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Learning to speak Alzheimer's : a groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease

Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Koenig Coste
ISBN: 0618221255 9780618221257 9780618485178 0618485171
OCLC Number: 52493656
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The ticking meter --
Seeking a correct diagnosis --
What to expect : making the first decisions --
Habilitation, the new approach --
Seeing the world from the patient's perspective --
Tenet #1 : make the physical environment work --
Tenet #2 : know that communication remains possible --
Tenet #3 : focus on remaining skills --
Tenet #4 : live in the patient's world : behavioral changes --
Tenet #5 : enrich the patient's life --
Caring for the care partner --
Receiving home care --
Receiving care outside of a family home --
Inspiration --
Appendix. Good food for people with Alzheimer's.
Responsibility: Joanne Koenig Coste.
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A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.

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