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Alzheimer's Disease: Caregivers Speak Out 

by Pam Haisman, R.N., M.S.

  A book for everyone who knows someone with Alzheimer's disease.

In their own words, families seek compassion, professionals relate frustrations, spouses share their grief, teen-agers pledge their love.

Alzheimer's Disease: Caregivers Speak Out is a guide for families, friends, professionals, and students to better understanding those who have Alzheimer's disease and the people who care for them. Through their own heartfelt words and experiences, caregivers share feelings and ideas in an effort to teach others about this disease called Alzheimer s.

Alzheimer's Disease: Caregivers Speak Out provides the answers to many questions about Alzheimer's as a disease, early signs and symptoms, evaluation and research, as well as the emotional impact of Alzheimer's disease on our society.

Pam Haisman of Fort Myers, Florida, has compiled this 277 page book from surveys submitted by over 200 family and professional caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. Throughout the 15 chapter book, readers will share the passion as caregivers plea for understanding, express their loneliness and grief, relate their frustrations and promise their devoted love. The author directs her readers to practical techniques for compassionate cornmunication and creative caregiving approaches to those who have Alzheimer's disease. Adult children, teenagers, young families, spouses and professionals share their thoughts and ideas for care. A must for anyone: family, friend, caregiver, or professional who wants to know more about Alzheirner's disease. Also an ideal teaching tool for health care professionals, geriatric facility administrators, students, support staff, home health aides, nurse assistants and families.

About the Author:

Pam Haisman, R.N., M.S., a nurse consultant for Alzheimer's disease, is dedicated to the education of families and caregivers of persons with this disease. Through her seminars, public speaking, writing, and research, Pam strives to teach compassionate communication techniques to ease the burden of care and to provide public awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's.

"With over 4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from this malady. Most people also know that it is the families and caregivers who must learn to endure during the "long good-bye." Over 200 caregivers, both family and professional, have contributed to my book. In their own words they plea for our compassion as they guide us through to an understanding of how this disease has affected their lives. As a professional, I believe we have learned the most from caregivers. As an author, I am pleased to share their words with you, as together we learn practical techniques for compassionate communication and creative caregiving for persons who have Alzheimer's disease, and the people who care for them." Pam Haisman

Reader Responses:

"This is a welcome addition to the literature on Alzheimer's disease and should be in every home connected to someone with the disease.'' The HealthBook Store

"An indispensable guide for every family and professional touched by this disease."

"It would be so fortunate if this were the FIRST book caregivers seeking information would read."

"Grateful thanks for being here to undertake this essential educational project for all who feel so alone facing this tragedy."

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