When a loved one shows signs of dementia, you will face challenges for which you feel ill-prepared. Dozens of decisions will need to be made:
The Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: What to Remember When They Forget provides a comprehensive look at Alzheimer's disease and tackles all these thorny questions with the best advice of an experienced doctor and a seasoned caregiver.
Part I reviews what Alzheimer's disease is, how it is diagnosed, and its expected progression. Part II offers practical advice for the day-to-day obstacles a caregiver might face during each stage of the disease. Part III provides suggestions on self-care to prevent caregiver burn-out. Part IV offers promising Alzheimer's research and the best advice from a top memory care center called Abe's Garden. The book ends with three humorous true stories about Alzheimer's patients.
Dr. Sally Willard Burbank is an internist with thirty years of experience doctoring dementia patients and their stressed-out caregivers. Sue Pace Bell is a seasoned caregiver who nursed her mother and husband--both Alzheimer's patients--until their deaths.