No folks... this isn't a joke... although I don't like the title it's a great book - and anyone who's read the 'Dummies' series will probably know how accessible and informative they are. I've just seen one going cheap on eBay: Click Here Now I'm not on commission here, I bought my copy on eBay quite some time ago and think that it's an excellent book - and believe me, through my three years training I've accessed lots of source material (you want to see how much some of them cost too - unbelievable). Here's some of the official blurb: Alzheimer’s For Dummies takes a realistic look at Alzheimer’s Disease, what it is and what it isn’t. It offers pertinent, easy-to-understand advice for dealing with the myriad concerns and responsibilities that a primary caregiver must assume when managing an Alzheimer’s patient. Here’s a sampling of the information you’ll find in this valuable guide: * Maneuvering through medical, legal, and financial tangles * Distinguishing AD from other brain diseases and medical conditions * Handling the fears that may accompany the diagnosis * Evaluating current drug therapies; watching out for scams and quack treatments * Finding the best doctors; dealing with attorneys and CPAs * Looking at Medicare regulations * Evaluating the cost of care * The current state of research, diagnosis, and treatment The book breaks down all the jargon (so no need to have a medical dictionary on hand to explain all the technical stuff - makes the job a lot easier!), is clear and concise and presented in a style that can just be 'dipped into' - a VERY useful and informative book intended for 'caregivers' etc. but invaluable also to me too... okay, some of the info. in there is U.S. specific (i.e. benefits available etc. which is not useful to me personally, living here in the U.K.) yet the majority of it is universal. The copy I got was published in 2004 - so it's all relatively new stuff, which has the advantage over must of the 'academic' stuff I've been accessing at the University library (much of which are antiques lol). I've put this in the 'research' part of the forum... but this is a book that I feel is useful for all - from People with dementia and their carers, to professionals and 'lay people' alike - anyone with an interest in Dementia Issues should certainly check this out I reckon. N. P.S. If anyone sees this book anywhere else please let me know... I bet there's a 'cheapo bookshop' somewhere doing these - if so, please reply and I'll pass the info. on to anyone who will be interested.