Dr Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One without Getting Overwhelmed…and without Doing It All Yourself Paperback – Oct 5 2012
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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. --Marie Marley, Huff/Post50
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 --Karen Springen, Booklist
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. --Melissa Anne Wuske, ForeWord Reviews
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
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
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
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
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I would recommend this to anyone whose life is touched by someone with Alzheimer's.
But the second part seems to be a synthesis of what the author has picked up from others - and there are better informed sources of information on diagnosis and treatment. Also, sections on where to get help, facilities and legal and financial issues are directed at the US reader.
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