Your Guide to Health by Maureen Dezell
Alzheimer's (Everything (Health))

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With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, families and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients need guidance and support more than ever before. This guide offers an overview of the medical, legal, and practical questions and decisions caregivers and families of Alzheimer's patients face. With this book, you will learn how to:Find the right doctor for your loved onesChoose treatments and medicationsBuild and maintain brain healthHandle living, medical, financial, and legal issuesSet up care and support systems for your loved onesUnderstand the latest research in Alzheimer's treatment, including genetic testing and diagnostic imagingThis handbook explains the disease, its warning signs, and its diagnosis, while providing complete information on care and treatment. Whether it's early-onset or late-onset Alzheimer's, you will be well informed and prepared to take the right steps toward a better life for your loved ones.


About Maureen Dezell

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Maureen Dezell (Brookline, MA) is a veteran journalist and author. A former Boston Globe living/arts reporter, she covered health care issues and ethics for the Boston Phoenix and reported on the business and politics of health care for Boston Business Journal. Author of the critically acclaimed Irish America: Coming into Clover, Dezell is now a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New Republic, American Health, Child, ARTNews, and The New York Times. She teaches journalism at Emerson College in Boston. Carrie Hill (Paragonah, UT) has a PhD in counseling psychology with a minor in gerontology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her professional experiences include geropsychology and neuropsychology rotations at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, two years as a nursing home clinician for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Colorado, and five years as the Southern Utah Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association. She has published more than a dozen journal articles and book chapters and has conducted presentations at local, state, and national events in the areas of Alzheimer's, caregiving, and cross-cultural psychology. Hill is the Guide to Alzheimer's Disease.
Published August 31, 2010 by Adams Media. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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