The Complete Family Guide to Dementia

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Parent and Yourself

Thomas F. Harrison and Brent P. Forester

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August 2, 2022
ISBN 9781462549719
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243 Pages
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243 Pages
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August 10, 2022
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“Compassionate and empathic….The content will inspire, uplift, and inform while preserving dignity.”

The Caregiver's Voice

“The book serves as a comforting and orienting primer for the loved ones of an individual with dementia. From the earliest stages of the illness to preparing for the final days of life, the authors give practical advice and concise menus of options….It offers important psychological descriptions and practical experiences that can serve to prepare families for the path that lies ahead, offer validation for the challenges of caregiving, and remind the caregiving families of the importance of respite and self-care. *****!”

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“What a fantastic guide! The book empowers and validates caregivers. You will get needed answers and guidance, and ways to reduce fears and anxieties. Relatable, authentic, practical—this is the book I wish I'd had when my mother was diagnosed.”

—Karen F., Marblehead, Massachusetts

“Two dedicated experts walk caregivers through everything from understanding a loved one's diagnosis to dealing with the entire range of expected medical, psychiatric, and behavioral issues. Most important, this book is a guide to building the best possible relationship with the person who is living and even thriving in spite of his or her cognitive changes.”

—Marc E. Agronin, MD, author of The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

“This book is a lifesaver. In down-to-earth language, it deftly captures the latest expert advice about dementia care. Dr. Forester brilliantly cared for my wife with dementia—and taught me, her chief care partner, how to survive and thrive.”

—Jerry M., Cambridge, Massachusetts

“For the adult child of a parent with dementia, the emotional impact is unlike any other disease. This reassuring book helps you navigate your new role in your relationship with your parent and provides concrete, useful advice for managing common concerns. The authors show how 'working smarter' can enhance your loved one's quality of life. It is sure to be a trusted guidebook and companion.”

—Susan W. Lehmann, MD, Clinical Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“This wonderful book speaks directly to adult children caring for a parent with dementia, and gives equal weight to the facts, the feelings, and the often bumpy road to understanding, acceptance, and effective care. The sections on how to communicate and resolve conflicts with the 'other' parent—the one who doesn't have dementia—are unique. Above all, this book shows us how to focus on the feelings—our own, our siblings', and our parents'—that are at the heart of caregiving but can give us the biggest challenges.”

—Soo Borson, MD, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine; Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington