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Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-18773-8
Paperback
456 pages
April 2016
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Alzheimer's and Dementia 5

CHAPTER 1: An Overview of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 7

CHAPTER 2: Spotting the Symptoms 17

CHAPTER 3: Considering Causes and Risk Factors 39

CHAPTER 4: Distinguishing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease from Other Medical Conditions 61

Part 2: Helping a Loved One Manage the Illness 71

CHAPTER 5: Receiving a Diagnosis 73

CHAPTER 6: Looking at the Tests Used to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease 95

CHAPTER 7: Understanding the Stages of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 111

CHAPTER 8: Eyeing Medical Treatments 125

CHAPTER 9: Considering Nonmedical Treatments 139

Part 3: Providing Care for Your Loved One 163

CHAPTER 10: Managing Your Loved One's Care and Day-to-Day Life 165

CHAPTER 11: Making Medical Decisions 205

CHAPTER 12: Addressing Legal Issues 217

CHAPTER 13: Working through Financial Issues on Behalf of Your Loved One 243

CHAPTER 14: Choosing Ongoing Care for Your Loved One 265

CHAPTER 15: Easing the Transition to New Surroundings 295

Part 4: Respite Care for the Caregiver 307

CHAPTER 16: Coping While Caregiving 309

CHAPTER 17: Finding Support 339

CHAPTER 18: Knowing What to Do If the Person with Dementia Goes into the Hospital 349

CHAPTER 19: Keeping Up with Work and Family as a Caregiver 355

CHAPTER 20: Helping When You're Not the Primary Caregiver 367

Part 5: The Part of Tens 377

CHAPTER 21: Ten Tips for Dealing with Dementia 379

CHAPTER 22: Ten Tips for Caregivers, Friends, and Families 387

CHAPTER 23: Busting Ten Myths about Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 395

APPENDIX: Resources for Caregivers 401

Index 407

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