A Look Inside Alzheimer's

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A Look Inside Alzheimer's

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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.

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Product Details

  • Publication Date September 18, 2012
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303465

About The Author(s)

Marjorie Allen

Marjorie 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 Dublin

Susan 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 Kimmerly

Patricia 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.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Introduction
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