Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One Without Getting Overwhelmed and Without Doing it All by Yourself
Dr. Ruth, a trusted name in relationship therapy, presents effective coping strategies for both the practical problems and emotional stresses of Alzheimer's care. More than 15 million Americans are responsible for the care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, a situation that can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed while trying to balance between the full-time needs of a dependent adult and the caregiver's own physical and mental health. The tactics and resources presented in this book build confidence in the caregiver and provide health-guided advice on how to avoid burnout, seek support from family and friends, resolve family disputes, maintain a loving relationship with a spouse or parent with Alzheimer's, manage behavior, and make the home a safe environment. Keeping the best interests of everyone involved in mind, the guide also details how to coordinate effectively with doctors, facilities, and other care providers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lothiriel2003 - LibraryThing
This is a great book. It's not as comprehensive as a book like The 36-Hour Day, but it is a great supplement. Dr. Ruth approaches the topic with her own, down-to-earth, realistic slant. She is caring ... Read full review
Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregivers: How To Care for Your Loved One Without Getting Overwhelmed…and Without Doing It All YourselfUser Review - Frances Mentch - Book Verdict
Iconic sex therapist Westheimer (coauthor, Sex For Dummies) has done it again! Thanks to this celebrity author's knack for making readers feel at ease with some of their most personal questions ... Read full review