Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends

Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends


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Alzheimer's Disease: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends by Patricia R. Callone, Barbara C. Vasiloff, Roger A. Brumback, Janaan Manternach

Of the estimated 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer's disease, more than 7 in 10 live at home, primarily cared for by family and friends. Alzheimer's Disease: The Dignity Within: A Handbook for Caregivers, Family, and Friends was written in a workbook format aimed at increasing the caregiver's knowledge of the disease. As a result, these caregivers - whether family members, friends or health professionals - will be better equipped to nurture the dignity within people living with Alzheimer's and feel more confident doing so. The book is a tool for caregivers that will impact not only the way they relate to persons with Alzheimer's disease, but other relationships as well.

It contains information on how to take care of a person with Alzheimer's disease by mapping out each stage of the disease and showing what can be done from a caregiving standpoint at these various stages. In addition, the book discusses how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves. It educates readers with easy-to-understand charts and sketches on what physically happens to the brain during the progression of Alzheimer's. Its five sections focus on the nature of Alzheimer's disease and on being a caregiver, covering topics such as tips for caregivers challenges and solutions changes in the brain that are responsible for the problems associated with the disease and much, much more.

However, the most important tenet of the book is that we can better care for people with Alzheimer's by recognizing and nurturing the essence within a person living through the different stages of the disease. Both caregivers and people affected by Alzheimer's can live with a sense of dignity, importance, and self-esteem.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932603132
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 133
Sales rank: 869,555
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patricia R. Callone is the Vice President of Institutional Relations for Creighton University. For six years she served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimers Association Midlands Chapter. She has experience with Alzheimers as both an educator and as a caregiver.

Barbara C. Vasiloff is the co-founder and President of Discipline With Purpose, Inc.

Dr. Roger A. Brumback is a Professor of Pathology and Psychiatry and the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the Creighton University School of Medicine.

Janaan Manternach is a well respected author and educator. / Connie Kudlacek - Connie Kudlacek is the Executive Director of the Alzheimers Association Midlands Chapter.

Table of Contents

I. Being A Caregiver: Challenges and Solutions
Meet Patricia (Pat) Callone, M.A., M.R.E
The Special Journey of Caregivers to Persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia
A Dozen Tips for Caregivers
II. True Stories: Relationships Between Persons Affected by the Disease, Their Caregivers, Family Members, and Friends
Meet Connie Kudlacek, B.S
Reading the Stories
Summary Page
III. Caregiving Styles: Three Ways To Respond
Meet Barbara C. Vasiloff, M.A. IV. Alzheimer's Disease: Changes In The Brain
Meet Roger A. Brumback, M.D
A Dialogue With Dr. Roger A. Brumback"

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