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The Complete Guide To Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home

The Complete Guide To Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home is a book that will profoundly improve the environmental quality of caring for a person with Alzheimer's at home.

Author: Mark L. Warner

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By: Geri Richard Hall, Ph.D. c., ARNP, CNS Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

A Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home is a comprehensive practical guide for helping in-home caregivers and health professionals who advise them, to evaluate the home environment and make modifications enhancing safety and function. Easy to read, the book offers the reader numerous new ideas on every page, each with the potential solve some small yet vexing problem. The book begins with an overview of how to evaluate the rooms and exterior areas of a typical home and how to formulate a plan that facilitates maximum function for both the care-recipient and caregiver.

A strength of the book is the second chapter. It provides a disease overview focusing on symptom presentation and how it affects day to day function. This is particularly helpful for the caregiver as it explains how a symptom/behavior is represented in their home. Quotes familiar to professionals working with families help caregivers to recognize how this relates to their own situation. These quotes help to give the book focus and direction, but more important, the quotes provide a very empathetic and "human" touch and make the book highly readable. I find this approach much more salient than "academic approaches" to the description of dementia.

Another strength is the glossary of terms, which is comprehensive and simple to understand. It can help the caregiver speak with health care professionals or understand recommendations - a problem even when the professional speaks in the simplest possible terms. A last strength is the recommendation of products designed for people with AD or for other purposes, but work well for people with AD. The authors have included a shopping guide for convenience of the reader. While this will need to be updated every few years, it is an invaluable resource.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 A life saver March 23, 2022
Reviewer: Ellen from NY  
This book helped us with all of our questions as we moved mom back home due to COVID concerns!

5 of 5 Excellent Book for Safe Proofing Your Home! February 15, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SYLVA, NC United States  
This book is a go-to Bible to make your home Alzheimer proof.  There were so many things that I hadn't thought of as being a risk or danger but the book is very thorough.  I highly recommend this book.

5 of 5 Lots of Ideas July 15, 2015
Reviewer: Gina from staten island, NY United States