New Book by Celia Koudele Shares Hands-on Ideas for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Alzheimer's disease is the ultimate thief, stealing memories, the ability to be independent and eventually the patient's life. After watching her own loved ones succumb to the disease, Celia Koudele has created a new simple guide for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's, Dementia and other memory-related diseases. The book, published by Dog Ear Publishing, provides tips tested through Koudele's first-hand knowledge and experience.
Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 69 seconds, and it's the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in the United States without a means of prevention or cure, Koudele notes in the preface to "The Little Book for Alzheimer's Caregivers." Alzheimer's, a progressive, degenerative neurological disease, gradually destroys brain cells and affects someone's memory, ability to make judgments, carry out basic daily tasks and communicate, she notes. The book provides a guide from big-picture things like when to place someone in a facility and take away driving privileges to small-picture activities such as reminding someone about taking a shower or bath, and how to keep someone from wandering outside.
Koudele, who writes from both her professional and personal experience with the topic, includes information on warning signs, dealing with denial, unmet physical and emotional needs, family meetings, ideas for dealing with symptoms, chapters for both caregivers and children of patients, and end-of-life decisions. A list of the author's favorite books on Alzheimer's and websites provides further essential resources for anyone facing this memory-robbing disease.
Author Celia Koudele worked for nine years as a family care coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Kansas in Wichita, helping more than 60 families a month. She continued to volunteer with the organization even after she no longer worked there.
There will be a book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 2014, at the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Kansas, 1820 E. Douglas in Wichita, Kan. The public is invited to join the author for refreshments.
For additional information, please visit http://www.AlzheimersCaregivers.info.
The Little Book for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-2912-2 116 pages $12.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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