This top-selling backlist title, considered the bible on family care for Alzheimer patients, is newly revised and updated in a fifth edition.
Nancy L. Mace, MA, now retired, was a consultant to and a member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer Association and an assistant in psychiatry as coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, is the Richman Family Professor of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has joint appointments at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Departments of Mental Health and Health Policy and Management. Rabins is also the director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service, and the Jane K. Schapiro Family-Centered Dementia Care Program.
"Both a guide and a legend." --Chicago Tribune "The best guide of its kind." --Chicago Sun-Times "An excellent, practical manual for families and professionals involved in the care of persons with progressive illnesses... The book is specific and thought-provoking, and it will be helpful to anyone even remotely involved with an 'impaired' person... Highly recommended, especially for public and nursing libraries." --Library Journal "An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's." --New York Review of Books "Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps." --New York Times "An excellent book for familias who are caring for persons with dementia... A book that physicians can confidently recommend to the families of their patients." --Journal of the American Medical Association "The best guide of its kind." --Chicago Sun-Times "Both a guide and a legend." --Chicago Tribune