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Title:
Caring for the Alzheimer patient : a practical guide
Author:
Dippel, Raye Lynne.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1991.
Physical Description:
xiii, 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780879756628

9780879756635
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Valuable information for families, friends, and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder that impairs the brain's functioning. Caring for the Alzheimer's Patient collects essays that were first presented by professionals at a conference in Texas. Although the papers have been edited for a general audience, a technical tone still dominates as the authors discuss the nutritional, ethical, legal, environmental, medical, physical, and other needs of the Alzheimer patient. Helpful suggestions are supplied regarding caring for the afflicted and dealing with caretakers' stress. Personal experiences supplied via anecdotes both lighten and illuminate the essays. Suggested readings follow each chapter; to be indexed. Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook is a much more systematically organized presentation. Gruetzner outlines the symptoms of the disease and its progressive stages, drawing clear and helpful distinctions between depression and Alzheimer's and exploding common myths about the condition. Basic suggestions for helping both patient and family members are also supplied. The text is enhanced by boldfaced summaries in the margins of each major passage. Gruetzner's advice is followed by a more technical exploration of current research, known causes, and possible treatment. A concisely written, essential resource. To be indexed. DPD.


Library Journal Review

Caring for the Alzheimer Patient , a compendium by experts, covers subjects ranging from evaluative diagnostic techniques to nutrition and exercise for Alzheimer patients. Advice in many chapters can be used most effectively by health professionals. Other topics such as the role of support groups, criteria for selection of a nursing home (including costs and Medicare and Medicaid payments), and legal considerations are particularly useful for family members. Writing in an engaging, anecdotal style, Gruetzner, founder of an Alzheimer's support group for families, gears his book primarily to lay people. He outlines phases of the disease and describes neurologic changes in a readily understandable manner that is enhanced by line drawings. He also covers drug regimens and possible side effects, and family adjustment and coping mechanisms. Several poems, composed by Maude S. Newton during moments of stress, add a poignant touch. Both books possess useful perspectives on the disease, but contain little new information not available in Confronting Alzheimer's Disease ( LJ 12/87), Rose Oliver and Frances Bock's Coping with Alzheimer's , and Understanding Alzheimer's , edited by Miriam Aronson (both LJ 2/1/88). Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Valuable information for families, friends, and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder that impairs the brain's functioning. Caring for the Alzheimer's Patient collects essays that were first presented by professionals at a conference in Texas. Although the papers have been edited for a general audience, a technical tone still dominates as the authors discuss the nutritional, ethical, legal, environmental, medical, physical, and other needs of the Alzheimer patient. Helpful suggestions are supplied regarding caring for the afflicted and dealing with caretakers' stress. Personal experiences supplied via anecdotes both lighten and illuminate the essays. Suggested readings follow each chapter; to be indexed. Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook is a much more systematically organized presentation. Gruetzner outlines the symptoms of the disease and its progressive stages, drawing clear and helpful distinctions between depression and Alzheimer's and exploding common myths about the condition. Basic suggestions for helping both patient and family members are also supplied. The text is enhanced by boldfaced summaries in the margins of each major passage. Gruetzner's advice is followed by a more technical exploration of current research, known causes, and possible treatment. A concisely written, essential resource. To be indexed. DPD.


Library Journal Review

Caring for the Alzheimer Patient , a compendium by experts, covers subjects ranging from evaluative diagnostic techniques to nutrition and exercise for Alzheimer patients. Advice in many chapters can be used most effectively by health professionals. Other topics such as the role of support groups, criteria for selection of a nursing home (including costs and Medicare and Medicaid payments), and legal considerations are particularly useful for family members. Writing in an engaging, anecdotal style, Gruetzner, founder of an Alzheimer's support group for families, gears his book primarily to lay people. He outlines phases of the disease and describes neurologic changes in a readily understandable manner that is enhanced by line drawings. He also covers drug regimens and possible side effects, and family adjustment and coping mechanisms. Several poems, composed by Maude S. Newton during moments of stress, add a poignant touch. Both books possess useful perspectives on the disease, but contain little new information not available in Confronting Alzheimer's Disease ( LJ 12/87), Rose Oliver and Frances Bock's Coping with Alzheimer's , and Understanding Alzheimer's , edited by Miriam Aronson (both LJ 2/1/88). Carol R. Glatt, Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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