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

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Quill Driver Books, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 188 pages
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Winner of:
National Mature Media Awards - Silver, National Book Division

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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User 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 Yourself

User 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

About the author (2012)

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered frank and open discourse about sexual matters on the radio with her program Sexually Speaking, which expanded into a communications network that has included television, books, newspapers, games, home video, computer software, and the web. She is the author of more than 30 books. Pierre A. Lehu has been Dr. Ruth's minister of communications for 30 years, serving as her publicist and a coauthor. They have collaborated on more than a dozen books. They both live in New York City.

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