Table of contents "Alzheimer's disease - a guide for relatives and carers"

Note: This is a book in DIN-A4 format, in the usual DIN-A5 format this corresponds to approx. 200 pages.

Medical background and facts
1.3Classification of Alzheimer's disease
Early stage
Advanced stage
Late stage
Terminal stage
1.4Occurrence in the population (prevalence)
Do relatives have an increased risk of falling ill?
1.5How does dementia occur, what are the causes (etiology)
1.6Other diseases that can lead to dementia (differential diagnoses)
1.7Diseases that can occur together with dementia
Hallucinations and "illusionary misjudgment"
Seizures (epileptic fits)
1.8How is the diagnosis of dementia made?
Dealing with the disease
2.1What goes on in people who find they have symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
2.2How should I imagine such a disease or how does the patient feel?
2.3What can sick people (still) achieve?
2.4Where do Alzheimer's patients live and who looks after them?
2.5Difficulties experienced by relatives who care for Alzheimer's patients
2.6How much do relatives suffer in their performance?
2.7How do relatives of Alzheimer's patients react to the diagnosis?
2.8What does the illness mean for the tasks of the individual in the family?
2.9How and when do you explain your new life situation to your extended relatives?
2.10When should a family member talk to friends and neighbors about the disease?
2.11Am I guilty if, as a caregiver, I get angry with the sick person?
2.12Do caregivers feel guilty?
2.13What happens when family members no longer think of themselves but only of the sick person?
2.14What is the best way to protect yourself from such problems?
3.The golden rules for dealing with Alzheimer's patients
3.1Formulate realistic goals
3.2Create a warm atmosphere
3.3The Alzheimer's patient needs help here and now
3.4Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease takes time
3.5Knowledge is power - facts and suggestions for dealing with and talking to people with Alzheimer's disease
4.General tips for coping with everyday life
4.2Rummaging around
4.3Home furnishings
4.4personal hygiene
What should be considered with regard to bowel movements and urination?
Alzheimer's and Sexuality
4.5Meaningful occupation
4.6What else do you need to know for everyday life?
5.frequently asked Questions
5.1How long can you leave someone with Alzheimer's disease alone?
5.2Are there things you can prepare in case of an unforeseen emergency?
5.3Can Alzheimer's patients still travel?
5.4What should be considered when dealing with money?
5.5Are there any special features regarding food intake?
5.6Are Alzheimer's patients even allowed to smoke?
5.7What should be considered when administering medication?
5.8What can you do with insomnia and restlessness at night?
5.9What help is there if someone affected keeps asking the same question or chasing after?
5.10What do you do when there is a tendency to run away?
Practical aids to protect those affected from running away uncontrollably
5.11What can you do if you are aggressive?
5.12Until when are Alzheimer's patients allowed to drive?
5.13What is statutory care and when does it make sense to set it up?
5.14Do Alzheimer's patients have liability insurance?
5.15When does a home admission make sense?
5.16When does an Alzheimer's patient have to go to psychiatry?
6.Closing word