Few of us will be untouched by Alzheimer’s disease. There are more than 5 million people who have the disease in the US and Canada and it takes 3 to 5 to care for each one. The family members who care for them lose much of their independence as well as the loved one who requires their 24/7 attention. And when families deplete all their assets, the cost of care for their loved one must be taken over by the taxpayers.
Navigating Alzheimer’s.12 Truths about Caring for Your Loved One covers the most pressing questions on primary caregivers’ minds: What is the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s? How long will this go on and what happens next? Why does my loved one act so differently at different times;? How do I affect their behavior? How do I plan for special events with my loved one? Why do I feel such deep, ongoing depression? Why can’t I do things better? How do I handle comments from others who know little of what we are dealing with? What is the cost of caregiving? Where can I turn for help? Ad, what should I consider when looking for an assisted living home for memory care?
This little book is packed with important information for anyone with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, especially if they are their primary caregiver. It offers an honest picture of the reality of such caregiving as well as a good dose of hope and support.
Gold Medal Winner in the 2017 Illumination Awards
112 pages, paperback, $14.95, ISBN: 978-0-87946-989-4