Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can be devastating for both patients and their families. Offering over 15 years of experience as a physician and life coach, Dr. Gail Gazelle offers support, comfort, and practical advice to "wounded healers"-caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer's who struggle to cope with the impact this terrible disease has had on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can be devastating--not just for the patients themselves, but for family and friends who must watch a loved one deteriorate. Drawing on her deep compassion for caregivers and more than 25 years of experience as a physician, Dr. Gail Gazelle provides healing and uplifting counsel and advice for those caring for a loved one with dementia.
In this book, you'll find practical tips for taking care of yourself--and making sure you have the support to meet your own basic needs as well as those of your loved one. You'll also find a wealth of positive affirmations and advice to help you keep a healthy, sane, and positive outlook during this difficult time. A former Alzheimer's caregiver herself, Dr. Gazelle understands the unique challenges of caring for those with dementia first-hand--and her advice is crucial for caregivers of all levels of experience.
An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an experienced hospice physician, Dr. Gail Gazelle has over 25 years of experience as a physician and caregiver. Her specialty, however, is "healing the healers"-providing expert affirmations, advice, and counseling to both physicians and caregivers. With experience treating thousands of patients with Alzheimer's and dementia, Dr. Gazelle has an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by caregivers of family members and loved ones with this devastating disease. Combining specialized medical expertise with extensive experience as a life coach, Dr. Gazelle offers comfort and support to caregivers and their families.
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