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An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia by [Janet Yagoda Shagam]

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This advice-filled book is a helpful, service-oriented addition to the growing number of books about caring for loved ones with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. As freelance medical and science writer Shagam notes, as many as five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, which causes “a slow and progressive decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.” Baby boomers who worry about their parents’, or their own, memory lapses will find the tables and charts in the book especially useful. One lists the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s, which include confusion regarding time or place and difficulty in completing familiar tasks such as driving to a familiar location. Another lists 10 signs that death will happen soon, which include swelling in the feet and ankles, and mottled skin. Though Alzheimer’s in America: The Shriver Report on Women and Alzheimer’s (2011) is a better book, this does provide practical, sensible advice for people who need it. --Karen Springen --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Janet Yagoda Shagam (Albuquerque, NM) is a freelance medical and science writer; a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany; an artist and printmaker; and the coauthor (with Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, and Shelley Kleinschmidt) of Regaining Bladder Control: What Every Woman Needs to Know. She serves on the New Mexico Area Agency on Aging statewide Alzheimer's Task Force. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : July 16, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 430 pages
  • File Size : 4510 KB
  • Publisher : Prometheus; 1st Edition (July 16, 2013)
  • ASIN : B00BH0VP10
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1616147512
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 50 ratings