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A Carer's Guide - Helping you care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias

A Carer's Guide - Helping you care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias
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Code: FIN-099
Author: R. Teitel & S. Wall
ISBN/EAN: 9781876451271

Product Information

  • Every day in Australia, tens of thousands of people care for loved ones at home.
  • This is often a difficult road for volunteer carers, particularly when the illness is a debilitating and progressive one such as dementia.
  • Most carers find themselves thrust into the role ill-prepared and intimidated by a multitude of troubling questions.
  • This book combines useful information for all carers with a touching personal odyssey by Rosette Teitel, who nursed her husband through vascular dementia until his death.
  • Specific information on requirements in Australia and New Zealand have been added by Sharon Wall, an Australian health professional, author and aged care consultant who draws on twenty-five years' experience in the aged care sector.
  • Experiences of carers who describe their daily challenges in an honest and direct way are included throughout the book.

A Carers Guide is a practical guide for carers that combines information on: 

  • the diagnosis and progression of dementias as well as treatments and alternatives 
  • the effects of the disease and how to cope as a homecarer 
  • giving and receiving help 
  • sources of strength and courage 
  • residential care 
  • the last chapter in your loved one's life 
  • scenes from a marriage with dementia 
  • reflections on new beginnings after the stress of being a carer 
  • the experiences of children of dementia sufferers 
  • and frequently asked questions about dementia. 
  • Useful appendices include medication charts, a care facility checklist, explanations and samples of relevant legal documents - an Advance Directive (a 'Living Will') and a Power of Attorney form.

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