Talking to Alzheimer's
By (author) Claudia Strauss
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Talking to Alzheimer's by Claudia Strauss
Book DescriptionThis practical and accessible guide helps the friends and family of Alzheimer's patients communicate with their loved ones in ways that allow them to sustain meaningful and positive relationships. Although research has shown that sustaining the emotional life of Alzheimer's sufferers actually seems to slow the progress of the disease, Alzheimer's can have a devastating impact on a patient's close relationships. All too often, family members and friends feel so uncomfortable that they end up dreading visits, or simply give up trying to stay in contact with the patient. In Talking to Alzheimer's, Claudia Strauss rescues these lost relationships by showing readers a wealth of practical things they can do to stay connected with the Alzheimer's patient in their lives. Strauss sums up her expertise in straightforward suggestions and invaluable do's and don'ts, with advice on everything from dealing effectively with the inevitable repetition that occurs in conversations with an Alzheimer's patient to helpful strategies for saying no to unrealistic demands. She also includes thoughtful tips to remind readers to take care of their own feelings and suggests ways to help children become comfortable about visiting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781572242708
(190mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Claudia Strauss
Making Sense of Public Opinion, Paperback (January 2014)
This book proposes that Americans form views on immigration and social welfare programs from conventional ways of speaking rather than from ideologies.
Talking to Depression, Paperback (March 2003)
When a friend or family member suffers from depression we want to help - but too often our good intentions come out wrong. This practical, compassionate guide can help you understand what your loved one is going through, and why certain approaches help and others have the potential to do damage.
Cognitive Theory of Cultural Meaning, Paperback (January 1998)
Reviews a range of current psychological theories of cultural meaning.
Human Motives and Cultural Models, Hardback (May 1992)» View all books by Claudia Strauss
Why do people do what they do? The authors attempt to show how shared cultural knowledge comes to motivate, or fail to motivate, individuals.
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Author Biography - Claudia Strauss
Claudia Strauss is an adjunct professor of English at Albright College, in Reading, Pennsylvania, who also coaches individuals with ADD and learning disabilities. She lives in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
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