The Essential Guide

Facing up to the knowledge that either you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be hard. You will have many questions and will want to know what to do next, and what the future holds. Without blinding you with science, this book sets out to answer all your questions: When you don’t know who to turn to or what to do next, it will point you in the right direction. You will find support and guidance through the following topics: Recognising the early signs of Alzheimer's Alzheimer's prevention Coming to terms with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Drugs and therapies available Taking control Living with Alzheimer's: practical strategies and solutions Finding further help, Alzheimer's support groups Whether you have just been diagnosed, have a relative or friend who has been diagnosed or simply want to know more about the condition, this book should be your first port of call.

Chapter Headings

The Ghost of Alzheimer’s Past

What is Alzheimer’s?


Can I Prevent the Disease from Getting

Why Me?

Steps to Take

Friends and Family

What Do You Need to Plan For?

Living with Someone Suffering from Alzheimer’s

When a Parent is Diagnosed

The Future

Help List

Author Bio 

Jackie Cosh is a writer and journalist, mainly working for national newspapers and magazines. She has written extensively on health issues, and is a regular contributor to Mental Health Today magazine. 

Married to a psychiatric nurse who has worked with people with dementia for nearly 20 years, she has combined their knowledge and talents to write this book. More information on Jackie can be found on her website,

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