You have become the caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. You may have been dreading this for some time, or you may have been surprised when this responsibility was thrust upon you. Maybe you know you are among 11 million family caregivers caring for 5 million Alzheimer's patients in the United States, but those numbers don't make you feel any less alone.
Perhaps you don't know anything about the disease, but most likely, you know just enough to realize that you are facing new and difficult challenges. Your loved one has exhibited short-term memory loss and behavioral changes. You're relieved to know the reason for the changes, but you're overwhelmed with the responsibility of caregiving. You want to give your loved one the best care possible, but you don't know how to deal with the new and sometimes bizarre behaviors.
If you see yourself in the description above, this guide is just what you need. You can read it from cover to cover in an hour or so and find simple, efficient, practical tips to help you with everything from activities of daily living to laughter and enjoyable activities. Keep it handy to refer to specific sections as your loved one's disease progresses and you face new situations. Learn how to care for your loved one and yourself and how to make the best of your time together.
|Publisher:||Lillie's Lovely Little Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.18(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I'm in the early stages of caregiving. Much of what I read is oriented to children caring for parents. I've been through that. Being the spouse is COMPLETELY different. This book is a good starting point. I will turn to it as time goes on. It is VERY handy to have it on my Nook! He doesn't have to see the book cover while I am reading. Nancy doesn't sugar coat this. She has practical tips for handling complex situations from the point of view of the AD spouse as well as the caregiver. Nancy also doesn't cringe away from the complex emotions we feel and reading about it in a calm manner is helping me not let myself spiral out of control. It seems so easy for so many advice givers to say "Don't take it personally." Well.... it is personal. Very personal. Nancy, I hope you read this and see my sincere thanks for writing this. And, yes, I have "The 36 Hour Day" too.