Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

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Perseus Pub., 2002 - Health & Fitness - 396 pages
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When people suffer from Alzheimer's disease, their family and friends usually must care for them and make decisions on their behalf, tasks that can be emotionally and physically draining. Backed by solid medical information about the specifics of the disease-from early signs, testing, and diagnosis to treatments and long-term care-this comprehensive guide will help family and caregivers alike be better prepared for the unique challenges ahead of them. An invaluable resource, Alzheimer's Disease explains how to cope with the many feelings provoked by the disease and provides practical care advice including ways to communicate and to make life safe and comfortable for the Alzheimer's patient.

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Lenore S. Powell, Ed.D., is a psychotherapist who specializes in counseling people affected by a family illness. She has been affiliated with the New York University Medical Center, the College of New Rochelle, and the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. Katie Courtice is a free-lance writer in the New York area.

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