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Alzheimer's : a caregiver's guide and sourcebook

Author: Howard Gruetzner
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This updated guide leads you through the realities of caring for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease.
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Genre/Form: Electronic Books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Gruetzner
ISBN: 0471379670 9780471379676 9781620457733 1620457733 0471211710 9780471211716
OCLC Number: 46791040
Description: xv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Special aknowledgment --
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 --
Afterword --
Appendix A: worksheets --
Appendix B: self-help groups and organizations that can help --
Appendix C: Internet and world wide web resources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Howard Gruetzner.
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This updated guide leads you through the realities of caring for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease.

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