At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians

At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians (Hardback)

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At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians
Hardback
Purdue University Press
05/31/2006
205pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557534012
9781557534019
Available

Book Description

At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon and impractical detail. About 33% of the population will eventually provide care for someone with Alzheimer's. The strain to maintain the medical well-being and mental health stability of a loved one with Alzheimer's can be enormous. Still, providing care, enhancing the value of living, can be amply rewarding. Many books delve into other areas of Alzheimer's emphasizing the financial, legal, and treatment needs of the afflicted. At Wit's End is unique since it not only explains the psychiatric and psychological aspects of Alzheimer's but helps family members or caregivers discover a wealth of effective interventions. Kraus focuses on the whole person and his/her social, psychological, physical, and spiritual life.Find out"How Alzheimer's can be distinguished from normal aging and other diseases that mimic its symptoms;"How the disorder affects changes in functional abilities how an Alzheimer's daily competence is viewed by psychiatric and legal communities;"How rational think is distorted leading to a wide array of behaviors like agitation, impatience, wandering, and inappropriate expressions of sexuality;"What medical treatments are available, both traditional and alternative. At Wit's End gives families and caregivers a new outlook on Alzheimer's.

About the Author(s):

George Kraus is a psychologist specializing in the care of the elderly, especially those suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementias. He is on the faculty of the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) and on staff in the Department of Behavioral Science at Green Memorial Hospital (Xenia, Ohio). He has published in a variety of professional journals including Clinical Psychology Review, Small Group Research, Psychological Reports, and Small Group Behavior