||A warm, thoughtful guide updated with the latest breakthroughs and treatmentsThis essential sourcebook provides caregivers with a better understanding of the physical effects and behavioral problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s addresses the concerns of families, friends, and health care professionals about what to expect at each stage of the illness, treatment options, and managing emotions and stress. This updated and revised Third Edition of the national bestseller contains vital information on the latest treatments, including genetic breakthroughs, vaccines, drugs, vitamin and hormone therapies, and more. It includes the most recent international findings on the genetic origins of Alzheimer’s and the advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing. And it is packed with all the latest resources and listings of treatment support services for home health care, nursing home placement, treatment financing options, and more.Howard Gruetzner, MEd (Waco, TX), is Director of the Heart of Texas Region Mental Health Mental Retardation Center—Elder Services. He is also the founder of the region’s Alzheimer’s Family Support Group.
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||The landmark bestselling guide——now updated with the latest essential information||The third edition of this critically acclaimed guide leads you through the realities of caring for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s. The author, a nationally recognized authority, details the latest developments in treatment and care options and offers helpful, hopeful advice for getting through difficult challenges. Now fully revised and updated, this edition includes new chapters designed to help caregivers cope with stress and depression and offers information on the latest breakthrough research developments and treatments. Alzheimer’s speaks directly to your vital concerns, including:||||the symptoms and traits of Alzheimer’s, what to expect at each progressive stage, and how to respond to behavior problems||the full range of treatments and support services available, including tips on how to locate and finance them||ways to understand your feelings and the impact of grief||new information on managing caregiver stress and chronic depression in sufferers||the latest therapies and medical research||With its sensitive and in-depth examination, Alzheimer’s shows how to make the care you give more rewarding and effective and how to make the life of anyone caught in the grip of Alzheimer’s more loving and comfortable.||"Valuable information for families, friends, and caregivers. . . a concisely written, essential resource."–Booklist