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Alzheimer's : A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook

Alzheimer's : A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471379676

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ISBN13: 978-0471379676
ISBN10: 0471379670

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Alzheimer's : A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471379676

Howard Gruetzner

ISBN13: 978-0471379676
ISBN10: 0471379670

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Special Acknowledgment.

THE CAREGIVER EXPERIENCE.

  • What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
  • Symptoms and Phases of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Depression and the Person with Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Six Common Myths About Alzheimer's.
  • Coping: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Caregiver's Experience.
  • From Family Care to Alzheimer's Care: Preparing for Caregiving.
  • Understanding Behavioral Changes.
  • Stages of Family Adjustment.
  • Family Responses to Care.
  • Values, Beliefs, and the Caregiver Experience.
  • How to Respond Positively to Alzheimer's Behaviors.
  • Depression and the Alzheimer's Caregiver.
  • Coping with Ongoing Caregiver Stress.
  • Exploring Community Resources.

RESEARCH AND TREATMENT.

  • Abnormal Changes in the Brain.
  • Treatment Possibilities.
  • Psychiatric Medications and Dementia.
  • An Afterword.

Appendix A: Worksheets.
Appendix B: Self-Help Groups and Organizations That Can Help.
Appendix C: Internet and World Wide Web Resources.
Biblography.
Index.

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