Alzheimer's Care - The Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease & Best Practices to Care for People with Alzheimer's & Dementiaby Nancy J. Wiles
Alzheimer's disease affects about 13 percent of individuals over the age of 65 and about 50 percent of those over the age of 85. Almost 15 million Americans spend their time caring for a person with Alzheimer's dementia. If your loved one suffers from this condition or starts to show early warning signs, you are probably very worried and concerned. You/b>… See more details below
Alzheimer's disease affects about 13 percent of individuals over the age of 65 and about 50 percent of those over the age of 85. Almost 15 million Americans spend their time caring for a person with Alzheimer's dementia. If your loved one suffers from this condition or starts to show early warning signs, you are probably very worried and concerned. You want the best for your family, and would do anything to help your loved one and your family cope as best as possible through this life changing situation.
You are probably wondering:
- When the condition would start to impact and change your loved one's life?
- How much time would it be before your loved one is no longer able to recognize you?
- Is full-time care needed? Or would your loved one be able to live on their own?
- Would the Alzheimer's cause your loved one to die earlier than normal?
Of course you want the best for your family, and would like to help your loved one and your family cope with this life changing situation as best as possible. "Alzheimer's Care" can help. It will teach you everything you need to know about the signs & symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, how to deal with your emotions, family life, caregiving, and more.
Here are just some of the things you will discover in this book:
- What are the early signs of Alzheimer's dementia?
- What are the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease?
- Important safety issues in the care of Alzheimer's patients.
- How to help Alzheimer's patient keep their memories for as long as possible?
- What are the feeding & nutrition requirements for someone with Alzheimer's?
- How to make eating pleasurable?
- Ways to minimize the stress and frustration of family members.
- Questions you must ask before selecting a nursing home for long-term care facility for your loved one.
- Simple techniques for communicating with Alzheimer's patient without getting frustrated.
- How to effectively deal with behavioral problems?
- How to improve the quality of life for your loved one?
- How to take care of yourself, reduce stress, & prevent burn-out as a caregiver?
- And much more...
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I have two family members who I suspect are in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Not only did this book help me to understand what to look out for, but how to handle different situations. This book discusses causes, risk factors, safety, caregivers, nutrition and more. It even goes into detail about how to cope with behavioral issues family and friend will encounter when dealing with a dementia patient. This is an excellent resource to have on hand for anyone dealing with dementia/Alzheimer's in their family.
I don’t have any family member currently suffering from Alzheimer's but I do work at a Senior Health Center where several individuals who I’ve come to form a personal connection with are suffering from this disease. To better understand their needs and complications I purchased this extremely informative book and I am very glad I did. I have learned so much about this brain disease and even though this is relatively common I can more easily understand their plight. There still is a lot of education I need but this book was a great start.
This book is a valuable resource to anyone who may be in the difficult journey of caring for someone with Alzheimers. There are so many unknowns and when you realize that you are going to have to care for someone with this horrible disease it is overwhelming and frightening. This book is a very easy read that will answer many questions that you may come across. While no one knows for sure what will happen, because each case is so different, this books is very helpful in knowing how to handle different situations and if what you are experiencing is "normal." I am so glad I found this lifesaver."
I have a mother who is starting to show signs of dementia and she and I both are becoming very frustrated. This book is extremely helpful & thorough, with such topics in detail as behavior and the best way to deal with it. When should a person stop driving? And many other things to help you understand the process a lot more and to be better prepared to deal with this terrible disease.
Now that the shock from a diagnosis of dementia for my father has gotten a little easier, I went looking for educational information and ran across this little e-book. I'm not sure what I was expecting to find since I am new to this, but the amount of information it gives in all the different areas is very helpful. Right now I am focused on creating a timeline for the disease so we can be prepared as possible during each stage. Although the doctor gave us a general idea of how long until the worst times come, I don't remember much of that conversation. This book gives the different stages from early onset all the way through and the average length of time we have in each stage before he gets worse. While it is a scary disease and we will deal with a lot of suffering, just having the information on what is happening and what comes next makes it a little easier to think about the coming years. On the practical side, it offers many suggestions for safe-proofing the home that we may not have thought of until too late. Very grateful I ran across this book to help manage a very painful time in our lives.
This is a good reference for caring Alzheimer's patients and there are even sections dedicated to the care of the caregiver. There were a lot of good suggestions for caregivers on how to take care of themselves while also taking care of their patient, especially when the patient is related to them, in order to avoid total burn out. The information here could easily be turned into a checklist for all the things you have to remember while dealing with Alzheimer's.