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Alzheimer's and dementia; a practical and legal guide for Nevada caregivers.


Alzheimer's and dementia dementia (dĭmĕn`shə) [Lat.,=being out of the mind], progressive deterioration of intellectual faculties resulting in apathy, confusion, and stupor. In the 17th cent. ; a practical and legal guide for Nevada caregivers.

Boyer, Kim and Mary Shapiro.

U. of Nevada Press


159 pages




This guide for elderly people, their family members, and caregivers explores issues involved in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease (ăls`hī'mərz, ôls–), degenerative disease of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex that leads to atrophy of the brain and senile dementia.  and dementia from the perspective of Nevada resources and Nevada law. Some of the topics addressed by attorney Boyer and gerontologist ger·on·tol·o·gy  
The scientific study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging.

 Shapiro: obtaining a diagnosis, finding the right doctor, and getting financial matters organized. Supplemental materials found at the back of the volume include a guide to the family meeting, a directory of community resources, and advance directive Advance Directive

A document expressing a person's wishes about critical care when he or she is unable to decide for him or herself. However, it does not authorize anyone to act on a person's behalf or make decisions the way a power of attorney would.

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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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