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The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces

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In the US 5.2 million people live with Alzheimer's disease, it is the sixth-leading cause of death and ten million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Alzheimer's often takes a bigger toll on the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer's, generally family members, loved-ones and friends.

Written by two caregivers with 55 years of experience, the book addresses the challenges caregivers face dealing with the behaviors of...

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Overview

In the US 5.2 million people live with Alzheimer's disease, it is the sixth-leading cause of death and ten million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Alzheimer's often takes a bigger toll on the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer's, generally family members, loved-ones and friends.

Written by two caregivers with 55 years of experience, the book addresses the challenges caregivers face dealing with the behaviors of those they are caring for.

Through the use of diagrams, charts, examples, and stories the book will help caregivers to understand what their loved ones are going through. And what they, as caregivers, are going through as well. Although no one has all the answers to the puzzle of Alzheimer's yet, this book will help people to understand and give better care to persons living with and the people caring for them.

The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle shows

  • The basic concepts of Alzheimer's disease and its progression across the brain
  • What loved ones need as the disease progresses
  • Outlines three caregiving styles
  • Charts caregiving stages
  • Five healthy caregiving practices
  • How to give dignified, appropriate and safe care
  • How to be compassionate with others and forgiving of one's self
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book about caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease also addresses caring for the caregiver.
Purpose: Its purpose is to describe the journey of Alzheimer's disease from the perspective of both the person needing care and the person giving the care. These are worthy objectives and the authors cover them nicely.
Audience: Although this book is written for a lay audience, medical professionals, nurses, and social workers will find this a useful reference for their patients' caregivers. The authors are experienced caregivers and writers on these topics.
Features: The book is divided into two parts, with the first covering caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease. The five chapters in this section define the diseases and its stages. There is a fetching chapter that describes the enduring self — that is with the person long into the illness. There is a chapter on what to do about finances with a person whose judgment is changing and a concluding chapter on how to interpret what the affected person means. The second section is on caregivers and covers topics such as caregiving practices, stages of caregiving, styles of caregiving, pitfalls, and keeping your head up.
Assessment: This is an interesting approach. The analogy of the stages of the disease to the quarters of a football game is apt. The discussion of caregiving styles is very useful. The clinical vignettes and stories woven throughout to illustrate the issues are well edited and annotated. The description of the shift in family constellations and dynamics is very good. There are many appealing novel approaches in this thoughtfully prepared book that recommend it.
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3 Stars
"This is an interesting approach. The analogy of the stages of the disease to the quarters of a football game is apt. The discussion of caregiving styles is very useful. The clinical vignettes and stories woven throughout to illustrate the issues are well edited and annotated. The description of the shift in family constellations and dynamics is very good. There are many appealing novel approaches in this thoughtfully prepared book that recommend it. Although this book is written for a lay audience, medical professionals, nurses, and social workers will find this a useful reference for their patients' caregivers. The authors are experienced caregivers and writers on these topics."—Doodys Reviews

"No matter where you are in the journey with a loved one with dementia, this book can be a lifeline…, this book has a thread of hope woven throughout the chapters. This book will be useful to caregivers when the situation first arises; it seems to cover every conceivable piece of information that could be needed. It also serves as a valuable reference for caregivers as their roles continue to evolve."—Kristen K. York, MEd, Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, April 2011

"The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces" is a guide for dealing with the unfortunate seniors who are facing this disorder. "The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle" is a moving and utterly useful read for these individuals in their pursuit of care for those with Alzheimer's."—The Midwest Book Review

Wisconsin Press Bookwatch

"The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces is a guide for dealing with the unfortunate seniors who are facing this disorder. The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle is a moving and utterly useful read for these individiuals in their pursuit of care for those with Alzheimer's." - The Midwest Book Review

3 Stars
"This is an interesting approach. The analogy of the stages of the disease to the quarters of a football game is apt. The discussion of caregiving styles is very useful. The clinical vignettes and stories woven throughout to illustrate the issues are well edited and annotated. The description of the shift in family constellations and dynamics is very good. There are many appealing novel approaches in this thoughtfully prepared book that recommend it. Although this book is written for a lay audience, medical professionals, nurses, and social workers will find this a useful reference for their patients caregivers. The authors are experienced caregivers and writers on these topics."-Doody's Reviews

"No matter where you are in the journey with a loved one with dementia, this book can be a lifeline , this book has a thread of hope woven throughout the chapters. This book will be useful to caregivers when the situation first arises; it seems to cover every conceivable piece of information that could be needed. It also serves as a valuable reference for caregivers as their roles continue to evolve."-Kristen K. York, MEd, Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, April 2011

From The Critics
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book about caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease also addresses caring for the caregiver.
Purpose: Its purpose is to describe the journey of Alzheimer's disease from the perspective of both the person needing care and the person giving the care. These are worthy objectives and the authors cover them nicely.
Audience: Although this book is written for a lay audience, medical professionals, nurses, and social workers will find this a useful reference for their patients' caregivers. The authors are experienced caregivers and writers on these topics.
Features: The book is divided into two parts, with the first covering caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease. The five chapters in this section define the diseases and its stages. There is a fetching chapter that describes the enduring self — that is with the person long into the illness. There is a chapter on what to do about finances with a person whose judgment is changing and a concluding chapter on how to interpret what the affected person means. The second section is on caregivers and covers topics such as caregiving practices, stages of caregiving, styles of caregiving, pitfalls, and keeping your head up.
Assessment: This is an interesting approach. The analogy of the stages of the disease to the quarters of a football game is apt. The discussion of caregiving styles is very useful. The clinical vignettes and stories woven throughout to illustrate the issues are well edited and annotated. The description of the shift in family constellations and dynamics is very good. There are many appealing novel approaches in this thoughtfully prepared book that recommend it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932603880
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 781,833
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Callone, MA, MRE, has been affiliated with Creighton University for the past 30 year. Currently she is the Director of Institutional and Community Relations for the Creighton Study of Violence Across the Lifespan. She has served as the President, Vice President, and Board Member of the Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. She is the co-founder of Caring Concepts Inc., an organization dedicated to developing and distributing publications and other products to caregivers. She is the co-author of two books: Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends and A Caregivers Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier.

Connie Kudlacek, BS is President of the Board of Directors for New Cassel Retirement Center, a member of the Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Committee, formerly founding Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Midlands Chapter and co-founder of Caring Concepts. She is the co-author of: Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends and A Caregivers Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Caregiving for the Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Nurture What Remains
1. The Basics of Alzheimer's
2. The Enduring Self
3. Pre-Alzheimer's
4. Early-to-Mild Stage
5. Moderate Stage
6. Severe Stage
7. How You Can Nourish Your Loved One Throughout this Disease
8. Be Your Own Detective -How to Connect Through All Stages
Part II: Taking Care of the Caregiver (YOU!)
9. Caregiving Styles -Find Your Style
10. Early-to-Mild Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
11. Moderate Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
12. Severe Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
13. Potential Pitfalls You May Fall Into
14. Potential Dangers When Someone Else is Caregiving for Your Loved One
15. Keeping Your Head Up
Appendix: Tools for Caregivers
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