Connecting the Dots: Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer's Advances

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New Harbinger Publications, Dec 2, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 232 pages
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If you have a loved one in the middle or late stages of Alzheimer's disease, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to communicate. This is especially the case when your loved one experiences dementia. But it's not impossible to maintain a real relationship with your friend or family member, even as his or her Alzheimer's advances.

In more than sixteen years of work with Alzheimer's patients and their families, author Judith London has learned how to 'connect the dots' of scattered information offered by people with Alzheimer's so that loved ones can understand the depth of feeling still present in them. Connecting the Dots reveals London's practical techniques for decoding the language of Alzheimer's to improve communication. With this book as your guide, you can better navigate your relationship with your loved one and keep a meaningful connection.

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's,this book will help you improve your loved one's quality of life.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
5
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
11
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
41
Chapter 6
49
Chapter 9
79
Chapter 10
85
Chapter 11
95
Chapter 12
101
Chapter 13
111
Chapter 14
129
Chapter 15
139
Chapter 16
151

Chapter 7
59
Chapter 8
67
Chapter 17
165
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About the author (2009)

Foreword writer Jane E. Brody writes the Personal Health column for The New York Times and is author of several books, including Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond, Jane Brody's Good Food Book, Jane Brody's Nutrition Book, and Jane Brody's Good Seafood Book.

Judith L. London, PhD, is a psychologist licensed in New York and California who has treated people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in public long-term care facilities for more than sixteen years. She has been adjunct professor at New York University, a stress management trainer and workshop leader, and a featured columnist on addictions. London conducts seminars on Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and maintaining brain health.

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