This is a story about Helen, who developed dementia, and her daughter Trudy, who became her caregiver. Mother-daughter relationships can be challenging and theirs was--then dementia entered their lives. Dementia, a cunning intruder, can mask itself over a period of years. Trudy was constantly confused by her mother's actions, which led to numerous arguments. It took a long time before she realized that her mother had a form of dementia. It's easy to be in denial, because who wants to accept that dementia has become part of the family? Being a caregiver to a family member with dementia is stressful. Caregivers are at risk physically, emotionally, and mentally. That's why this book is important. Trudy writes of humorous moments and shocking incidents, anecdotes that may help you avoid pitfalls, and offers creative ways of caring for a loved one. You won't feel alone in your journey after reading this book. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia.--Alzheimer's Association 2016
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|Size: ||893 KB|
|Publisher: ||Resource Publications|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781498298544 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|