Caring at home for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease, depression or the after-effects of a stroke is a most stressful, and often isolated full-time occupation. This guide contains clear and practical advice on how to cope in such a situation. It's accessible information aims to alleviate the many problems faced by carers. This postive and encouraging handbook is the outcome of the author's research and work in the rehabilitation of elderly people, particularly within the community. The contents include: hearing the diagnosis; disabilities explained; a difficult journey; coping practically; coping emotionally; practical problems and letting go. Guidance is also given on problem behaviour, incontinence, insomnia and many other aspects of caring for an elderly or sick person at home.