Counseling the Alzheimer's Caregiver: A Resource for Health Care Professionals
An introductory chapter covers essential background information pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment and A D. It reviews the stages of AD in detail, including effects on the patient, the caregiver, and the role of the counselor. Subsequent chapters discuss assessing the caregiver and creating an intervention plan tailored to that individual's needs, including family and adhoc counseling, when appropriate. The final chapters offer practical advice for the counselor to offer when addressing the many issues surrounding caring for the AD patient. They also address aberrant behaviors, relationship-related issues, ways to seek support for the patient living at home, nursing home and other residential care information and finally end-of-life topics. Provides proven strategies to help caregivers deal with Alzheimer's Disease Drawing on lessons learned during 15 years of empirical clinical treatment intervention, this manual is an invaluable resource for health care providers who work with families caring for and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patient. Counseling the Alzheimer's Caregiver provides proven strategies to help caregivers deal with the enormous physical and emotional stress of caring for a loved one with AD and significantly improve the level of patient care. This resource outlines, in detail, the symptoms of AD at each stage and the roles of caregiver and counselor from the initial diagnosis to after the patient's death. It teaches health care providers how to create for caregivers individualized intervention plans that cover everything from managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of AD to maintaining their own well-being. The resource also provides information on formal support services for patients living at home, as well as guidance on making the decision to place the patient in a residential facility. More than 80 percent of AD patients receive care from family or other non-formal help
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