ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND ITS CARE

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND ITS CARE

ALZHEIMER: A DOENÇA E SEUS CUIDADOS

This humanistic and sensitive book combines the human face of the disease with scientific and technical information to help to understand and to care patients. On one hand, a geriatrician and teacher dedicated to Alzheimer who saw hundreds of cases pass through his office. On the other hand, a journalist whose contact with Alzheimer’s took the hard practice when she took care of her sick mother. Throughout the 15 chapters—which end with indications of books, films and complementary websites—Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto and Marisa Folgato examine all sorts of subjects: from hygiene, food and tips to make the environment safe until task-sharing tips and responsibilities for caregivers. There are also guidelines on legal aspects and about hospitalization of the patient. It is also a work with technical quality data, which demonstrates the importance of the subject in view of the increasing longevity of the world population.