If you have a family member or close friend who's suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and you're looking for current, useful information, then "Alzheimer's For Dummies" is for you. This reference guide also is helpful if youNeed to know more about its diagnosis and treatmentWant to take care of yourself while taking care of your loved oneAre not the primary caregiver but want to know how to helpWant to know how Alzheimer's Disease is going to affect you and your loved one
"Alzheimer's For Dummies" takes a realistic look at Alzheimer's Disease, what it is and what it isn't. It offers pertinent, easy-to-understand advice for dealing with the myriad concerns and responsibilities that a primary caregiver must assume when managing an Alzheimer's patient. Here's a sampling of the information you'll find in this valuable guide: Maneuvering through medical, legal, and financial tanglesDistinguishing AD from other brain diseases and medical conditionsHandling the fears that may accompany the diagnosisEvaluating current drug therapies; watching out for scams and quack treatmentsFinding the best doctors; dealing with attorneys and CPAsLooking at Medicare regulationsEvaluating the cost of careThe current state of research, diagnosis, and treatment
Television personality Leeza Gibbons, whose mother was stricken with AD, writes in the foreword of this book, "There is no upside to keeping your head in the sand. This book is a crucial step in your new fight. Arm yourself with the knowledge waiting for you in these pages. It will help you find answers and resources as you adjust to your new reality."