A Look Inside Alzheimer's

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Demos Medical Publishing, Sep 18, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
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A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.

Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.

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User Review  - EMYeak - LibraryThing

This book has three authors, two of whom were diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. The third author cared for her husband while he was living with the disease. My thought is that this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - HouseofPrayer - LibraryThing

A valuable book for families facing Alzheimer's. I wish we had this when my dad was diagnosed 15 years ago, as it was uncharted waters for our family back then. The authors begin with a history and ... Read full review

Contents

What is Alzheimers Disease?
1
Early Signs
13
What Happens When You Are Diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease?
29
Coping from Day to Day
41
Making Practical Decisions
49
The Role of Caregivers
59
Stories from Later Stages in the Disease Process
75
Getting Help in the Home or in a Facility
87
Where Do We Go from Here?
99
Appendix
115
Glossary
119
Resources
125
Further Reading
129
About the Authors
133
Index
135
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About the author (2012)

Marjorie N. Allenhas published five children’s books and worked as a unit coordinator at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. She went to Smith College and still lives in Massachusetts. Marjorie was faced with Alzheimer’s when her husband was diagnosed in 2008.

Susan Dublinhas a RN/BS in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Patricia J. Kimmerlyhas BS in Secondary Education from Parsons College of the University of Iowa, and a MS in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab and Adult Education from Syracuse University.