Forgetting the Memories: A Caregiver's Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 120 pages
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Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, robbing its victims of so much of themselves before the end. For caregivers facing this disease, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can sound like the ultimate tragedy, the disease that will rob us of our loved one by inches. It doesn't have to be. While Alzheimer's and related dementias are serious and not easily understood diseases, a new guide can help families negotiate the difficult scientific, emotional, and practical issues of dealing with the disease. In a moving and easy to read format, Dr. Steinberg has laid out a true caregiver's guide to dealing with Alzheimer's disease, from the first signs to the final stages. Incorporating science, real-life case studies from his practice and from his extensive experience as a nationally recognized seminar speaker, as well as from his personal journey coping with his mother's illness, Dr. Steinberg leads the reader through a learning and healing process. In a candid and personal sharing of his experience, Dr. Steinberg helps the reader clearly understand what to expect, when to ask for help, how to cope with the changes and the inevitable pressures within the family, and how to continue to love as a loved one's disease threatens family stability and well-being. With his profound knowledge of the disease, its treatment and manifestations, and his great love and tenderness as the son of an Alzheimer's patient, Dr. Steinberg has created a truly memorable work.

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