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Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia | [Calistoga Press]

Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be frightening and overwhelming - and not just for the patient. Becoming the primary caregiver for a newly diagnosed loved one can be one of the most challenging - and one of the most rewarding - experiences possible. In Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia, you'll find a wealth of practical and useful information to help you and your loved one deal with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
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A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be frightening and overwhelming - and not just for the patient. Becoming the primary caregiver for a newly diagnosed loved one can be one of the most challenging - and one of the most rewarding - experiences possible.

In Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia, you'll find a wealth of practical and useful information to help you and your loved one deal with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Understand Alzheimer's is a guide to providing compassionate care for a spouse, parent, sibling, or friend, from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease until the end of life. Understand Alzheimer's is a comprehensive and thoughtful guide to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, with:

  • An in-depth explanation of the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease and what the diagnosis means
  • Checklists for how to prepare your loved one's surroundings for safety and ease of activities
  • Compassionate advice for managing your stress and finding the balance to keep you from feeling depressed, lonely, and isolated
  • A list of resources with information for supporting those with Alzheimer's disease, and organizations that can help build a caregiving network
  • A guide to Alzheimer's treatment options and a checklist for dealing with medical professionals
  • Helpful suggestions for managing the changes in your loved one's behavior
Living with Alzheimer's disease presents daily challenges for both the caregiver and patient. Understand Alzheimer's is a practical guide that helps you and your loved one cope with Alzheimer's while maintaining the best quality of life possible for both of you.

©2013 Calistoga Press (P)2014 Calistoga Press

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