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Everything You Need to Know When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's Disease

Everything You Need to Know When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's Disease

by Joyce Hinnefeld

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Despite the unfortunate and misleading series title, Hinnefeld gives readers an overview of what little is known about this debilitating, uncurable, and ultimately fatal disease. She details how Alzheimer's differs from treatable forms of dementia, stresses the importance of diagnosis, and discusses how it affects the lives of its victims and their families. Intermingled with the straightforward, factual material are the first-person accounts of three young people, each of whom is close to (but not the primary caregiver for) an Alzheimer's patient. The personal narratives reflect the stages of the disease and give the author a vehicle for expounding on ways to recognize symptoms and the behaviors to expect at each stage. The process of diagnosis, treatments available, and long-term care options are all touched upon. In addition, a list of organizations to contact for information and support services is appended. Aside from the rather conservative figures cited (an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. over the age of 65) and cursory information about current research, this book provides an adequate introduction for those unfamiliar with what some have called ``the silent epidemic.''-Luann Toth, School Library Journal

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
The Need to Know Library
Product dimensions:
6.83(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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