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the alzheimer’s answer book

Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Alzheimer’s Answer Book is a much-needed resource, and is full of sound advice and immediate guidance. Explains confusing medical lingo, and provides straightforward answers.

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33468 Alzheimer's Answer Book
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Charles Atkins, M.D.

Explains confusing medical lingo, and provides straightforward answers.

All caregivers, and families, touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia face an overwhelming number of emotional decisions.  Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Alzheimer’s Answer Book is a much-needed resource, and is full of sound advice and immediate guidance. 

Written by an experienced doctor, who began his career as a geriatric psychiatrist, this book helps answer questions such as:  What are the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia?  What preparations need to be made immediately after diagnosis? Are there medications to help slow the progress of the disease?  How can I tell if the person is in pain? How can I avoid caregiver burnout? Where can I find resources and support?

Table of Contents

  1. What are Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
  2. Dementia Basics
  3. Getting a Diagnosis
  4. The Dementia Evaluation
  5. Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia
  6. Treatments
  7. Taking Care of the Whole Person
  8. Medications
  9. Emotional and Behavioral Changes
  10. Keeping Your Loved One Safe
  11. Understanding Medicare
  12. Understanding Medicaid
  13. Advance Directives
  14. Other Legal and Financial Issues
  15. Nursing Homes and Extended Care Facilities
  16. Caring for the Caregiver
  17. If You’ve Been Diagnosed
  18. The Family
  19. Hope for the Future

Appendix A:  Chapter-by-Chapter References

Appendix B:  Resources

Appendix C:  Geriatric Questionnaire

Appendix D:  State-by-State Guide to Resources and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs

Paperback; 352 pages.