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1.
Alzheimer's & Dementia : Questions You Have...Answers You Need
by Jennifer Hay


Peoples Medical Society
Paperback
(April 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
WellnessBooks.com (reviews@wellnessbooks.com) , June 11, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Highly Readable Question and Answer Guide
A very useful question and answer format approach to this disease. Highly readable. I especially found the core chapters helpful. Read more

 


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Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks : A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's (Agendas for Aging)
by Lela Knox Shanks, Steven H. Zarit


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 193 pages
(January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
When the doctors told Lela Shanks that Alzheimer's would render her husband totally helpless, she was given no instructions on how to manage his disease at home. It was understood that Alzheimer's patients were destined for institutional care. Undaunted, she cared for Hughes at home for the next... Read more

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Alzheimer's : Caring for Your Loved Ones, Caring for Yourself
by Sharon Fish


Harold Shaw Pub
Paperback - 256 pages
(March 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Sharon Fish looks at the facts about Alzheimer's Disease and the realities caregivers face. All caregiver families or professionals will find up-to-date medical information and practical advice on how to cope with the demands of caregiving. Read more

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Alzheimer's: The Complete Guide for Families and Loved Ones
by Howard Greutzner


John Wiley & Sons
Paperback - 320 pages
(October 1997)
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The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Tremendous advances have been made in the care, management and understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Updated and revised, this title shows that caring for the Alzheimer's patient can be more positive than ever. Explores the latest advances and presents them in an easy-to-understand and immediately... Read more

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Alzheimers : Finding the Words : A Communication Guide for Those Who Care
by Harriet Hodgson, Harriet Hodgon


John Wiley & Sons
Paperback
(May 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
WellnessBooks.com, May 1, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
A great book on Alzheimers
A communication guide for those who care for people with Alzheimer's. It provides sensitive and practical advice regarding how to detect Alzheimer's, how to cope with the personality changes and deteriorating communication skills that are symptoms of this disease, and how to care for yourself... Read more

 


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Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions : Making Sense of the Journey
by Frena Gray-Davidson


Lowell House
Paperback - 256 pages
(February 1999)
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5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc.
Offers matter-of-fact answers and empathy to those close to someone with Alzheimer's disease. Explains signs and symptoms of the disease, discusses communication issues, explores how to cope with the emotional stress of caregiving, and gives practical advice on dealing with problem behaviors and on... Read more

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Designing for Alzheimer's Disease : Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments (Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design)
by Elizabeth C. Brawley


John Wiley & Sons
Hardcover - 336 pages
(May 1997)
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Examines essential design criteria in such key areas as lighting, color, acoustics, safety, and wayfinding. Important considerations involving room size, shape, use, and arrangement are covered, along with specific information on materials and furnishings selection<-- >from floor coverings and window... Read more

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Alzheimer's : A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook
by Howard Gruetzner


John Wiley & Sons
Paperback - 308 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (August 1, 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Tremendous advances have been made in the care, management and understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Updated and revised, this title shows that caring for the Alzheimer's patient can be more positive than ever. Explores the latest advances and presents them in an easy-to-understand and immediately... Read more

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Show Me the Way to Go Home
by Larry Rose


Elder Books
Paperback - 140 pages
(October 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Larry Rose was a vital, gifted engineer in his forties when Alzheimer's struck. In this first-person account, Rose shares his heartbreaking and sometimes heartwarming skirmishes with a disease he has been battling since its diagnosis in 1992. His resilience, courage, and optimism are phenomenal as... Read more

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The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers : A Practical Guide for Getting Through the Day (Lowell House)
by Frena Gray Davidson, Frena Gray-Davidson


Lowell House
Paperback - 252 pages
3rd edition (August 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Paula C Rinehart, MN, LPC (pcr529@earthlink.net) , March 19, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Your first choice book on Alzheimer's disease.
Frena Gray-Davidson is the ultimate "been there, done that" person in Alzheimer's care. Her book is a support group that can always be with you, ready to speak to the issues that concern you now and prepare you for what is likely to concern you in the future. All parts of this book will... Read more

 


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Alzheimer : A Handbook for the Caretaker
by Eileen Driskoll, Eileen Driscoll


Branden Books
Paperback - 155 pages
(April 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
It is a great manual written by a person who has spent a lifetime caring for these patients, from the onset of the disease until their passing. A great book for the caretakers, but especially helpful for family members, relatives and friends. Read more

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The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers : A Practical Guide for Getting Through the Day
by Frena Gray-Davidson, Frena Gray Davidson


Lowell House
Paperback
Updated edition (October 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Paula C Rinehart, MN, LPC (pcr529@earthlink.net) , March 19, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Your first choice book on Alzheimer's disease.
Frena Gray-Davidson is the ultimate "been there, done that" person in Alzheimer's care. Her book is a support group that can always be with you, ready to speak to the issues that concern you now and prepare you for what is likely to concern you in the future. All parts of this book will... Read more

 


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Alzheimer's Disease
by William Molloy(Contributor), et al


Firefly Books
Paperback - 208 pages
(October 1998)
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The publisher, Firefly Books , July 28, 1998
Finally, a Compassionate Guide for a Devastating Journey.
"Molloy is my kind of doctor, and the one for my parents too! What you need to do now is read this book - it is wise, practical and necessary. Help your parents and yourself. Read this book..."

----- Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D. Director, Alzheimer Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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Candle and Darkness : Current Research in Alzheimer's Disease
by Joseph Rogers


Bonus Books
Paperback - 166 pages
(April 1998)
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15.   Alzheimer's Disease : Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment
by Elwood Cohen


Keats Pub
Paperback - 256 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
1.5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Keats Publishing , July 9, 1999
A hopeful and pragmatic resource
Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment demystifies the stories and hype surrounding this illness and shows how new research and technological advances have transformed Alzheimer's into a preventable condition. Along with our improved ability to diagnose the disease long before... Read more

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Alzheimer's Disease & the Dementias : An Alternative Perspective : Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce
by David, M.A. McMillin


A.R.E. Press
Paperback - 96 pages
Reprint edition (September 1997)
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The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease
by Sylvia Nissenboim, Christine Vroman


Health Professions Pr
Paperback - 176 pages
(January 1998)
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Outlines an individualized approach to recreational activities with Alzheimer's patients, allowing caregivers to customize activities to the needs and abilities of a person at any stage in the disease. Offers 92 activities with directions, notes on supplies, and communication tips, designed to... Read more

18.   The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease
by Stephen G. Post


Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Hardcover - 142 pages
(November 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , May 1, 1996
Post (Center for Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve U.) examines the moral basis for humane and dignified care for people with dementia against the background of cultural trends that threaten such care. He addresses ethical issues of interest to health care professionals, families, and affected... Read more

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Alzheimer's Early Stages : First Steps in Caring and Treatment
by Daniel Kuhn, David A. Bennett


Hunter House
Paperback - 284 pages
(September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The first part of this important book offers a comparison of the normal aging pattern of the brain and what happens with Alzheimer's. It explains the difficulties of diagnosis, risk factors for developing the disease, treatments, and guidelines for prevention. The second part is devoted to practical... Read more

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Hard to Forget : An Alzheimer's Story
by Charles P. Pierce


Random House
Hardcover - 213 pages
(April 25, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Pierce, an imaginative but restrained writer, says that Alzheimer's disease is "a story that begins when a man disappears." His father, three uncles, and an aunt all died of Alzheimer's. Pierce, now 44 and the father of three children, understandably feels he is a sitting duck for the disease. Yet... Read more

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Living in the Labyrinth: A Personal Journey Through the Maze of Alzheimer's
by Diana Friel McGowin


Delta
Paperback
(November 1994)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
One woman's struggle to deal with the pain and frustrations of Alzheimer's provides a fearless look at a devastating mental illness and a poignant, upbeat memoir of life with a debilitating disease. Reprint. Read more

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Alzheimer's : The Answers You Need
by Helen D. Davies, Michael P. Jensen


Elder Books
Paperback - 140 pages
(January 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Mike Jensen mjensen@mayfieldpub.com , September 11, 1997
We wrote this book to inform Alzheimer's patients.
Whenever I spent time with my Father-in-law, he would ask me questions about his disease, Alzheimer's disease. I don't work in Health Care. I'm just a writer. I handled it the best way I knew how. I looked for a book that would answer his question. I could not find one, so I found someone who knows... Read more

23.   Doing Things : A Guide to Programming Activities for Persons With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
by Jitka M. Zgola, Nancy L. Mace (Designer)


Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Paperback - 149 pages
(September 1987)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
David Troxel , April 5, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Practical Classic
One of the first books written on Alzheimer's and activities, it remains a valuable source of practical ideas for professionals and families. I appreciate the author's optimistic and can-do attitude. Even better, it's an easy book to read and easy to put the book's concepts and ideas. into pratice.... Read more

 


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I Remain in Darkness
by Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translator)


Seven Stories Press
Hardcover - 128 pages
1 Ed edition (December 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Kathryn Harrison
As revealed by Ernaux, the details of a loved one's deterioration have such emblematic force and terror that the particular becomes universal. Read more

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Toxic Metal Syndrome
by Richard H., Dr Casdorph, et al


Avery Pub Group
Paperback - 413 pages
(January 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
If you subscribe to the belief that death, disease, and physical decline are optional, this book's for you. Casdorph and Walker expose the accumulation of toxic metals in the brain as the likely source of Alzheimer's-style dementia and offer strategies for preventing such accumulation. The fact that... Read more

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