Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's

Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's

by Lela Knox Shanks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080324245X

ISBN-13: 9780803242456

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

When the doctors told Lela Shanks that Alzheimer's would render her husband totally helpless, she was given no instructions on how to manage his disease at home. It was understood that Alzheimer's patients were destined for institutional care. Undaunted, she cared for Hughes at home for the next thirteen years until his peaceful death in 1998. In Your Name Is

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When the doctors told Lela Shanks that Alzheimer's would render her husband totally helpless, she was given no instructions on how to manage his disease at home. It was understood that Alzheimer's patients were destined for institutional care. Undaunted, she cared for Hughes at home for the next thirteen years until his peaceful death in 1998. In Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks, Lela Shanks sets forth the knowledge and wisdom that made all the difference. She describes her initial denial, her gradual acceptance, and her discovery that the key to successful caregiving lies in never losing sight of the patient's humanity. Shanks details the symptoms and stages of the disease, sets forth practical techniques for managing problems such as wandering and incontinence, and outlines twenty coping and survival strategies for caregivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803242456
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Agendas for Aging Series
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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