Alzheimer's: The Complete Guide for Families and Loved Ones

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Wiley, Sep 2, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Is someone you care for struggling with Alzheimer’s disease? Now revised and fully updated, this critically acclaimed guide leads you through the realities of caring for and coping with an Alzheimer’s patient. The author, a nationally recognized authority, details the latest developments in treatment and care options. Alzheimer’s speaks directly to your vital concerns, including:
  • The symptoms and traits of Alzheimer’s, what to expect at each progressive stage, and how to respond to behavior problems
  • The full range of treatments and supportive services available, including tips on how to locate and finance them
  • Helpful suggestions on managing personal stress
  • All-new chapters on the emerging importance of the family in the successful care of Alzheimer’s patients
  • Ways to understand your feelings and the impact of grief
With its sensitive and in-depth examination, Alzheimer’s shows how to make the care you give more rewarding and more effective, and the life of anyone caught in the grip of Alzheimer’s safer and more comfortable. "Valuable information for families, friends, and caregivers…a concisely written, essential resource." —Booklist

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Contents

Depression and Alzheimers
37
Possible Causes of Alzheimers Disease
45
Six Common Myths about Alzheimers
60
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About the author (1992)

HOWARD GRUETZNER, MEd, is the Director of the Heart of Texas Region Mental Health Mental Retardation Center—Elder Services. He is also the founder of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Group in the region. He conducts seminars on dementia and other geriatric mental health problems.

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