A Caregiver's Guide for Alzheimer and Related Diseases

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Acorn Press, 2004 - Medical - 114 pages
Over 364,000 Canadians over 65 suffer from Alzheimer Disease and related dementias. In 2001, an estimated 83,200 new cases of dementia were diagnosed, and one in 13 Canadians over 65 is affected. Witnessing first hand the decline of a family member is one of the most difficult
things we can go through. How to adapt and give our family members the best care we can is at the heart of this practical, user friendly guide.

A Caregiver's Guide is being used by paid caregivers and families all across the country. It provides information on what Alzheimer Disease is, its diagnosis and stages, treatments, suggestions for ensuring a safe home environment, and practical tips on communicating, activities, bathing, eating, spirituality, and sexuality.

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About the author (2004)

Charlottetown author Judith McMann-Beranger has worked in family services locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. A board member of Family Mediation Canada and past president of Family Service Canada, she is the Executive Director of Alzheimer PEI and a member of the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Gerontology Association.

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