Learning To Speak Alzheimers: The new approach to living positively with Alzheimers Disease

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Few conditions upon first diagnosis strike such terror into victims and relatives as Alzheimer's disease. The dementia that is its best-known symptom can provoke feelings of helplessness and despair, coupled with fear that the patient will inevitably suffer loss of dignity and self-respect. There is hope, however, and Joanne Koenig-Coste is well qualified to say so. For over thirty years she has advocated and practised a communication-based form of care. Now she has distilled her experience into this encouraging and supportive book showing how, by following a few straightforward and simple ideas, the quality of life of sufferers can be dramatically improved, and their dignity and self-respect renewed. Habilitation capitalizes on the remaining emotions and skills of the patient and offers chances to feel successful by reaching past the recognized losses, ignoring the failures, and rejoicing in whatever still defines the essential humanity of the sufferer. Perhaps as importantly, it also suggests ways that the carers can care for themselves too. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's is a practical guide to coping with a cruel disease. It offers a wealth of information, understanding and advice, but above all it offers a message of hope based on respect, common sense and quiet dignity.

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A pioneering guide to 'habilitation' - a new kind of care that significantly improves the lives of Alzheimer's patients and their carers

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Few conditions strike such terror into victims and relatives as Alzheimer's disease. The dementia that is its best known symptom can provoke deep feelings of helplessness and despair, and a fear of inevitable loss of dignity and self-respect.

Yet there is hope. A revolutionary form of caregiving is significantly changing the lives of victims and their families. In Learning to Speak Alzheimer's Joanne Koenig Coste outlines 'habilitation', a simple but creative approach that allows patients to thrive, not just 'mark time', while offering them the chance to feel successful, rejoice in their remaining skills and maintain their self-esteem.

A practical, essential guide, Learning to Speak Alzheimer's provides advice, support and reassurance for patients and caregivers alike.

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