BY DR KYLIE LADD AND ELIZABETH RAND
You, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Chances are, through your shock and alarm your mind is teeming with questions. What will happen to me? Does this mean my husband will have to go into a nursing home? Can I still drive? Is it OK for my mother to continue to babysit my children? Are there any pills that can help? And most of all, what on earth should I do next? It is almost impossible to take in or even touch on all that you need to know at the time of diagnosis. This publication aims to answer all these questions as well as many others.
BY TOM VALENTA
A moving memoir of a husband caring for his wife, Marie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 54. Tom describes his struggle of looking after his wife, arranging professional and voluntary in-home support and continuing to work. Ultimately he is forced to seek permanent residential care for Marie. There are thirteen cameos of other carers and how they dealt with a family member who was stricken with Alzheimer's or other form of dementia. This book will be of great assistance to all men and women caring for a loved one.