There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's

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9780399145711: There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's

The first major care-giver's guide to Alzheimer's Disease since The 36-Hour Day uses family profiles to show how people cope with, treat, and possibly even prevent this common ailment.

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The author of fifteen health books, including Nature's Cures and The Healing Herbs, Michael Castleman is a widely read health journalist.

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"A comprehensive guide to what we know about Alzheimer's disease. The book is unique in providing a helpful review of controversial topics such as the use of alternative therapies and potential ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A must read for anyone interested in Alzheimer's disease." -- William E. Haley, Ph.D., professor and Chair, Department of Gerontology, University of South Florida

"The book provides a list of early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, detailed discussion of treatments, as well as background on the disease ranging from its history to up-to-date scientific findings about its biology and progression. It also offers practical advice for caregivers, as well as various caregiver options when home care is no longer viable. The book features a series of profiles which demonstrate the human side to the disease and the ways it touches those struggling with it. The profiles vary from caregivers to patients afflicted with Alzheimer's disease." -- Staten Island Advance, January 31, 2000

"This absorbing, easy to read book provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about Alzheimer's Disease and ways of coping with its daily challenges. The real-life stories are powerful testimonies that show how patients and families who often lack basic information about the disease and the strategies that can preserve their own well-being." -- Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., Director, Community and Homecare Research Division, Thomas Jefferson University, and Director for Research, Senior Health Institute, Jefferson Health System

"With authority and compassion, they cover everything from the history of the disorder to its warning signs, stages, and treatments-including new pharmaceutical and complementary therapies. The chapters focusing on caregivers will especially helpful for patients' loved ones; other sections present heartfelt profiles of Alzheimer's sufferers (including one man's moving reflections as he become increasingly afflicted with the disease) and their families." -- Country Living's Healthy Living, January/February 2000

From "An outstanding new guide with the latest insights on coping with the tragedy of dementia in the family." -- Jerome Yesavage, M.D., professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

From "There's Still a Person in There" contains thorough, easily readable information that should inspire hope in patients and their families. Combining the latest in medical knowledge with a case history approach, the authors present what is known about new drugs and other helpful strategies for managing behavioral problems associated with dementia. The information about ethnic elders and people of color and dementia is an especially novel and welcome addition to books on dementia." -- Marcia Ory, Ph.D., MPH, Chief, Social Science Research on Aging, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging.

From "There's a Still a Person in There" reflects the latest thinking in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, management and care. This is an important and valuable resource for professionals and families." -- David Troxel, MPH, coauthor of The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, and Director, Santa Barbara Alzheimer's Association

This is the most up-to-date and complete single guide for caregivers available today. It blends expert science reporting with intimate and detailed human stories, making for a wonderfully balanced presentation." -- Soo Borson M.D., professor and Director, Geropsychiatry Services Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center -- Soo Borson M.D., professor and Director, Geropsychiatry Services Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center

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