Caregiving for Alzheimer's disease and dementia is unique from caring for other medical conditions. In time, the patient is unable to help in his own care, even to follow such simple instructions as 'stand up' or 'sit down,' creating a difficult situation for everyone. When the Doctor Says, "Alzheimer's," and Alzheimer's Surgery, and Through the Looking Glass were written to address many of the resultant problems in a simple to follow, non-technical fashion, with the caregiver, patient and family in mind.
When The Doctor Says, "Alzheimer's" is the ultimate easy-to-understand, caregiver-to-caregiver basic guide to caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. It takes the reader from the first vague symptoms through all ensuing stages, and includes countless Web sites and phone numbers to locate additional help for specific problems. The book has been endorsed by Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center.
Alzheimer's Surgery is about the Alzheimer's spouse; an intimate portrait of a normal, healthy, active man who gets Alzheimer's disease, how it affects him, his family, and all who loved him. Eventually he has a surgery that reverses many of the most serious Alzheimer's symptoms. While neither a cure nor prevention, it significantly eased his life and that of his wife and caregiver. A tender love story.
Through the Looking Glass is a compilation of five years of a monthly Alzheimer's column written for Today's Senior Magazine. It clearly explains: the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, whether memory loss is aging or Alzheimer's, hallucinations and delusions, diagnosis, myths, placement or home care, bathing, eating, wandering, falling, feeding tubes, driving, hospice and much much more. An indispensible resource for family and caregivers.
Alzheimer's Surgery: An Intimate Portrait
When The Doctor Says,"Alzheimer's"
Your Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's & Dementia
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Through the Looking Glass
This 'Reader Friendly' Web site was designed in accordance with guidelines from the National Institute on Aging, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health. Both this Web site and the books are set in larger type to make reading easier on the eyes.
We hope that your visit to this Web site will give you an idea of what you'll find in the books, that you will gain a clearer insight into what Alzheimer's and dementia really are and what's involved in their caregiving. Understanding symptoms and conditions will help make your caregiving a little easier.
Please feel free to print out any helpful information from this Web site to post on the fridge, share with others, or put into a file. Always remember to take good care of yourself, nothing is more important.
"All About Alzheimer's" Monthly
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Interview: Coping with Caregiving - 20 May 2006
* Home * What you Need to Know * Words to Live By * Author's Notes*
* Endorsements * Foreword * Table of Contents * Sample Book Pages *
* Statistics * Stages of Alzheimer's * Save the Caregiver *
* Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Dementia, & Normal Aging *
* Driving * Delusions & Hallucinations *
* I Have Alzheimer's * Remarks & Reviews *
* You're in Good Company * Where to Buy the Books *
* And God Laughs *