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Alzheimer Disease and Aggression

Stones, Michael, Ghent-Fuller, Jennifer, Bell, Michael, Mallot, Olga, Clyburn, Leah, Stones, Lee, Kalopack, Pam

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ISBN 10: 1896691358 / ISBN 13: 9781896691350
Published by Captus Pr, 1997
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Title: Alzheimer Disease and Aggression

Publisher: Captus Pr

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Good

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This book is aimed to redress the lack of accessible information about Alzheimer disease and aggression. Whether readers are professional caregivers, such as home care practitioners, or informal caregivers, such as family members, they will find invaluable information in this book concerning frequent causes of agression, triggers and solutions.

Becoming an effective caregiver means learning to understand the new and changing world of the person with Alzheimer disease and responding to that world with empathy, compassion, good humour, and creativity. This book tries to show caregivers how to interpret that world, and how to manage and communicate effectively with a person who inhabits it.

A book about problem behaviour always runs the risk of portraying only negative aspects. An overemphasis on negatives may seem to reduce a person with Alzheimer disease to a bundle of problems in need of solutions. To balance between positives and negatives, the authors have interspersed among the chapters, short passages on two fictional characters, Sarah and John. The experiences of Sarah and John reflect the commonly encountered emotions and situations between people with AD and their caregivers -- mostly family members. Through these two characters, the authors hope to convey a message that though caregiving may have its downside, it brings abundant joys too. After all, the person being cared for is a loved one; an individual who fully deserves only the best in times of need.

To help readers wanting to undertake an in-depth study of Alzheimer disease and aggression, the book has included an extensive list of recent references from the research and professional literature of the past decade. Readers who are currently caring for a person with AD will find the list of agencies and support groups, which provide a variety of assistance, included at the end of the book, helpful.

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