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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer's, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to

-cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease's progression

-help the patient talk about the illness

-face the issue of driving

-make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible

-adjust room design for the patient's comfort

-deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

Synopsis:

More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimers, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimers, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimers also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the diseases progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patients comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

Synopsis:

Revolutionizing the way people perceive and live with Alzheimer's, this book offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers. Coste describes her personal struggle to care for her stricken husband and their family.

About the Author

Joanne Koenig Coste, a nationally recognized expert and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care, is a board member of the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Currently in private practice as an Alzheimer's family therapist, Koenig Coste also serves as president of Alzheimer's Consulting Associates. She lectures around the country and is the recipient of a National Award for Health Heroes from Reader's Digest. She was named a "Woman to Watch in the 21st Century" by NBC Nightly News

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618485178
Foreword:
Butler, Robert N.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Foreword by:
Butler, Robert N.
Foreword:
Butler, Robert N.
Author:
Butler, Robert
Author:
Koenig Coste, Joanne
Author:
Coste, Joanne Koenig
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Caregiving
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.18x5.48x.63 in. .55 lbs.

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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimers, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimers, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimers also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to · cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the diseases progression · help the patient talk about the illness · face the issue of driving · make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible · adjust room design for the patients comfort · deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression
"Synopsis" by , Revolutionizing the way people perceive and live with Alzheimer's, this book offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers. Coste describes her personal struggle to care for her stricken husband and their family.
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