Living with Alzheimer's: A Journey Observed

Living with Alzheimer's: A Journey Observed

by M.D. Leigh Smyth

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Overview

"Alzheimer's disease rewrites the terms of a marriage in this debut memoir... a touching personal account..." - Kirkus Reviews

"... a concise and moving treatise that supports and informs caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. This book is required reading for family caretakers, clinicians, and others who simply wonder how to approach such afflictions." - D. Robert Aiello, Ph.D

Writing from the vantage point of a spouse and mental health professional who has witnessed and cared for a loved one with Alzheimer's over the course of ten years, the author- a clinical psychiatrist- reveals the personal side of signs and symptoms of the disease beyond memory loss that make up the full developmental syndrome of Alzheimer's, including:

distortion of memory

erratic likes and dislikes

oppositionality

hoarding and miming behaviors

irritability and mood instability

personality changes

loss of cognitive resilience

judgment issues

paranoia

common psychological defenses against these progressive losses

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483467665
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
Publication date: 09/29/2017
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.30(d)

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