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The Alzheimer's Answer Book: Professional Answers to More Than 250 Questions about Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Q&A Is Alzheimer's disease hereditary? Are there memory exercises I should be doing now? Is all dementia Alzheimer's, or are there other forms? How do I make time for both my parent with Alzheimer's and my children? How long can someone live with this disease?All caregivers and families touched by Alzheimer's and dementia face a seemingly overwhelming number of emotional decisions. The Alzheimer's Answer Bookserves as a much-needed resource for you in this difficult time and is full of the sound advice and immediate guidance you need.Written by an experienced doctor who began his career as a geriatric psychiatrist, The Alzheimer's Answer Bookcovers such topics as: What are the causes of Alzheimer's and dementia What preparations do I need to make immediately after diagnosis? Are there medications available that help slow the progress of the disease? How can I tell if my parent is in pain? How can I avoid "caregiver burnout" when I'm constantly caring for a parent? Where can I find resources and support in my community? What are the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, and how do I know what insurance will and will not cover?Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Alzheimer's Answer Bookexplains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to all of your most pressing questions.
Product Details

Author: Charles Atkins

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Release Date: 2008-11-01

Pages: 352

ISBN: 1402213441

ISBN13: 9781402213441