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Living your best with early-stage Alzheimer's : an essential guide /
by Lisa Snyder.
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North Branch, MN : Sunrise River Press, c2010.
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283 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781934716038
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author
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North Branch, MN : Sunrise River Press, c2010.
isbn
9781934716038
catalogue key
9419653
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-275) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lisa Snyder is a clinical social worker and Director of the Quality of Life programs at the University of California, San Diego's Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, where she has worked with people with Alzheimer's and their families for more than 20 years. Her many years of expertise in facilitating support groups and other programs for people with early-stage Alzheimer's gives her intimate knowledge of the concerns, experiences, and coping strategies of people living with the diagnosis. She is author of the book Speaking Our Minds-What It's Like to Have Alzheimer's and editor of the international quarterly Perspectives-A Newsletter for Individuals with Alzheimer's or a Related Disorder.
Summaries
Main Description
Strategies for managing memory loss
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title provides a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It also looks at how to effectively manage symptoms, find meaningful activities, plan for the future, and much more.
Main Description
Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimers when symptoms are only mild. New drugs are under investigation to help slow progression of the disease, and there is hope on the horizon for more effective treatments to keep the disease at bay. Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimers, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimers are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease. Since the vast majority of books on Alzheimers are written to caregivers, persons with the diagnosis are in great need of a resource that speaks directly to their own experiences and concerns while providing strategies for managing their daily life. Living Your Best with Early-Stage Alzheimers: An Essential Guide fills an enormous void by providing a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, strategies for easier communication, participating in research and clinical trials, and much more. This book is a working guide to help the person with Alzheimers feel empowered to move forward in life in light of this challenging diagnosis.
Main Description
Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's when symptoms are only mild. New drugs are under investigation to help slow progression of the disease, and there is hope on the horizon for more effective treatments to keep the disease at bay. Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease. This book fills an enormous void by providing a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, strategies for easier communication, participating in research and clinical trials, and much more. This book is a working guide to help the person with Alzheimer's feel empowered to move forward in life in light of this challenging diagnosis.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 5
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 10
An Overview of Alzheimer's
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?p. 13
Understanding Your Reactions to the Diagnosisp. 23
Symptoms You Could Experiencep. 30
Your Family and Friends
Talking with Others about Alzheimer'sp. 41
Taking Care of Family Relationshipsp. 48
The Unique Concerns of Young-Onset Alzheimer's Familiesp. 56
Maintaining Friendships and Creating New Onesp. 66
Strategies for Effective Communication with Friends and Familyp. 72
Daily Living
Helpful Tips for Managing Memory Lossp. 80
Dealing Effectively with Other Symptomsp. 90
Improving the Safety of Your Home Environmentp. 97
Making Decisions about Drivingp. 104
If You Live Alonep. 112
Coping With Alzheimer's
Understanding and Managing Your Feelingsp. 121
The Benefits of Support Groups for You and Your Familyp. 133
Learning to Accept Help When You Need Itp. 142
Finding Meaningful Activitiesp. 150
Speaking Your Mind Through Advocacyp. 163
Maintaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
Boosting Your Physical and Mental Health Through Exercisep. 171
The Benefits of Mental Stimulationp. 178
Food for Thought: The Value of Good Nutritionp. 185
Maintaining Hope and a Sense of Humorp. 192
Taking Care of Your Care Partnerp. 200
Plans to Make Now and For the Future
Finding and Using Available Community Resourcesp. 209
Creating and Communicating with Your Healthcare Teamp. 215
Helpful Legal, Financial and Long-Term Planningp. 223
Maintaining an Ongoing Quality of Lifep. 232
Hopeful Possibilities in Treatment and Research
Progress and Trends in Treatment and Carep. 239
Complementary and Alternative Therapiesp. 247
Research Brings Hope for the Futurep. 256
Helpful Resourcesp. 265
Referencesp. 268
Indexp. 276
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