The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil / Edition 1

The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil / Edition 1

by Steven R. Sabat, Steven Sabat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631216669

ISBN-13: 9780631216667

Pub. Date: 06/18/2001

Publisher: Wiley

At a time when the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease is increasing dramatically, this accessible account revolutionizes our stereotypes of people with Alzheimer's Disease and their care. Written to appeal to general readers as well as professionals and students, it shows what sufferers can still do despite the loss of certain cognitive abilities, and offers

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At a time when the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease is increasing dramatically, this accessible account revolutionizes our stereotypes of people with Alzheimer's Disease and their care. Written to appeal to general readers as well as professionals and students, it shows what sufferers can still do despite the loss of certain cognitive abilities, and offers constructive ways to improve the relationship between sufferers and healthy others.

Rather than focusing on the etiology or treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, the author helps the reader to understand the psychology behind it. Getting away from a traditional scientific-medical focus on symptoms, the book brings to life the experience of suffering the disease, and the ways in which caregivers can identify and support the intact abilities of those afflicted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631216667
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/18/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1Ways of Understanding the Effects of the Disease1
Chapter 2Language and Communication24
Chapter 3Excess Disability: The Potential Impact of Others in the Afflicted Person's Social World91
Chapter 4The Maintenance of Self-Esteem114
Chapter 5The Alzheimer's Disease Sufferer as a Semiotic Subject161
Chapter 6Goals, Intentions, and the Alzheimer's Sufferer's Predicament in Light of Critical Personalism224
Chapter 7Selfhood and the Alzheimer's Disease Sufferer274
Chapter 8The Tangled Veil is also a Mirror309
References341
Index351

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