Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease [NOOK Book]

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven...
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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

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Overview

More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patient’s comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547526829
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/8/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 174,123
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joanne Koenig Coste, a nationally recognized expert and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care, is a board member of the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Currently in private practice as an Alzheimer's family therapist, Koenig Coste also serves as president of Alzheimer's Consulting Associates. She lectures around the country and is the recipient of a National Award for Health Heroes from Reader's Digest. She was named a "Woman to Watch in the 21st Century" by NBC Nightly News
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Some Good Information...

    I am well-read regarding Alzheimer's and I have personal experience with family members. This is not the first book I would suggest, but it had some good information about what can happen with those with dementia and how to adapt their environment to help improve their daily lives. I liked the approach of accepting the person for who they are now and finding ways to interact with them in a positive way. I didn't like some things about the book - I can't say exactly what, but I think it was a little too stringent, maybe judgmental (there is more than one way to skin a cat). I have learned that everyone is not capable of dealing with all aspects of this disease and being too firm in one's approach can push people away from being involved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Alzheimers guide

    Excellent book with wonderful advice on bringing more joy into the lives of everyone deaking with the disease!

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    A Must Read for anyone in contact with Alzheimer's

    This is an essential. The next book you need is "Creating Moments of Joy". Both will be a good preparation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Maybe helpful

    I was hopeing for more information. It is helpful though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    Good for beginners

    The book has good information for those just learning about dementia and Alzheimer's. I had hoped for more in depth suggestions and advice on interacting in a meaningful way with those afflicted as the disease progresses, but found it light on that content.

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