Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Guide

Diana B. Watkins (Editor)

Series: Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
BISAC: MED011000

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Alzheimer’s disease is an illness of the brain. It causes large numbers of nerve cells in the brain to die. This affects a person’s ability to remember things and think clearly. People with AD become forgetful and easily confused. They may have a hard time concentrating and behave in odd ways. These problems get worse as the illness gets worse, making it more difficult for caregivers.

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is a challenge that calls upon the patience, creativity, knowledge, and skills of each caregiver. This book is for those who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. The goal is to improve home safety by identifying potential problems in the home and offering possible solutions to help prevent accidents. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Chapter 1 - Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging (pp. 1-86)
National Institute of Aging

Chapter 2 - Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease (pp. 87-112)
National Institute on Aging

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