Caregivers for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Caring for the Caregivers,is the title of Jane Brody’s column in the Personal Health section of today’s NY Times, Science Times section. (Note: the title changes a bit in the on-line version.) For those who didn’t read the column click link above. It continues the subject of my two previous posts on caregiving. The column”s focus:

1. a husband dealing with his wife’s Alzheimer’s
2. dealing with dementia patients’ physical and verbal abuse (a professor‘s research at Johns Hopkins’s School of Nursing offers successful strategies, without using drugs
3. Dr. Judith L. London’s book, Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes” published in November 2013. “Caregivers are often casualties, the hidden victims of Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr. London.

Related: Six books That Belong in Every Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Library 

Note: For the time being, I plan to post on Saturdays only. That said,  from time to time, when possible, there will be a mini-post mid-week.

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2 thoughts on “Caregivers for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

  1. Dementia I think is one of the most difficult things a senior can go through. I work with an in home health care facility and see patients that are all over the health spectrum. Both professional workers and family can so easily become impatient with those that suffer from dementia. Wonderful article.

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