Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
$150 Purchase Price
Alzheimer’s Disease Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Families and Friends
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease presents many challenges to the family caregiver. In a support group, led by nationally recognized expert, Peter V. Rabins, MD, caregivers share the important solutions they have found to manage their new role with positive and effective strategies while minimizing stress and frustration.
The most important care challenge posed by Alzheimer’s disease identified are: safety, difficult behaviors and maintaining relationships. As Alzheimer’s disease diminishes memory and cognitive capabilities, many normal life activities become dangerous requiring curtailing independence. These include: driving, leaving home unsupervised, cooking or operating any kind of machinery. Also potentially troubling to caregivers are behaviors such as agitation, aggression, wandering and repetitive questioning. Special tips are provided for understanding and responding to these behaviors, while maintaining a positive relationship. By sharing their experiences, the members of this support group provide guidelines that all caregivers will find helpful.
Excellent for families learning about the caregiver role and for presentation in support groups. Simple to understand, obvious once you’ve heard it, the information in this program is a “golden book” for families.
Topics: Behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease; safety issues for Alzheimer’s patients; driving; independence; support groups; and caregiver stress
Audience: Support groups, family caregivers, home care staff, and social workers
This best-selling video is part of the “Interacting with Alzheimer Patients: Tips for Families and Friends” series.
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