat subjects like dressing, transporting, and talking with people with Alzheimer's. Discussions of medical and neurological aspects of the disease treat topics like the functions of short and long-term memory systems. Psychological entries explore emotional and communication issues related to Alzheimer's care. Each entry is engagingly written in direct, uncomplicated language that makes even difficult concepts easy to understand. The tone of the book is positive and constructive, making it as easy to give as it is to read.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Read one section a day, and in no time at all, you'll have a deeper understanding of Alzheimer's. Instead of asking, “why didn't I think of that?" you'll learn positive and creative approaches to caring for your loved one."
—Brenda Avadian, MA, author of Where's My Shoes? My Father's Walk Through Alzheimer's and Finding the Joy in Alzheimer's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243958
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,235,393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John D. Becker, MD, is a neurologist with the Orlando Regional Medical Center who specializes in Alzheimer's Disease.

Jytte Fogh Lokvig, PhD, is a nationally recognized Alzheimer’s and dementia expert. She gives workshops, seminars, and individual consultations on effective communication and approaches for family and professional caregivers. Lokvig consults in person and by phone, and has worked with clients across the country and Europe. A specialist in Alzheimer’s and dementia care management, she works with facilities on staff training and activity program development, the latter drawing on her extensive experience as well as her background in education, psychology, and art. Lokvig is the founder of the first Alzheimer’s Cafe in the United States, and maintains the national registry of Alzheimer’s and Memory Cafes. Her book Alzheimer’s A to Z is a standard reference for the national dementia community. Lokvig’s latest publications are The Alzheimer’s Creativity Project and The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Handbook.

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