When The Doctor Says,

When The Doctor Says, "Alzheimer's": Your Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's & Dementia - Revised Edition

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by Betty Weiss
     
 

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Although one in ten Americans over 65 and half of those over 80 has Alzheimerâ??s, itâ??s one of the most hidden, misunderstood diseases ever known. Because patients appear normal, few believe anything is wrong. Cognitive tests can't show the full extent of its devastation on victims and familiesâ?"and it is a family diseaseâ?"everyone is… See more details below

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Although one in ten Americans over 65 and half of those over 80 has Alzheimerâ??s, itâ??s one of the most hidden, misunderstood diseases ever known. Because patients appear normal, few believe anything is wrong. Cognitive tests can't show the full extent of its devastation on victims and familiesâ?"and it is a family diseaseâ?"everyone is affected. It doesnâ??t happen overnight, it sneaks in over yearsâ?"decades; denial, blame and conflicts arise, few know what to do. What caused it? Will I get it? He keeps falling. He's violent! Why isn't there a cure? The doctor doesn't understand. What's an MRI, MMSE? I feel so guilty. Not every anguished question has an answer, but many of them do, and learning how to best deal with much of it is found in this Revised Edition of "When the Doctor Says, 'Alzheimer's:â?? Your Caregiverâ??s Guide to Alzheimerâ??s & Dementia.â?

Itâ??s an indispensible book written by a hands-on caregiver with ten years of personal experience and endless research caring for her husband with Alzheimerâ??s and contains some of the best first-hand advice you'll ever receive.

Caring for someone with Alzheimerâ??s is uniquely different from other medical conditions. In time, the patient is unable to help in his own care, even to follow such simple instructions as 'stand up' or 'sit down,â?? creating a difficult situation for everyone. Perhaps you think when someone forgets, you just remind them; no one forgets their own children, how to eat, dress and use the bathroom! But they do! In this book, you'll learn things you need to know that will seem counterintuitive and require changes in your normal responses. You will come to understand the basics of the illness, why such bizarre things happen, and how to react to unexpected and on-going problems without making things worse.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481720427
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
773,068
File size:
0 MB

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