Communicating For Care by Gordon J. Rafool M.D.
"Communicating for Care" is a book written to assist the successful formation of a team with the Alzheimer's patient, caregiver and doctor. It is designed to eliminate the fears of the patient and caregiver in communicating with the doctor. Many times a person is intimidated by the doctor and leaves the visit with unanswered concerns. This is unfortunate and does not have to be. Communication is crucial considering, as of today, there are over four million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As America ages, there will be many more Americans with Alzheimer's disease. There is no question that someone in the family will either have Alzheimer's disease or will be a caregiver for someone suffering with it. This book will assist patients, family members, and caregivers to understand the disease and to communicate effectively with their doctors.