Caregiver Resources for Helping with Activities of Daily Living (Alzheimer’s Roadmap Book 7)

| August 14, 2015

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Caregiver Resources for Helping with Activities of Daily Living (Alzheimer's Roadmap Book 7)

Struggling to Know How to Care for your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease?

This Book Provides Advice for Helping with Daily Care Tasks

Alzheimer’s disease steals away your loved one’s ability to complete the most basic tasks, including eating, bathing, dressing, and toileting. It also makes it difficult to complete more complex tasks, such as shopping, driving, cooking, and cleaning. In the seventh book in the Alzheimer’s Roadmap series, we provide several checklists to assess your loved one’s ability to perform activities of daily living (basic hygiene and personal care tasks) and instrumental activities of daily living (activities that support independence). If your loved one needs help completing these tasks, this book provides suggestions for how you can encourage your loved one to safely complete the needed tasks with your help. It also provides ideas for how to deal with your loved one’s refusal to complete necessary tasks and how to deal with inappropriate behaviors such as anger, aggression, and psychosis. This book provides practical advice for surviving the daily grind that accompanies being a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Checklists include:

  • Assessing whether your loved one needs help with bathing
  • How to give your loved one privacy
  • What do I do if my loved one refuses to change clothing?
  • Dealing with incontinence
  • How to communicate with your loved one through each stage of Alzheimer’s disease

˃˃˃ About the Authors

Laura Town is a professional medical writer, but more importantly, is a caregiver to her father who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 62. Laura is the President-Elect of the Indiana chapter of the American Medical Writers Association and has been published by Pearson Education, and John Wiley and Sons. Karen Kassel, PhD, has received fellowships from the PhRMA Foundation and the American Heart Association. She has published research in the American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

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