Although one in ten Americans over 65 has
Alzheimer’s, it remains one of the most hidden, misunderstood diseases the
world has ever known. Neither a cure,
nor technical medical advice, this handy book, written by a caregiver with over
ten years personal experience and research caring for her husband, has some of
the best first-hand advice you’ll ever come by. Because patients appear so normal, no one believes anything is
wrong. Even cognitive tests can’t show
the full extent of its devastation on the patient and the family. Although the stigma is lessening,
Alzheimer’s continues to be elusive, embarrassing and difficult to deal
with. When it sneaks into a family, few
know where to turn: What caused it?
Will I get it? He keeps falling.
He’s violent! Why isn’t there a cure?
The doctor doesn’t understand.
What’s an MRI, MMSE? How can the
caregiver survive? I feel so
guilty. Not every anguished question
has an answer as yet, but many of them do, and understanding how to deal with
much of it can be found in “When the Doctor Says, ‘Alzheimer’s’--”.
It’s a valuable must have, easy to understand finger-tip resource book
for anyone involved in this overwhelming, confusing disease.