The Real Alzheimer's: A Guide for Caregivers That Tells It Like It Is

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If the word "Alzheimer's" has become part of your vocabulary, you're probably looking for answers. What can I expect? How do I deal with this disease? Hold on for a no-holds-barred look at what it's like to live day to day with Alzheimer's disease. Other books and Internet websites provide signs, symptoms, and checklists. The Real Alzheimer's tells it like it really is in 21 candid interviews with caregivers, family members, practitioners, and the patients themselves.
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The Real Alzheimer's: A Guide for Caregivers That Tells It Like It Is

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Overview

If the word "Alzheimer's" has become part of your vocabulary, you're probably looking for answers. What can I expect? How do I deal with this disease? Hold on for a no-holds-barred look at what it's like to live day to day with Alzheimer's disease. Other books and Internet websites provide signs, symptoms, and checklists. The Real Alzheimer's tells it like it really is in 21 candid interviews with caregivers, family members, practitioners, and the patients themselves.
These emotionally compelling true stories of ordinary people coping with the different facets of Alzheimer's disease cover a variety of situations: husbands or wives caring for their partners, children caring for their parents, and practitioners caring for their patients. You'll hear from a cross-section of society: high income and low, well-educated and street-wise. You'll witness the beginning, middle, late, and end stages of this devastating disease. You'll meet caregivers dealing with their struggles alone, those paying for in-home care, and those who have placed their loved one in a nursing home.
With awareness comes understanding and acceptance. The Real Alzheimer's is filled with the often poignant, sometimes funny, occasionally earthy, and always thought-provoking experiences and advice of those who are personally dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Here you'll find an honest and heartfelt look at what to expect when the diagnosis of Alzheimer's becomes a reality, and the best way to handle the challenges that lie ahead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983853923
  • Publisher: One Mind Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 1,508,322
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Giesemann is an author and inspirational speaker. She is a former Navy Commander who served as a Commanding Officer and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. With her books, workshops, and presentations, she now specializes in helping people bring more peace and happiness into their lives through love-centered living. For more information about Suzanne, visit www.LoveAtTheCenter.com.
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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    None of us will go through this life untouched by Alzheimer&rsqu

    None of us will go through this life untouched by Alzheimer’s disease. If not one of our parents, we will see the horrible progression of the disease in an aunt, an uncle, a brother, a sister, a friend, or our spouse. This book should be required reading for us all! I had read the usual pamphlets about Alzheimer’s and even lived through years of my father-in-law’s decline from the disease, but after reading The Real Alzheimer’s, I realize I DID NOT HAVE A CLUE!
    This book is so skillfully written that I felt like I was sitting at a kitchen table listening to friends who were baring their souls because they could at least use the pain of their experience to spare the rest of us some of the same mistakes and grief. Suzanne Giesemann has captured real stories and real emotions in a book that not only is readable, but I couldn’t put it down. Not because there was a great mystery to solve at the end - I knew the end, but I was drawn into the real world of Alzheimer’s and touched by stories that I needed to hear.
    Don’t wait until someone is in the middle of dealing with Alzheimer’s to share this book, urge your friends and family to read it now!

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