This book is designed to teach caregivers about dementia, what it is, what causes it, available treatments, and what to expect as the illness progresses. It discusses the unique experiences of caregivers, their needs, and how to care for themselves, as well as the puzzling and sometimes problem behaviors that people with dementia may experience. There is information to help with end of life decisions, after death, and extensive resources to help caregivers cope.
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Dr. Nelson is a Clinical Geropsychologist (a specialist in working with older adults), who works in the Geropsychiatry program at the Topeka, Kansas VA Medical Center. In addition to his clinical duties, DR. Nelson helps train new psychologists, is chairman of the hospital Ethics Committee, teaches, conducts workshops, consults and writes.Review:
"...a very valuable new resource book that should be required reading for every caregiver." -- Eloise Rathbone-McCuan, Ph.D.
"Day by Day" belongs in the home of every caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease...
Marcene Grimes -- Topeka Capital-Journal, November 14, 2004
"This is an ambitious work that will be a comprehensive resource for caregivers." -- Susan Czapiewski, M.D.
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Book Description R. E. Nelson and Associates, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0974963607