By Patricia B. Smith

ISBN-10: 0764538993

ISBN-13: 9780764538995

An envisioned four million individuals are dwelling with Alzheimer’s disorder (AD) in the USA at the present time, with nearly 370,000 new instances clinically determined each year. advert sufferers dwell anyplace from five to twenty years after their prognosis; and their lack of ability to deal with themselves grows extra dramatic because the sickness progresses, developing profound implications for his or her households and healthcare prone. Its effect on households in the course of the caregiving years is overwhelming.

If you've got a loved one or shut good friend who’s being affected by Alzheimer’s affliction and you’re trying to find present, helpful info, then Alzheimer’s For Dummies is for you. This reference consultant is also worthy if you

  • Need to understand extra approximately its analysis and treatment
  • Want to maintain your self whereas caring for your enjoyed one
  • Are no longer the first caregiver yet need to know easy methods to help
  • Want to grasp how Alzheimer’s ailment goes to impact you and your enjoyed one

Alzheimer’s For Dummies takes a practical examine Alzheimer’s sickness, what it really is and what it isn’t. It deals pertinent, easy-to-understand recommendation for facing the myriad concerns and obligations fundamental caregiver needs to imagine whilst coping with an Alzheimer’s sufferer. Here’s a sampling of the knowledge you’ll locate during this worthy guide:

  • Maneuvering via scientific, criminal, and monetary tangles
  • Distinguishing advert from different mind illnesses and clinical conditions
  • Handling the fears which may accompany the diagnosis
  • Evaluating present drug treatments; staring at out for scams and quack treatments
  • Finding the easiest medical professionals; facing legal professionals and CPAs
  • Looking at Medicare regulations
  • Evaluating the price of care
  • The present country of analysis, prognosis, and treatment

Television character Leeza Gibbons, whose mom used to be bothered with advert, writes within the foreword of this publication, “There is not any upside to protecting your head within the sand. This publication is a vital step on your new struggle. Arm your self with the information watching for you in those pages. it is going to assist you locate solutions and assets as you comply with your new reality.”

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As AD progresses, you realize you’re not seeing just occasional forgetfulness but a pattern of steadily worsening memory loss. With more advanced AD, your loved one may have trouble recalling familiar people and places as well as forming new memories; recent events seem to drift away as soon as they’re over. Other problems in thinking due to AD Of course, memory loss is not the only cognitive symptom your loved one may display. As you know, a diagnosis of AD can’t be made if only memory is affected.

Text next to this icon is difficult or complicated medical information. Feel free to skip it. This icon points out little snippets of information that guide you to interesting Web sites or tell you easier ways to get things done. Whatever you do, don’t skip paragraphs that have this icon attached. Warnings alert you to scams, dangerous situations, and other pitfalls to avoid. Reading this info can help you protect your loved one and yourself. We use this icon to flag information that you ought to keep in mind.

In addition, Ms. Smith serves as a medical reporter for Houston Northwest Medical Center, which for the past two years has been the only hospital in Houston named to the prestigious annual 100 Top Hospitals in America list. In 1984, Ms. Smith lost her beloved mother to Alzheimer’s and in 1995, her favorite aunt lost her battle with the disease. The two deaths fueled Ms. Smith’s desire to learn as much as she could about Alzheimer’s and share that information with people dealing with the same problems and decisions her own family faced.

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