Sunday, February 28, 2010

About the Alzheimer's Reading Room

On the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we discuss issues like: communication, wandering, incontinence, hygiene, patient symptoms, and what to expect as the disease progresses. We discuss all issues that are important to Alzheimer's caregivers. We provide specific insight, advice, and solutions based on real life experience.

At the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we discuss solutions to common problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face each day.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I started the Alzheimer’s Reading Room to keep track of the thousands of articles and many books I was reading about Alzheimer's disease.

I soon realized that Alzheimer's caregivers are often thrust into their role with little or no experience, training, or education about Alzheimer's disease. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and suffer from feelings of helplessness. Forty percent of Alzheimer's caregivers suffer from depression.