A University of North Carolina (UNC) family medicine doctor and researcher has released a book that uses the newest clinical results in providing care for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Dr. Philip Sloane's book, "The Alzheimer's Medical Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia," discusses what caregivers go through. Some of the topics that the book covers include patient health problems, how Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients act, what the landscape of current care looks like and what happens when caregivers start to get tired and feel like they no longer can do so. Additionally, the book covers how what caregivers do means that they make the call on how to handle health and behavior issues.
Sloane worked with colleagues at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke University on the book.