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Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book Anatole Crane

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book

Anatole Crane

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Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SHARE THEIR STORIESD is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia. InMoreReplete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SHARE THEIR STORIESD is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages.Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are:Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parentDealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranoia to hallucinations and impulsive behaviorKeeping dementia sufferers meaningfully involved in lifeHandling the emotions and stresses of caregivingSeeking help through support groups and other sources, including medical professionals, clergy, and other family members The authors, who have both been caregivers themselves, augment their interviewees stories with connective commentary and their own personal stories. A useful resource section is included to refer readers to associations and help-lines.Author BioMain DescriptionReviewsTable of Contents