For all whose lives are touched by the devastation of Alzheimer's disease, When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's offers guidance, comfort, and hope. This clear, compassionate guide explains: how Alzheimer's is diagnosed and what course it takes; how Alzheimer's affects memory, emotions, and behavior; which symptoms of Alzheimer's can be treated; the spiritual and emotional challenges that caregivers face; how to handle an Alzheimer patient's bizarre behavior; how to explain Alzheimer's to children; how to balance the patient's needs with your own; and when and where to seek help.
Insight Into The Caregiver's Journey
By Virginia Allain on Oct 11, 2006
You see chapter headings like: Accepting the Diagnosis, Beginning to Cope, Finding Support, Achieving Compassion, and Questions and Answers about Alzheimer's. My expectations were then for a factual book dealing with the emotional issues of the disease. It was a shock to open the pages and see the poetry format. These might make good discussion starters for an Alzheimer's support group. Topics like grief or anger make the reader think about their reaction to the changes going on. Probably I'd have given this more stars if the cover had prepared me for what was inside.
What it feels like for family & friends
By Kathie R. Wilson-parker on May 19, 2013
Sympathetic and wise counsel for dealing with the many frustrations for the patients and their loved ones as they cope with the losses of memory and understanding, as well as physical problems.
By Francisco J. Serrano on Feb 17, 2013
If a love one has Alzheimer, this is the book to read. It was consoling and helped me to understand the disease. I highly recommend. Thank you
Sensitive and informative
By Kathleen K. Harris on Apr 23, 2012
I had read another book by Rabbi Grollman and found such wisdom in its simplicity. This book presents a sensitive topic in a similar way.