A Look Inside Alzheimer's
Marjorie N. Allen, Susan Dublin, Patricia J. Kimmerly
160 pp Paperback
eISBN 9781617051470 |
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A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.
Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.- return to top -
Reviews"A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a wonderful resource that helps demystify Alzheimer's disease and should be read by all. It offers a rare look into how not just family is affected by the disease but also how the individual that suffers from the disease is impacted. Sue and PJ offer insight into a disease that is not well understood. A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a must-read."- Ashley LeBeau, Assistant Administrator, Hillcrest Commons: An Affiliate of Berkshire Healthcare Systems
"In this book, the public gets a full picture of what it means to live with Alzheimer's disease. The messages from Sue and PJ are straightforward and enlightening. This book is a 'must-read' for persons with early onset of Alzheimer's disease,
their health care providers, families, and friends." -Patricia Callone, Caring Concepts, Inc., and co-author of
Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease
"A Look Inside Alzheimer's should be read by all. Authors Allen, Dublin and Kimmerly help us to understand what really happens to someone with Alzheimer's disease, and how their caregivers cope. A great read that deals with a difficult subject with honesty, sensitivity, and true emotions."-Bea Cowlin, LSW, Caregiver Coordinator, Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc., Pittsfield, MA
"A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a book written from the heart of those who have Alzheimer's disease. They document their experiences of the day-to-day challenges that the disease presents to them. Various scenes written by the authors and their family members give the reader insight into how society can create opportunities to offer individuals with dementia a sense of dignity and importance and to always nurture the essence of the person within." -Connie Kudlacek, Caring Concepts, Inc., and co-author of Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzle, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease- return to top -
3. What is Alzheimer's?
4. Early Signs
5. What Happens When You're Diagnosed?
6. Making Practical Decisions
7. Coping from Day to Day
8. The Role of Caregivers
9. Where Do We Go From Here?
10. Resources- return to top -
About the Authors
Marjorie N. AllenMarjorie N. Allen is an accomplished author of books for both children and adults. Marjorie worked as a unit coordinator at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was faced with Alzheimer's when her husband was diagnosed in 2008.Susan DublinSusan Dublin has an RN/BS in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. She currently lives with her husband, Gary, in DeWitt, NY. Susan is in her early fifties and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She has spoken widely on the topic for support groups.Patricia J. KimmerlyPatricia J. (PJ) Kimmerly has an MS in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab and Adult Education from Syracuse University. She was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood in Northern New York and was Director of Education & Training at Cortland Memorial Hospital. She currently has Alzheimer's disease.