Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group In A Book

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group In A Book
The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Book DescriptionReplete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, It Wasn?t Supposed to Be Like This is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer?s disease or another form ofdementia. In these pages, members of caregivers? support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages. Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are: Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent Dealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranoia to hallucinations and impulsive behavior Keeping dementia sufferers meaningfully...

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