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- DescriptionWinner of the Parenting/Family - Nonfiction category of the Global ebook Awards. You have become the caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. You may have been dreading this for some time, or you may have been surprised when this responsibility was thrust upon you. Maybe you kw you are among 11 million family caregivers caring for 5 million Alzheimer's patients in the United States, but those numbers don't make you feel any less alone. Perhaps you don't kw anything about the disease, but most likely, you kw just eugh to realize that you are facing new and difficult challenges. Your loved one has exhibited short-term memory loss and behavioral changes. You're relieved to kw the reason for the changes, but you're overwhelmed with the responsibility of caregiving. You want to give your loved one the best care possible, but you don't kw how to deal with the new and sometimes bizarre behaviors. If you see yourself in the description above, this guide is just what you need. You can read it from cover to cover in an hour or so and find simple, efficient, practical tips to help you with everything from activities of daily living to laughter and enjoyable activities. Keep it handy to refer to specific sections as your loved one's disease progresses and you face new situations. Learn how to care for your loved one and yourself and how to make the best of your time together.
- Author BiographyNancy Nicholson traveled a circuitous route to her present position as a licensed social worker. She dropped out of college to go to work and spent years in a variety of careers, including nurse's aide, career counselor, and operations manager of an interior landscape company. When her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she became one of several family caregivers. She watched her father deteriorate from a highly intelligent, strong, and independent man to a body lying in a nursing home bed, not recognizing anyone and unable to control his bodily functions. She also saw the toll the disease took on her mother, the primary caregiver, and the other family caregivers. What she saw made such an impact on her that she decided to return to college and devote her life to caring for the elderly, particularly patients with dementia. She graduated from Texas A&M International University with the degree Bachelor of Social Work and earned her license as a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker. For the past seven years, she has worked for a chain of nursing homes, first as a social worker in a facility and currently as a social services consultant, where one of her primary duties is training nursing home staff.
- Author(s)Nancy Nicholson
- PublisherLillie's Lovely Little Publishing Company
- Date of Publication30/11/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectFamily & Health: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLillie's Lovely Little Publishing Company
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight95 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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