From my own experiences of looking after my dear Mum 'Andy' who had Parkinsons and Lewy Body disease, including Alzheimers as her condition deteriorated, this ebook is written to help others who are looking after a loved one with dementia caused by any of these diseases. This book is full of practical tips and strategies I used to keep mum comfortable and content.
Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason, remember and move. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also cause these symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured. Other types can be treated and reversed.
This article has been available as a pdf file since 2002. In that time it has been downloaded by thousands of people and linked on many caregiver web sites. In this version, the pamphlet, 'How to Interact with a Person with Dementia (with memory loss)', which has been popular since 2000, by the same author, has been included. Also included is the table of contents of the book expansion.
Dementia can be debilitating and life-altering – not only for the person with the disease, but also for family members and caregivers. This book was written to help these caregivers and family members better understand dementia and its effects, so they can proactively avert or lessen problematic behaviors while maintaining a climate of respect and compassion.
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