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When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's : The Caregiver's Journey - Earl A. Grollman

When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's

The Caregiver's Journey

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Published: 1st November 1997
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For all whose lives are touched by the devastation of Alzheimer's disease, "When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's" offers guidance, comfort, and hope. This clear, compassionate guide explains: how Alzheimer's is diagnosed and what course it takes; how Alzheimer's affects memory, emotions, and behavior; which symptoms of Alzheimer's can be treated; the spiritual and emotional challenges that caregivers face; how to handle an Alzheimer patient's bizarre behavior; how to explain Alzheimer's to children; how to balance the patient's needs with your own; and when and where to seek help.

A unique combination of sensitive spiritual support and up-to-date factual knowledge. --Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., Harvard Medical School "As one of millions who has suffered with a family member struck by Alzheimer's, I welcome this book's solace and advice for others on this difficult journey. While we hope and fight for a cure that lies in the future, it is also important to deal with the present-and this fine book is here to help." --Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (Democrat, West Virginia)

"Simple, realistic, reassuring. . . . This is excellent counsel." --Ray Olson, Booklist

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Accepting the Diagnosis, Grieving the Lossp. 1
Beginning to Copep. 36
Finding Support: Family, Friends, and Othersp. 70
Achieving Compassion and Forgivenessp. 115
Questions and Answers about Alzheimer'sp. 185
Resourcesp. 155
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780807027219
ISBN-10: 0807027219
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: BEACON PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25