The Caregiver

The Caregiver

A Life With Alzheimer's

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts stories of how family members became caregivers and advocates for their loved one with Alzheimer's.

Cornell University Press

Aaron and Stella Alterra had been married for more than sixty years when Aaron began to notice puzzling lapses in his wife's memory. Innocuous at first, they became more severe and more alarming. After a series of appointments and tests, the Alterras were informed that Stella was one of the more than 4.5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease.

Combining medical research on the disease and often-painful anecdotes of memory loss, deteriorating motor functions, personality shifts, support-group and daycare experiences, and drug trials, Alterra chronicles his transformation from husband to caregiver after his wife's diagnosis.

More than a chronology of one family's experience of Alzheimer's disease, The Caregiver is an intelligent, beautifully reflective testimony to how family members turned caregivers become the ultimate advocates for their loved ones in the face of a disease with no cure.


The Caregiver is an intelligent, beautifully reflective testimony to how family members turned caregivers become the ultimate advocates for their loved ones in the face of a disease with no cure.

Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780801474347
0801474345
Branch Call Number: 616.8 ALT 2007
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 22 cm

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