Alzheimer's for Dummies

Alzheimer's for Dummies

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An estimated 4 million people are living with Alzheimer'sDisease (AD) in America today, with approximately 370,000 new casesdiagnosed every year. AD patients live anywhere from 5 to 20 yearsafter their diagnosis; and their inability to care for themselvesgrows more dramatic as the disease progresses, creating profoundimplications for their families and healthcare providers. Itsimpact on families during the caregiving years is overwhelming.

If you have a family member or close friend who'ssuffering from Alzheimer's Disease and you're lookingfor current, useful information, then Alzheimer's ForDummies is for you. This reference guide also is helpful ifyou

Need to know more about its diagnosis and treatment Want to take care of yourself while taking care of your lovedone Are not the primary caregiver but want to know how to help Want to know how Alzheimer's Disease is going to affectyou and your loved one

Alzheimer's For Dummies takes a realistic look atAlzheimer's Disease, what it is and what it isn't. Itoffers pertinent, easy-to-understand advice for dealing with themyriad concerns and responsibilities that a primary caregivermust assume when managing an Alzheimer's patient.Here's a sampling of the information you'll find inthis valuable guide:

Maneuvering through medical, legal, and financial tangles Distinguishing AD from other brain diseases and medicalconditions Handling the fears that may accompany the diagnosis Evaluating current drug therapies; watching out for scams andquack treatments Finding the best doctors; dealing with attorneys and CPAs Looking at Medicare regulations Evaluating the cost of care The current state of research, diagnosis, and treatment

Television personality Leeza Gibbons, whose mother was strickenwith AD, writes in the foreword of this book, "There is noupside to keeping your head in the sand. This book is a crucialstep in your new fight. Arm yourself with the knowledge waiting foryou in these pages. It will help you find answers and resources asyou adjust to your new reality."

Publisher: Indianpolis, Ind. : Wiley, c2004.
ISBN: 9780764538995
0764538993
Characteristics: xviii, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kenan, Mary
Kunik, Mark Edwin

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