Shenk traces the disease's path through history, uncovers its appearances in literature and explains its science from discovery to present-day searches for a cure.
The author, having seen Alzheimer's up close since her husband's middle age diagnosis, offers a new approach to communicating with those afflicted with the disease.
Shows family members and professionals how to offer emotional support to patients with Alzheimer's disease, outlining an approach involving problem solving, encouraging positive behavior, and improving communications.
Provides tools for effective, meaningful, and mutually rewarding communication with people with Alzheimer's.
First published in 1981 this book has been revised and updated several times and is widely regarded as the definitive handbook for families coping with Alzheimer's.
A comprehensive guide to living with Alzheimer's, for patients and caregivers.
Matter-of-fact answers to the full range of medical, emotional, and practical questions facing people close to someone with Alzheimer's disease.
One of the only books to focus on the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, this easy-to-read guide by a long-time staff member of a federally-funded Alzheimer's disease center is a valuable resource for people just beginning to cope with the disease.
This book is unusual in addressing itself to the patient with early Alzheimer's, rather than to caretakers. Useful information presented in a simple q&a format.
This writer chronicles her mother's experience with Alzheimer's and her own experience as a caregiver.
Collection of nine women's personal accounts of caring for loved ones and losing them to Alzheimer's.
Two books by a journalist-turned-farmer who was surprised to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 57 and resolved to write his way through the process of memory loss.
Extensive interviews with seven people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease offer insights into the patient's perspective.
The spiritual reflections of a former pastoral counselor and Episcopal priest over the course of his wife's decline and ultimate death with Alzheimer's.
A son's haunting, beautifully-written memoir of his father life--and his death to Alzheimer's.
A daughter's account of her mother's slow decline, especially her years in a residential Alzheimer's unit.
A wife's brave, loving, sometimes humorous chronicle of her husband's 11-year struggle with Alzheimer's.
One of the earliest first-person accounts of having Alzheimer's, written by the former pastor of one of Miami's largest churches, with additional chapters by his wife and principal caretaker.
An illustrated story about one family's coping with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.
Picture book to help kids understand seniors' rich inner life of memory-even when they cannot communicate it to them.
Good-humored tale that explains to one young girl the reason her great-uncle struggles to remember things.
For Seniors in Decline:
Shows you how to create a home environment that will help you cope with the many difficulties associated with Alzheimer's.
Presents a step-by-step program for finding the underlying causes of confusion and memory loss and for working out a plan to preserve competency and memory.
Offers 83 simple "neurobic" exercises designed to fight off the effects of mental aging by helping to prevent memory loss and increase mental fitness.