A Turn for the Better! - What Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to Know
Windborne Press LLC, 2008
At Last! A book that offers hope for Alzheimer's sufferers and their caregivers! Caregivers will learn how to manage or eliminate: sundowning, unhappiness, depression and anger, withdrawal and isolation, insomnia and other nighttime difficulties, hiding (and losing) belongings, and wandering.The author's own father began showing signs of dementia fifteen years ago and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease ten years ago. The author's mother had been the sole caregiver until both parents arrived for a three month visit. This twenty-four hour a day exposure to her father's mood swings, habits, and mental abilities gave the author a rare opportunity to observe patterns and propose solutions. The book details her discoveries of ways to stabilize, and even improve his mental condition.The modifications the author devised were incorporated into her father's daily routine, and have resulted in significant improvements in both his emotional state and his mental abilities!Equally important, Ms. Leffler's mother is much less stressed, and though both parents are in their eighties, they continue to live on their own, and care for themselves!The more than four dozen non-medical tips and techniques outlined in the book are based on commonsense concepts, and can easily be incorporated by caregivers into any daily routine.110 pages, Large Print
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