Learning To Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease (Paperback)

Learning To Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease By Joanne Koenig-Coste, Robert N. Butler, M.D. (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A guide to more successful communication for the millions of Americans caring for someone with dementia: “Offers a fresh approach and hope.”—NPR

Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to
-Cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression
-Help the patient talk about the illness
-Face the issue of driving
-Make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible
-Adjust room design for the patient’s comfort
-Deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression

​“A true godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia.”—Rudolph E. Tanzi, coauthor of Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

About the Author

Joanne Koenig-Coste was a nationally recognized expert and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care, a board member of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and served as president of Alzheimer’s Consulting Associates. She also received the National Award for Health Heroes from Reader’s Digest.

Praise For…

"A fine addition to Alzheimer's and caregiving collections." Library Journal Starred

"A true Godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia." -- Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, author of DECODING DARKNESS —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618485178
ISBN-10: 0618485171
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 8th, 2004
Pages: 256
Language: English