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Caring for Alzheimer"s patients

a guide for family and healthcare providers

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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alzheimer"s disease.,
  • Alzheimer"s disease -- Patients -- Family relationships.,
  • Alzheimer"s disease -- Social aspects.,
  • Alzheimer"s Disease.,
  • Family.,
  • Self-Help Groups.,
  • Social Environment.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Gary D. Miner ... [et al.].
    ContributionsMiner, Gary.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC523 .C36 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 292 p. ;
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2036784M
    ISBN 100306431998
    LC Control Number88013001


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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive and irreversible, degenerative, fatal disease and is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.

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patient, and caring in your treatment of him. Simply maintaining a calm and upbeat approach can help keep a patient with a memory disorder content and happy and, therefore, easier to manage. About the Book Author. The American Geriatrics Society, (AGS).

The purpose of this SBU project was to use systematic database searches and a review of the scientific literature as a starting point to assess the current state of knowledge about dementia disorders from various perspectives. Those perspectives included occurrence, risk factors for development, diagnostics, care, ethical considerations, ethnicity and drug therapies, as well as the health.

Respite Care — It’s short-term care for the Alzheimer’s patient — either in a heath-care facility or an adult day center — that allows the caregiver to get a rest break or go on a vacation.

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