Caregiving In Alzheimer's And Other Dementias

Paperback | April 28, 2015

byEric PfeifferForeword byGayle Sierens

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Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients suffering from all forms of dementia, here distills the wisdom of those years for the benefit of caregivers confronting some of life’s most challenging days. Dr. Pfeiffer’s genuine compassion and wise advice are certain not only to reduce caregiver stress but also to improve the patient’s quality of life.
 
In these pages are specific tips for all stages of caregiving, from the initial realization of the problem through mild, moderate, and severe stages of dementia, and even beyond, when a caregiver begins to resume a full life after the patient’s death. Dr. Pfeiffer identifies specific problems and provides practical solutions. He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.

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Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients s...

Eric Pfeiffer, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and founding director of the Eric Pfeiffer Suncoast Alzheimer’s Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has been repeatedly honored for his work in geriatric psychiatry and is the author of major medical textbooks as well as popular consumer health books. He l...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300207980

ISBN - 13:9780300207989

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“Bracing in its ability to be clear-eyed and reassuring at the same time. If I were coming fresh to the terrifying diagnosis of dementia in a loved one, this is the kind of voice I would want in my ear.”—Barbara Peters Smith, Sarasota Herald Tribune