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Dr Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver How to Care for Your Loved One Without Getting Overwhelmed... and Without Doing It All Yourself

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ISBN-10: 1610351355

ISBN-13: 9781610351355

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ruth K. Westheimer, Pierre A. Lehu

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Dr. Ruth, a trusted name in relationship therapy, presents effective coping strategies for both the practical problems and emotional stresses of Alzheimer’s care. More than 15 million Americans are responsible for the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, a situation that can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed while trying to balance between the full-time needs of a dependent adult and the caregiver's own physical and mental health. The tactics and resources presented in this book build confidence in the caregiver and provide health-guided advice on how to avoid burnout, seek support from family and friends, resolve family disputes, maintain a loving relationship with a spouse or…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Linden Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Ruth K. Westheimer, 1928 - Ruth K. Westheimer was born in Germany in 1928, she went to a school in Switzerland at the age of 10, which became an orphanage for most of the German/Jewish students sent there. At 16 she went to Israel where she fought for that country's independence as member of the Haganah. She then moved to Paris where she studied psychology at the Sorbonne and taught kindergarten. Westheimer immigrated to the U.S. in 1956, where she received her Masters degree in Sociology and her Doctorate in Education from Columbia University. She studied human sexuality with Dr. Helen Singer-Kaplan at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Westheimer is a pioneer in…    

Ruth K. Westheimer, 1928 - Ruth K. Westheimer was born in Germany in 1928, she went to a school in Switzerland at the age of 10, which became an orphanage for most of the German/Jewish students sent there. At 16 she went to Israel where she fought for that country's independence as member of the Haganah. She then moved to Paris where she studied psychology at the Sorbonne and taught kindergarten. Westheimer immigrated to the U.S. in 1956, where she received her Masters degree in Sociology and her Doctorate in Education from Columbia University. She studied human sexuality with Dr. Helen Singer-Kaplan at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Westheimer is a pioneer in…    

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Advice from Dr. Ruth
How to Help Yourself
Feelings
You Get to Have a Life, Too
When You're Taking Care of Your Spouse
When You're Taking Care of a Parent or Other Relative
Dealing with Professional Caregivers
Helping Children and Grandchildren Cope
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Treating Alzheimer's
Tips for Caregivers
Where You Can Get Help
Facilities
Legal and Financial Issues
Internet Resources
Index
About the Authors