Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir

Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir by Martha Stettinius 0984932607 9780984932603
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A fascinating and hopeful memoir about one womans journey into family caregiving, and a remarkable, vivid story of the challenges of Alzheimers care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimers disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons shes learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home. One in 8 people over age 65 has Alzheimers disease, and nearly fifty percent of those over age 85. Appendices share facts that we all need to know, including: how to get a diagnosis of Alzheimers disease; the benefits of early diagnosis; the risk factors for Alzheimers disease; possible preventive measures; and how to plan for long-term care. The authors greatest gift to readers is that of optimism--that caregiving can deepen love, that dementia can be fought, and that families can be strengthened. Her book is appealing, enlightening, and inspiring.      

Author: Martha Stettinius

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 353

Publisher: Dundee-Lakemont Press

Publication Date: 2012-09-21

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