The Alzheimer’s Answer Book
|Alzheimer's Answer Book
Charles Atkins, M.D.
Explains confusing medical lingo, and provides straightforward answers.
All caregivers, and families, touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia face an overwhelming number of emotional decisions. Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Alzheimer’s Answer Book is a much-needed resource, and is full of sound advice and immediate guidance.
Written by an experienced doctor, who began his career as a geriatric psychiatrist, this book helps answer questions such as: What are the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia? What preparations need to be made immediately after diagnosis? Are there medications to help slow the progress of the disease? How can I tell if the person is in pain? How can I avoid caregiver burnout? Where can I find resources and support?
Table of Contents
- What are Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
- Dementia Basics
- Getting a Diagnosis
- The Dementia Evaluation
- Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia
- Taking Care of the Whole Person
- Emotional and Behavioral Changes
- Keeping Your Loved One Safe
- Understanding Medicare
- Understanding Medicaid
- Advance Directives
- Other Legal and Financial Issues
- Nursing Homes and Extended Care Facilities
- Caring for the Caregiver
- If You’ve Been Diagnosed
- The Family
- Hope for the Future
Appendix A: Chapter-by-Chapter References
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Geriatric Questionnaire
Appendix D: State-by-State Guide to Resources and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
Paperback; 352 pages.