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Alzheimer's & Dementia For Dummies

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Published: April 25, 2016

Overview

Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia

If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape.

Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed—but a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable—no matter how severe their symptoms are.

  • Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses

Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.

Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia

If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape.

Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed—but

a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable—no matter how severe their symptoms are.
  • Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses

Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia is scary. Your loved one’s life and your relationship with him or her will drastically change. As a caregiver, you may become overwhelmed with what to do and how to give your loved one the best care he or she needs. This Cheat Sheet can give you some helpful tips to identify early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and how you can find the care setting your loved one needs.

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