What Happens Next?: A Booklet about Being Diagnosed with Alzheimer¿s Disease Or a Related Disorder
About 4.5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer¿s disease, & almost half of them -- nearly 2.2 million people -- are in the early stages of the disease. In the years to come, these numbers are expected to grow. More & more resources are available to help people with early-stage dementia cope with their feelings & the practical aspects of everyday life. Early-stage support groups are one of these resources. Here, you¿ll find firsthand views about a diagnosis, what to expect, how to talk with others about the disease, & more. You¿ll also find a list of helpful organizations that offer written materials about dementia, information about support groups & services, & ways to get involved in research that may help others in the future. Illustrations.
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