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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's - by Joanne Koenig-Coste (Paperback)

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About the Book

Revolutionizing the way people perceive and live with Alzheimer's, this book offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers. Coste describes her personal struggle to care for her stricken husband and their family.

Book Synopsis

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

Review Quotes

"A fine addition to Alzheimer's and caregiving collections." Library Journal Starred

"A true Godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia." -- Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, author of DECODING DARKNESS --

Dimensions (Overall): 8.18 Inches (H) x 5.48 Inches (W) x .63 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Caregiving
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
Author: Joanne Koenig-Coste
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2004
TCIN: 11338310
UPC: 9780618485178
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6314
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.63 inches length x 5.48 inches width x 8.18 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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