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9781936303465

A Look Inside Alzheimer's

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  • ISBN13:

    9781936303465

  • ISBN10:

    1936303469

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Demos Health
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Summary

A Look Inside Alzheimer’s is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.

Author Biography

Marjorie N. Allen has published five children’s book and worked as a unit coordinator at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. She went to Smith College and still lives in Massachusetts. Marjorie was faced with Alzheimer’s when her husband was diagnosed in 2008. Susan Dublin has a RN/BS in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. PJ Kimmerly has B.S. in Secondary Education from Parsons College of the University of Iowa, and a M.S. in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab and Adult Education from Syracuse University.

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