Alzheimer's from the Inside Out

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Health Professions Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 255 pages
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Richard Taylor has lived for five years with a diagnosis of dementia probably of the Alzheimer's type. A former psychologist, he is now a champion for individuals with early-stage and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Richard served on the board of the Houston and Southeast Texas Alzheimer's Association and is now a member of a special committee of the National Alzheimer's Association looking at how to evaluate and provide effective support to individuals in the early stages of the disease. He has started over 50 chat rooms worldwide for people with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones and he is also the editor of a quarterly newsletter for people with early-onset, early-stage Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Originally, Richard started writing essays to better understand for himself what was going on inside of him. He now writes to share his experiences with other individuals with the disease and their caregivers. His insights into himself and the disease are always honest, direct, poignant, and sometimes even witty. His essays have been published in Alzheimer's Care Quarterly. Flandres dog, Annie. His son and family live across the street from him. He spends his days playing with his two grandchildren, gardening, and writing.

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Alzheimers from the Inside Out

User Review  - bbonjc - Overstock.com

An extremely informative book from the patient perspective for the layman. It gave me some insight as to what was happening in my relatives brain. Also the suggestions as to how to respond to the ... Read full review

Great Insight!

User Review  - Sendy - Borders

This book is fantastic - shows another perspective of a very serious and sad disease. For many of us who concentrate of helping make things better - this book shows how the person going through the experience feels. Made me so much more aware of things my loved one may be going through. Read full review

Contents

What Is it Like to Have Alzheimers Disease?
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What Is It Like Not to Have Alzheimers Disease? 202
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Copyright

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Richard Taylor has lived for over five years with a diagnosis of dementia probably of the Alzheimer's type. A former psychologist, he is now a champion for individuals with early-stage and early-onset Alzheimer's disease.Richard served on the board of the Houston and Southeast Texas Alzheimer's Association and is now a member of a special committee of the National Alzheimer's Association looking at how to evaluate and provide effective support to individuals in the early stages of the disease. He has started over 50 chat rooms worldwide for people with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones and he is also the editor of a quarterly newsletter for people with early-onset, early-stage Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.Originally Richard started writing essays to better understand for himself what was going on inside of him. He now writes to share his experiences with other individuals with the disease and their caregivers. His insights into himself and the disease are always honest, direct, poignant, and sometimes even witty. His essays have been published in Alzheimer's Care Quarterly.Richard lives in Cypress, Texas with his spouse Linda and his Bouvier des Flandres dog, Annie. His son and family live across the street from him. He spends his days playing with his two grandchildren, gardening, and writing.

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