A Look Inside Alzheimer's

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Demos Medical Publishing, Sep 18, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
11 Reviews

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  - GrrlLovesBooks - LibraryThing

Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's is challenging. The book gives clear, useful information from various points of view. It is a good starting point for further research into the illness. Read full review

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User Review  - susiebrooks - LibraryThing

A Look Inside Alzheimer's offers a good starting point and insightful read for anyone dealing with the early onset of the disease. Down to earth writing that anyone will be able to understand. Gives ... Read full review

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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. Allen is an accomplished author of books for both children and adults. Marjorie worked as a unit coordinator at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was faced with Alzheimer's when her husband was diagnosed in 2008.|"

"Susan Dublin has an RN/BS in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. She currently lives with her husband, Gary, in DeWitt, NY. Susan is in her early fifties and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She has spoken widely on the topic for support groups.|"

Patricia J. (PJ) Kimmerly has an MS in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab and Adult Education from Syracuse University. She was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood in Northern New York and was Director of Education & Training at Cortland Memorial Hospital. She currently has Alzheimer‚s disease.|

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