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Title:
The dementia caregiver : a guide to caring for someone with alzheimer's disease and other neurocognitive disorders
Author:
Agronin, Marc E., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
viii, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer s disease or another neurocognitive disorder can be an unexpected, undesirable, underappreciated, and yet noble role. It is heartbreaking to watch someone lose the very cognitive capacities that once helped to define them as a person. But because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver and cope with the role's many daily challenges is to become well-informed about the disease. With the right information, resources, and tips on caregiving and working with professionals, you can become your own expert at both caring for your charge and taking care of yourself. In these pages, Marc Agronin guides readers through a better understanding of the changes their loved one may be going through, and helps them tap into the various resources available to them as they embark on an uncertain caregiving journey. Insisting that a caregiver also maintain his or her own health and well being, Agronin guides caregivers in their efforts to provide care, but to also look to themselves as recipients of care from themselves and others.
Language:
English
Contents:
Normal and abnormal cognitive changes -- Seeking an answer: State-of-the-art evaluation -- The spectrum of neurocognitive disorders -- Alzheimer's disease -- Vascular dementia -- Frontotemporal dementia -- Dementia with Lewy bodies -- Medical causes of neurocognitive disorders -- Caregiving during mild stages -- Caregiving during moderate stages -- Caregiving during advanced stages -- Depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and apathy -- Agitation and psychosis -- Dealing with common medical issues -- Caring for the caregiver -- Legal issues -- Long-term care -- Resources.
ISBN:
9781442231917
Format :
Book

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