Alzheimer's A to Z
Author: Jytte Lokvig
There are plenty of books about Alzheimer's disease-good books that can tell you what it is, what might cause it, and how it's treated. But few of them go on to tell you how to be the best caregiver you can be for a loved one with Alzheimer's. This book, written by an experienced caregiver and a physician specializing in Alzheimer's treatment, does both. Each section of this easy-to-read, alphabetically organized guide shares a wealth of practical knowledge and friendly, compassionate advice. The conversational articles will help you creatively solve everyday problems while still validating your loved one and providing them with rewarding day-to-day experiences. Browse the topics that interest you most or read the book straight through; as you care for your loved one with Alzheimer's, you'll find this book to be a constant and dependable source of encouragement and support.
Table of Contents:
|Death and Dying||49|
|Diet and Nutrition||56|
|Eye and Sight Health||75|
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The Breast Cancer Book: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions (Yale University Press Health and Wellnes Series)
Author: Ruth H Grobstein
A diagnosis of breast cancer is among the most frightening moments in a person’s life—so frightening that even to formulate questions for the doctor may seem impossible. This helpful book is written as a guide for women and men facing breast cancer and for their caring families and friends. It is also written for women who have not been diagnosed with breast cancer but are concerned that they may be.
Drawing on her many years of experience with breast cancer patients, Dr. Ruth H. Grobstein provides exactly the information they want and need in order to make the best health decisions. Her jargon-free book deals with general issues of interest to all women—mammography, hormone replacement therapy, risk factors for breast cancer, and more—as well as the numerous issues that patients diagnosed with breast cancer confront. Her book will be an indispensable companion, providing reliable information for patients on the journey through a sometimes confusing and impersonal medical system.
Breast cancer remains a hot topic, with computer-aided screening and aromatase inhibitors making news. Yet women face the same challenges when confronted with a positive diagnosis: what do they need to know, and what decisions do they need to make? Grobstein (founding director, Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Cancer Ctr., CA) tries to make those choices less daunting by providing a detailed approach to treatment options, with sidebars and lists of things to "Remember." Recent books have taken patients through the process and beyond (e.g., Carolyn M. Kaelin's Living Through Breast Cancer), but Grobstein's work, part of Yale's prestigious "Health & Wellness" series, limits itself to immediate treatment and a brief transition period. The highlight, which will distinguish the book from its peers, is Grobstein's "Decision Trees": similar to genealogy charts, these illustrations depict the various processes of the breast cancer experience, breaking them down to their component parts. Most women will find them exceedingly valuable in figuring out their next move. Featured throughout, these trees are also reproduced on perforated pages at the end of the text for personal use. Librarians, take heed. This reasonably priced, informative text is highly recommended for patient health collections. (Index not seen.)-Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.