San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
New York Times columnist Jane Brody, in her Personal Health article, “Caring for the Caregiver” on Tuesday, February 18, turned to Dr. Judith London for her insights and recommendations on caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to her widely-read column, Brody is an international best-selling author of several books and wrote the forward to London’s first book. In her column, she notes that the stress experienced by caregivers makes them the hidden victims of Alzheimer’s disease, according to London and sources from Stanford University and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. London, psychologist and author of “Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes” (2013) and “Connecting the Dots: Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer’s” (2009) presents poignant stories that validate the challenges caregivers face, as well as their mixed emotions along the journey. “Caregivers rarely have time for themselves, and reading this book brings a support group meeting into the comfort of their home as they see that they are not alone,” London adds. More than 15 million people in the United States suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and over 70 percent of the people who care for them are family members.
An expert on WebMD’s Alzheimer’s Community and caregiver support group facilitator, London is a featured speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association, local community organizations, the Family Caregiver Alliance and trainer for home care agencies. London was featured as a guest on San Francisco’s ABC TV affiliate, “View from the Bay,” following the publication of her first book and is scheduled to be interviewed on the Judith Regan Show, Sirius XM.
To learn more about support for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, London’s books and to schedule her for a speaking engagement, go to her web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.