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By Pauline Boss

ISBN-10: 1118245695

ISBN-13: 9781118245699

AARP electronic variants provide you with functional tips, confirmed recommendations, and professional information. In Loving anyone Who Has Dementia, Pauline Boss presents research-based suggestion for those that deal with a person with dementia.

Nearly 1/2 U.S. voters over the age of eighty five are struggling with a few form of dementia and require care. Loving anyone Who Has Dementia is a brand new form of caregiving publication. it is not concerning the ordinary recommendations, yet approximately tips to deal with on-going rigidity and grief. The booklet is for caregivers, relatives, pals, friends in addition to educators and professionals--anyone touched by way of the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss is helping caregivers locate desire in "ambiguous loss"--having a family member either the following and never the following, bodily current yet psychologically absent.

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1 The number increases if the other diseases and conditions that cause irreversible dementia are included. 3 Said another way, few families now—and fewer yet in the future—will be untouched by Alzheimer's or other dementias. 5 One fact, however, is consistent: any increase in dementia leads to an increased need for caregivers. What do researchers tell us about them? 7 More surprising, the typical caregiver is relatively young. According to a 2011 report of the Alzheimer's Association, 67 percent of caregivers are between the ages of thirty-five and sixty-four.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ) 1. Dementia—Patients—Care—Psychological aspects. 2. Dementia—Patients—Family relationships. 3. Grief. 4. Stress (Psychology) I. Title. 8′3—dc22 2011011957 Dedicated to the many caregivers who inspired this book and to Elsbeth Elmer-Hammerli, who had dementia and whom I loved Preface I often thought about writing a book for families, but I was busy writing for academicians and professionals. As a retired professor, however, I have more options—and this message on my voice mail cinched it: I'm calling to make an appointment.

Of course, symptoms need to be treated, but attributing them to the caregiver's psychic weakness is neither valid nor fair. For this reason, the complicated grief that accompanies the ambiguous loss of dementia should be in a diagnostic category of its own. Living with someone both here and gone is a bizarre experience that can produce terrible pain and anxiety. To ease the stress, it helps to understand the differences between death and ambiguous loss, and why one is more likely to lead to what has been called normal grief and the other to complicated grief.

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