+612 9045 4394
Living with Alzheimers and Other Dementias : After the Diagnosis - Kylie Ladd

Living with Alzheimers and Other Dementias

After the Diagnosis

Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.

Dementia is becoming a major problem for western society including Australia. Approximately 165,000 Australians have been diagnosed with dementia and around 20,000 new cases diagnosed annually. As the population ages that number will increase significantly.

Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias covers the needs relating to ‘After the Diagnosis’:

* Making the Diagnosis – Information and Support – Medications – Accommodation
* Driving – Everyday Care – Finances – Medication and Health – Memory and Language Aids
* Coming to Terms with the Diagnosis – Behavioural Change – Looking After
* Yourself – Key Resources – Accommodation and Respite – Legal Planning etc….

You, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Chances are, through your shock and alarm your mind is teeming with questions. What will happen to me? Does this mean my husband will have to go into a nursing home? Can I still drive? Is it OK for my mother to continue to babysit my children? Are there any pills that can help? And most of all, what on earth should I do next?

This publication aims to answer all these questions as well as many others. It is almost impossible to take in or even touch on all that you need to know at the time of diagnosis. (Perhaps some questions only came to mind days after you had left the doctor’s office.) With this book the authors aim to fill in those gaps and provide you with some answers and suggestions. They hope that you will be able to use this book as a guide in the weeks and months following a diagnosis to aid you and your family in understanding dementia, coming to terms with the situation and planning for the future.

Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias has been recommended by Alzheimer’s Australia.

Kylie Ladd

Kylie Ladd is a freelance writer whose essays and articles have appeared in The Age, Griffith Review, Etchings, O magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Medicine, Sydney’s Child, and Readers Digest, amongst others. In 2006 she co-authored Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias (Michelle Anderson Publishing), and in 2008 co-edited Naked: Confessions of Adultery and Infidelity (Allen and Unwin).

She holds a PhD in neuropsychology and continues to work in public and private practice in this field.

Kylie loves reading, swimming, running, the beach, reading, eating, reading, her PC and reading. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, Craig, and two young children.

Her first novel After the Fall met with critical acclaim. Last Summer is eagerly awaited.

The Booktopia Book Guru interviewed Kylie click here to read and recommends you follow Kylie on Twitter - click here

Visit Kylie Ladd's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780855723705
ISBN-10: 085572370X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 30th April 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38