The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces

The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces

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Overview

"In the US 5.2 million people live with Alzheimer's disease, it is the sixth-leading cause of death and ten million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Alzheimer's often takes a bigger toll on the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer's, generally family members, loved-ones and friends.

Written by two caregivers with 55 years of experience, the book addresses the challenges caregivers face dealing with the behaviors of those they are caring for.

Through the use of diagrams, charts, examples, and stories the book will help caregivers to understand what their loved ones are going through. And what they, as caregivers, are going through as well. Although no one has all the answers to the puzzle of Alzheimer's yet, this book will help people to understand and give better care to persons living with and the people caring for them.

The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle shows

• The basic concepts of Alzheimer's disease and its progression across the brain
• What loved ones need as the disease progresses
• Outlines three caregiving styles
• Charts caregiving stages
• Five healthy caregiving practices
• How to give dignified, appropriate and safe care How to be compassionate with others and forgiving of one's self
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932603880
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patricia Callone, MA, MRE, has been affiliated with Creighton University for the past 30 year. Currently she is the Director of Institutional and Community Relations for the Creighton Study of Violence Across the Lifespan. She has served as the President, Vice President, and Board Member of the Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. She is the co-founder of Caring Concepts Inc., an organization dedicated to developing and distributing publications and other products to caregivers. She is the co-author of two books: Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends and A Caregivers Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier.

Connie Kudlacek, BS is President of the Board of Directors for New Cassel Retirement Center, a member of the Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Committee, formerly founding Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Midlands Chapter and co-founder of Caring Concepts. She is the co-author of: Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends and A Caregivers Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier.

Table of Contents

Part I: Caregiving for the Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Nurture What Remains
1. The Basics of Alzheimer's
2. The Enduring Self
3. Pre-Alzheimer's
4. Early-to-Mild Stage
5. Moderate Stage
6. Severe Stage
7. How You Can Nourish Your Loved One Throughout this Disease
8. Be Your Own Detective -How to Connect Through All Stages
Part II: Taking Care of the Caregiver (YOU!)
9. Caregiving Styles -Find Your Style
10. Early-to-Mild Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
11. Moderate Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
12. Severe Stage of the Disease: What Caregivers Need
13. Potential Pitfalls You May Fall Into
14. Potential Dangers When Someone Else is Caregiving for Your Loved One
15. Keeping Your Head Up
Appendix: Tools for Caregivers

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