As a caregiver, you face a multitude of challenging situations and plenty of conflicting information concerning diagnoses, treatments, coping with everyday activities, and dementia itself. This easy-to-read book will give you the necessary resources to make practical and informed decisions regarding the best possible care for you and your loved one.
Written by a licensed clinical social worker with twenty-five years of experience working with families coping with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide offers useful and vital information on:
- Working effectively with health care providers to get the best treatment for your loved one
- Handling difficult behaviors that change over time
- Making the home safer using simple, low-cost tools and techniques
- Evaluating and choosing respite care and long-term care options, including adult day and home care services
- Finding legal and financial assistance
- Improving the quality of life for you and your family
Drawing from her own clinical and personal experience, Nataly Rubinstein guides you with humor and compassion through your caregiving journey. From tips on preparing for the first visit to the neurologist to advice on coping with changes in daily life, this comprehensive, 398-page book provides detailed and accessible information for all those caring for someone with memory loss.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias—The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide delves into understanding dementia, how to get an accurate diagnosis, the truth about medications, communicating with someone who has dementia, behavior management, options for respite care, addressing legal and financial matters and much more—including invaluable information on maintaining your own sanity and sense of balance while providing care for another.
Plus, the extensive resource listings included in the book address everything from finding and negotiating with government agencies and insurance companies to recommending tools for assistance—such as devices to locate missing objects, referrals to third party services and more.
No matter how matter how good a caregiver you are, you will walk away with new knowledge.