"Caregivers will find the answers to even the most awkward questions in this down-to-earth guide. All [caregivers] can benefit from Dr. Ruth's advice. . . . Dr. Ruth is an empathetic guide. An excellent, commonsense guide to a heartbreaking disease." —Booklist (November 2012)
"One of the best books I've ever read on Alzheimer's caregiving. Jam-packed with practical, hands-on, down-to-earth information. . . . A must-read for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's." —www.HuffingtonPost.com
"Westheimer focuses unflinchingly on the well being of the caregiver. She steadfastly reminds readers that to effectively take care of their loved ones, they must take care of themselves. . . . Equips [caregivers] with a steady foundation." —ForeWord Reviews (December 2012)
"Sex therapist Westheimer details coping strategies for caregivers. Westheimer draws on . . . her training and experience in behavioral therapy to describe how to deal with stress and feelings like guilt and anger; accept help from others; and have a life." —Reference and Research Book News (December 2012)
"Practical advice . . . not to be overlooked. Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Care Giver is a strong addition to any caregiver's reference collection, highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review (December 2012)
"From handling family disputes and maintaining a relationship with an Alzheimer's sufferer to handling doctors and care facilities, this is a top recommendation for any health collection." —California Bookwatch (December 2012)
"A fine book. . . . With extreme sensitivity, Westheimer and Lehu offer comfort and direction for caregivers who want to avoid being ovewhelmed. For Boomers, elders, and caregivers, Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver sheds a lot of light." —Terri Schlichenmeyer, "The Bookworm Sez"
About the Author
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer
is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered frank and open discourse about sexual matters on the radio with her program Sexually Speaking
, which expanded into a communications network that has included television, books, newspapers, games, home video, computer software, and the web. She is the author of more than 30 books. Pierre A. Lehu
has been Dr. Ruth's minister of communications for 30 years, serving as her publicist and a coauthor. They have collaborated on more than a dozen books. They both live in New York City.