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Untangling Alzheimer's

Taking the fear and mystery out of Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson's, Huntington Disease or other forms of dementia, this bestselling book makes a complex and often overwhelming disease process understandable to all readers. Whether you are a first time family caregiver or a professional care partner, Untangling Dementia will change your life.

Readers will:

Discover what a dementia diagnosis means for a family

Learn about the seven stages of dementia

Understand how damage in the brain causes behavior changes

Recognize signs associated with the A’s of dementia

Improve their ability to communicate with and care for loved ones

Track the stages of dementia utilizing Tam's DBAT (PDF), a free downloadable tool.

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Reviews

Some of Dr. Tam’s favorite websites related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease:

  • Alzheimer’s Association — A global organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease International — Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organization of Alzheimer’s associations around the world.
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America — Wonderful source for caregivers and those who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America — Wonderful source for caregivers and those who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s Society — A U.K.-based organization with lots of good information.
  • AlzOnline — A wonderful resource for families working with persons diagnosed with Frontaltemporal Dementia
  • Area Agency on Aging — Every region has one, your federal government's go to resource in your community.
  • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration — A wonderful resource for families working with persons diagnosed with Frontaltemporal Dementia.
  • Caring.com — Practical tips for the at-home or professional caregiver.
  • Healthfinder.gov — Lots of info on a variety of health topics, including help locating medical professionals.
  • Huntingon’s Disease Society of America — Resources for those dealing with Huntington’s disease dementia.
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association — Great info for anyone who faces Lewy body dementia.
  • Mayo Clinic — We love this website for how it translates complicated doctor jargon into language that makes sense non-medical folks.
  • mm.learn.org — Online videos for caregivers.
  • National Institute on Aging — The U.S. Department of Health and Human services website that gives facts about health and aging as well as research activities.