Forgetting The Memories: A Caregiver's Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

by Roy D. Steinberg, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781449055882
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781449055899

About the Book

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, robbing its victims of so much of themselves before the end. For caregivers facing this disease, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can sound like the ultimate tragedy, the disease that will rob us of our loved one by inches. It doesn't have to be. While Alzheimer's and related dementias are serious and not easily understood diseases, a new guide can help families negotiate the difficult scientific, emotional, and practical issues of dealing with the disease.

In a moving and easy to read format, Dr. Steinberg has laid out a true caregiver's guide to dealing with Alzheimer's disease, from the first signs to the final stages. Incorporating science, real-life case studies from his practice and from his extensive experience as a nationally recognized seminar speaker, as well as from his personal journey coping with his mother's illness, Dr. Steinberg leads the reader through a learning and healing process.

In a candid and personal sharing of his experience, Dr. Steinberg helps the reader clearly understand what to expect, when to ask for help, how to cope with the changes and the inevitable pressures within the family, and how to continue to love as a loved one's disease threatens family stability and well-being. With his profound knowledge of the disease, its treatment and manifestations, and his great love and tenderness as the son of an Alzheimer's patient, Dr. Steinberg has created a truly memorable work.


About the Author

ROY D. STEINBERG, PhD, is a geriatric psychologist in New Jersey where he maintains a private practice devoted to serving older adults and their caregivers. He received his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley, and is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and California. Dr. Steinberg provides evaluation, consultation and psychotherapeutic services to older adults in nursing homes, assisted living and medical facilities. Dr. Steinberg also provides consultation, educational, and counseling services to families and other caregivers of older adults to facilitate understanding and coping with the process of dementia.

Dr. Steinberg is a highly sought out expert in the field of geriatric psychology for diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of Dementia.

Dr. Steinberg has been featured in numerous media venues, including television, radio, and print, and is a nationally recognized speaker for professionals and laypersons, focusing on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, and increasing the attention on caring for the caregivers.