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The Resource An unintended journey : a caregiver's guide to dementia, by Janet Yagoda Shagam, (electronic resource)

An unintended journey : a caregiver's guide to dementia, by Janet Yagoda Shagam, (electronic resource)

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An unintended journey : a caregiver's guide to dementia
Title
An unintended journey
Title remainder
a caregiver's guide to dementia
Statement of responsibility
by Janet Yagoda Shagam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care. The author, an experienced medical and science writer known for her ability to clearly explain complex and emotionally sensitive topics, is also a former family caregiver herself. Using both personal narrative and well-researched, expert-verified content, she guides readers through the often-confusing and challenging world of dementia care. She carefully escorts caregivers through the basics of dementia as a brain disorder, its accompanying behaviors, the procedures used to diagnose and stage the disease, and the legal aspects of providing care for an adult who is no longer competent. She also covers topics not usually included in other books on dementia: family dynamics, caregiver burnout, elder abuse, incontinence, finances and paying for care, the challenges same-sex families face, and coping with the eventuality of death and estate management. Each chapter begins with a real-life vignette taken from the author's personal experience and concludes with "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Worksheets" sections. The FAQs tackle specific issues and situations that often make caregiving such a challenge. The worksheets are a tool to help readers organize, evaluate, and self-reflect. A glossary of terms, an appendix, and references for further reading give readers a command of the vocabulary clinicians use and access to valuable resources"--
  • "More than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. "An Unintended Journey" is designed to address the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care"--
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
616.8/3
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.S38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
An unintended journey : a caregiver's guide to dementia, by Janet Yagoda Shagam, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360oc2013050510
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Lccn
oc2013050510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012853313
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An unintended journey : a caregiver's guide to dementia, by Janet Yagoda Shagam, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360oc2013050510
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Lccn
oc2013050510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012853313
Specific material designation
remote

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