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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's : A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
by Robert Butler and Joanne Koenig Coste




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A guide to more successful communication for the millions of Americans caring for someone with dementia: "Offers a fresh approach and hope."--NPR

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

​"A true godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia."--Rudolph E. Tanzi, coauthor of Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

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Overview

A guide to more successful communication for the millions of Americans caring for someone with dementia: "Offers a fresh approach and hope."--NPR

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

​"A true godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia."--Rudolph E. Tanzi, coauthor of Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618485178
  • ISBN-10: 0618485171
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: September 2004
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.48 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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