I Love Someone with Dementia... So Why Am I Losing My Mind?: A Practical Guide

I Love Someone with Dementia... So Why Am I Losing My Mind?: A Practical Guide

by Beth Friesen RN


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How did it begin for you? In our family, we went through theories to explain it all away. This game went on for at least a year or two before one day, it clicked. Mom had Alzheimer’s.

This book is meant to be a guide to help you and those you love navigate the overwhelming diagnosis of dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Dementia, and the months and years that follow. It includes what we wish we had known, what we learned, and the resources that helped us along the way.

“This book is an excellent and practical guide to help you navigate this tough challenge from the beginning to the end.” —Suzy Nootz, MSN, RN, CDP, Country House Residence for Memory Care

“An empathic and helpful guide in understanding and negotiating the process of recognizing, diagnosing, treating, and coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s Dementia.” —Dr. Robert G. Arias, PhD, Arias Neuropsychology & Behavioral Medicine, PC

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945834080
Publisher: Vacin Communications Inc./DBA Infusionmedia
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 613,779
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

CHAPTER 1 - Dementia and Alzheimer’s Basics

CHAPTER 2 - Signs, Symptoms, and Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

CHAPTER 3 - Getting a Diagnosis

CHAPTER 4 - Now What?

CHAPTER 5 - Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, and Other Important Matters

CHAPTER 6 - Restructuring Everyday Life

CHAPTER 7 - Support for the Caregiver

CHAPTER 8 - Practical Tips through the Stages

CHAPTER 9 - Living Arrangements

CHAPTER 10 - Assisted Living and Memory Care

CHAPTER 11 - End-of-Life Decisions

CHAPTER 12 - Grieving

CHAPTER 13 - Where We Are Going

Resources 75

Discussion Questions 77

About the Author 81

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