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Dr Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One without Getting Overwhelmed…and without Doing It All Yourself Paperback – 5 Oct 2012

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing (US) (5 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610351355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610351355
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.8 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,802,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Caregivers will find the answers to even the most awkward questions in this down-to-earth guide. All [caregivers] can benefit from Dr. Ruth's advice. . . . Dr. Ruth is an empathetic guide. An excellent, commonsense guide to a heartbreaking disease." --"Booklist" (November 2012)

"One of the best books I've ever read on Alzheimer's caregiving. Jam-packed with practical, hands-on, down-to-earth information. . . . A must-read for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's." --www.HuffingtonPost.com

"Westheimer focuses unflinchingly on the well being of the caregiver. She steadfastly reminds readers that to effectively take care of their loved ones, they must take care of themselves. . . . Equips [caregivers] with a steady foundation." --"ForeWord Reviews" (December 2012)

"Sex therapist Westheimer details coping strategies for caregivers. Westheimer draws on . . . her training and experience in behavioral therapy to describe how to deal with stress and feelings like guilt and anger; accept help from others; and have a life." --"Reference and Research Book News" (December 2012)

"Practical advice . . . not to be overlooked. "Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Care Giver" is a strong addition to any caregiver's reference collection, highly recommended." --"Midwest Book Review" (December 2012)

"From handling family disputes and maintaining a relationship with an Alzheimer's sufferer to handling doctors and care facilities, this is a top recommendation for any health collection." --"California Bookwatch" (December 2012)

"A fine book. . . . With extreme sensitivity, Westheimer and Lehu offer comfort and direction for caregivers who want to avoid being ovewhelmed. For Boomers, elders, and caregivers, "Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver" sheds a lot of light." --Terri Schlichenmeyer, "The Bookworm Sez"

"Many books for caregivers skirt around important aspects of day-to-day caregiving, such as sexuality. "Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver" provides realistic and practical assistance to help caregivers cope with daily challenges." --Linsey Norton, Program Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas

""Many books for caregivers skirt around important aspects of day-to-day caregiving, such as sexuality. ""Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver"" provides realistic and practical assistance to help caregivers cope with daily challenges."" --Linsey Norton, Program Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas

A fine book .... With extreme sensitivity, Westheimer and Lehu offer comfort and direction for caregivers who want to avoid being ovewhelmed. For Boomers, elders, and caregivers, "Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver" sheds a lot of light. --Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez

Practical advice ... not to be overlooked. "Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Care Giver" is a strong addition to any caregiver's reference collection, highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review

One of the best books I've ever read on Alzheimer's caregiving. Jam-packed with practical, hands-on, down-to-earth information ... a must-read for anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. --Marie Marley, Huff/Post50

Caregivers will find the answers to even the most awkward questions in this down-to-earth guide. All [caregivers] can benefit from Dr. Ruth's advice ... Dr. Ruth is an empathetic guide. An excellent, commonsense guide to a heartbreaking disease --Karen Springen, Booklist

Sex therapist Westheimer details coping strategies for caregivers. Westheimer draws on ... her training and experience in behavioral therapy to describe how to deal with stress and feelings like guilt and anger; accept help from others; and have a life. --Reference and Research Book News

From handling family disputes and maintaining a relationship with an Alzheimer's sufferer to handling doctors and care facilities, this is a top recommendation for any health collection. --California Bookwatch

Westheimer focuses unflinchingly on the well being of the caregiver. She steadfastly reminds readers that to effectively take care of their loved ones, they must take care of themselves ... equips [caregivers] with a steady foundation. --Melissa Anne Wuske, ForeWord Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered frank and open discourse about sexual matters on the radio with her program"" Sexually Speaking,"" which expanded into a communications network that has included television, books, newspapers, games, home video, computer software, and the web. She is the author of more than 30 books. Pierre A. Lehu has been Dr. Ruth's minister of communications for 30 years, serving as her publicist and a coauthor. They have collaborated on more than a dozen books. They both live in New York City.


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