The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family

The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family

by Robert B. Santulli, Kesstan Blandin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611687446
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication date: 04/17/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


ROBERT B. SANTULLI, MD is honorary associate professor of psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The Alzheimer’s Family: Helping Caregivers Cope. KESSTAN BLANDIN, PhD is a research psychologist at the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments • Introduction: The Importance of Understanding the Family’s Emotional and Psychological Experiences • Coping with Discordant Views of the Illness • The Defenses of the Alzheimer’s Family Care Partner • Common Emotions Experienced by the Family Care Partner • Understanding Grief in the Family Care Partner • Stages of Grief in the Family Care Partner • Acceptance and Moving Forward • Connecting with the Alzheimer’s Community • Understanding and Coping with Stress in the Family Care Partner • Epilogue • References • Index

What People are Saying About This

Peter Rabins

“Much has been written about Alzheimer’s disease and the family, but surprisingly little has been said about the emotional journey along which people travel from the early symptoms of the disease to its ultimate ending in death. In The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer’s Family, Santulli and Blandin address these struggles and triumphs in a straightforward and accessible way. People with early dementia, family care providers, and health-care professionals will all gain from the wisdom they provide.”

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