Get the facts about Alzheimer's and Dementia
Cope with diagnosis, memory loss, and mood issues
Address important financial and legal issues
Uncover the symptoms and causes
If you or someone you love has Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, you may feel frightened, angry, and uncertain about what the future holds. This authoritative resource will answer your questions and serve as your trusted guide. It explains what you're dealing with, what to expect, how the disease progresses, how to talk to doctors, survival tips for caregivers, and much more.
Understand how the brain works
What to do if you're diagnosed
Guidelines for care facilities
How to build a care team
Manage financial and legal issues
Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia
If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape.
Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed-but a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable-no matter how severe their symptoms are.
Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia
Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia
Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia
Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses
Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.
by Michael Wasserman, Mark Edwin Kunik, Mary Kenan, and Patricia Burkhart Smith
Hoboken, NJ, Wiley
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