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Alzheimer's disease : a guide for families

Author: Lenore S Powell; Katie Courtice
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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To care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease is emotionally and physically draining. This highly-praised book, which grew from a therapist's work with caregivers, explains how caregivers can  Read more...

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Powell, Lenore S.
Alzheimer's disease.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1993
(OCoLC)892000458
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lenore S Powell; Katie Courtice
ISBN: 0201632012 9780201632019
OCLC Number: 26763194
Description: xiv, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Burden of Love --
Alzheimer's Disease: What It Is and What It Is Not --
Changes within the Brain --
Characteristics of the Disease --
Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease --
Other Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease --
Phases of Alzheimer's Disease --
Diseases with Similar Symptoms --
Theories of Aging in the Year 2000 --
Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease --
Factors in the Disease --
Is Alzheimer's a Vitamin B[subscript 12] Deficiency? --
Diagnostic Tests --
Treating the "Silent Epidemic": Research Developments --
Alternative Views of Alzheimer's Disease --
Ongoing Research --
New Choices in Natural Healing --
Preventing Alzheimer's --
Muscle Relaxation Benefits in Alzheimer's Patients --
Participating in Research --
Conflicting Interests in Research --
How Can We Prevent Brain Deterioration? --
An Uncharted Treatment for Alzheimer's Patients --
Alzheimer's Disease Is a Family Affliction --
Denial: Say It Isn't So --
Unconscious Denial --
Acknowledging the Problem --
Mutual Support Groups --
Anger: The Perplexing Emotion --
Why Does She Do Those Embarrassing Things? --
The Patient Isn't the Only Problem --
Understanding and Managing Anger --
Dealing with Frustration --
Spiritual Exercise: Dealing with Anger --
Depression: Longing for What Is Lost --
What Is Depression? --
Why Older People Get Depressed --
Sex, Intimacy, and Depression --
Stress Reactions in Caregivers --
Lifting the Depression --
Spiritual Exercise: Dealing with Depression --
Guilt: A Nagging Pain --
Conscious or Unconscious Guilt.
Responsibility: Lenore S. Powell with Katie Courtice.
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