Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. When Reasoning No Longer Works is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.
Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.
Bulleted lists clearly explain:
- How to avoid a catastrophic reaction
- Specific approaches for aggressive behavior
- How to deal with disruptive behaviors
- Ways to diminish wandering
- What to do when a wanderer is missing
- When to look for outside help
- You'll also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer's disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.