The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces

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Demos Medical Publishing, Sep 29, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 164 pages
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In the US 5.2 million people live with Alzheimer's disease, it is the sixth-leading cause of death and ten million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Alzheimer's often takes a bigger toll on the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer's, generally family members, loved-ones and friends.

Written by two caregivers with 55 years of experience, the book addresses the challenges caregivers face dealing with the behaviors of those they are caring for.

Through the use of diagrams, charts, examples, and stories the book will help caregivers to understand what their loved ones are going through. And what they, as caregivers, are going through as well. Although no one has all the answers to the puzzle of Alzheimer's yet, this book will help people to understand and give better care to persons living with and the people caring for them.

The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle shows

  • The basic concepts of Alzheimer's disease and its progression across the brain
  • What loved ones need as the disease progresses
  • Outlines three caregiving styles
  • Charts caregiving stages
  • Five healthy caregiving practices
  • How to give dignified, appropriate and safe care
  • How to be compassionate with others and forgiving of one's self
 

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

Each year, more information is available to help caregivers cope with this devastating illness. This book adds to the body of knowledge that can help all of us be more compassionate towards those who ... Read full review

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User Review  - saratoga99 - LibraryThing

The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Puzzle is a credible approach for a caregiver when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It is an excellent source of significant information which also is well ... Read full review

Contents

03880_Callone_Ch01_The Basics of Alzheimers Disease and Dementia
3
03880_Callone_Ch02_Stages of Alzheimers Disease Defined
15
03880_Callone_Ch03_The Enduring Self
33
03880_Callone_Ch04_Watch Out Potential Financial Exploitation or Abuse
43
03880_Callone_Ch05_Be Your Own Detective
63
Taking Care of YOU
87
03880_Callone_Ch06_Five Healthy Caregiving Practices
89
What Caregivers Need at Each Stage
101
03880_Callone_Ch08_Caregiving Styles
121
03880_Callone_Ch09_Potential Personal Pitfalls for Caregivers
137
03880_Callone_Ch10_Keeping Your Head Up
173
03880_Callone_Resources
189
03880_Callone_Index
193
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