Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir

Dundee-Lakemont Press
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The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's 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 Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's 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--lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.
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About the author

Martha Stettinius is a sandwich generation mom; an editor and writing instructor with a master's in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and an advocate for the needs of family caregivers. She serves as a volunteer representative for New York State for the National Family Caregivers Association.

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Publisher
Dundee-Lakemont Press
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Published on
Sep 21, 2012
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Pages
372
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ISBN
9780984932627
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Language
English
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This content is DRM protected.
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