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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical & Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers

By Kim Boyer, J.D. and Mary Shapiro, MSG
Published by University of Nevada, Reno Press

Book cover: Alzheimer's and Dementia: A Practical & Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers by Kim Boyer and Mary Shapiro

Whenever individuals or their families are faced with a medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or a stroke, they are confronted with daunting questions – how to provide for care when the patient can no longer manage his or her own affairs, what to do to protect their rights and property, where to go for help, and how to copy with the day-to-day challenges of fading memory and diminished cognition.

For the first time, Nevada patients and their caregivers have a comprehensive guide that addresses these problems from the specific perspective of Nevada resources and Nevada law. Here Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are described in clear laymen’s terms, with advice on finding the right physician.

For Nevadans embarking on the difficult journey, and for the family members, professional caregivers, and health-care workers who help them, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. A practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers offers a wealth of vital information.

Praise for Alzheimer’s and Dementia:

“This book is a gift-not only for caregivers but for all who work with older persons and those who care for them.” – Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., author of Living with Grief: Alzheimer’s Disease

“This book is great – very comprehensive and easy to read.” – Dr. Charles Bernick, neurologist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.

“This book provides an easy-to-read roadmap for navigating the journey and challenges of caregiving. To survive, caregivers need to be assertive and informed. This book shows you how. It is a valuable planning tool that will inform caregivers about the legal and financial issues as well as provide gentle tips for dealing with loved ones with dementia. You have found the Holy Grail for overworked, stressed-out caregivers.” -Jo Voege, MS, founder of Aging, a geriatric care management company in New York

“This book gives good down-to-earth advice on how to grow old in Nevada. It combines the professional experiences of a geriatric care manager and an elder law attorney to help Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. It is full of empathy and compassion. It assumes that if growing old is not for sissies, it is for the well informed.” -Marjorie A. Slavin, M.S.W., author of What To Do When Your Son or Daughter Divorces

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