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TitleDiary of an Alzheimer's caregiver / Robert Hershberger.
AuthorHershberger, Robert, 1936- author.
Call No362.196 HER
CollectionAdult 300-399
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailable362.196 HER 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781612497358 (epub)
International Standard Book Number 9781612497365 (pdf)
International Standard Book Number 9781612497341 (paperback)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 362.196/831/0092 B 23/eng/20211202
Personal Name Hershberger, Robert, 1936- author.
Title Statement Diary of an Alzheimer's caregiver / Robert Hershberger.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2022.
Physical Description x, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "One year shy of her fiftieth wedding anniversary, Dee Hershberger was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, Bob, serving as her primary caregiver, kept a journal the following four and a half years. Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver provides an unflinchingly honest and heartbreaking account of what the couple went through. During the first two and a half years, Dee gradually lost short-term memory but maintained most physical and social abilities. Over the last two years she lost these abilities, most words, and long-term memory. She also became incontinent, suffered from undetected illnesses, and experienced psychotic episodes and uncontrollable, violent behavior. This is a brutally raw look at what it is like to lose a loved one to Alzheimer's, including what the disease does to the patient and the effects it has on loved ones and caregivers. This personal view into caring for a spouse with Alzheimer's will help readers understand the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of the disease, as well as provide support, advice, and hope to anyone in the same situation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Hershberger, Robert Diaries.
Subject-Personal Name Hershberger, Robert Mental health.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Caregivers Diaries.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Alzheimer's disease Patients Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Alzheimer's disease Patients Care Diaries.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Hershberger, Robert, 1936- Diary of an Alzheimer's caregiver West Lafayette : Purdue University Press, 2022 9781612497358 (DLC) 2021058545
Location 362.196 HER 31662001710300

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