Day-to-Day: Living With Dementia offers essential caregiving guidance, including practical tips and resources, techniques for working through difficult emotions, and strategies for managing common dementia-related challenges.
Caring for someone with dementia can be a challenging, heartbreaking experience … but it can also be rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful.
Millions of people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease and similar disorders. Millions more are in a caring and supportive role. As many as 1 in 4 Baby Boomers provides care for someone living with dementia, and this number is only expected to grow.
Most dementia caregivers find that the first, and sometimes most difficult step, is accepting the diagnosis and adjusting to a new normal. In Day-to-Day Living With Dementia, Angela Lunde, M.A., an expert in dementia care at Mayo Clinic, helps you take that first step and chart your path toward living well, even in the face of dementia. In her 20 years of experience with dementia, Ms. Lunde has made it her mission to improve emotional well-being and quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners. This book gives you the research-backed strategies Ms. Lunde applies in her work every day. Day-to-Day Living With Dementia will help you: · Acknowledge and work through difficult emotions · Find helpful resources for practical and emotional support · Understand what someone with dementia may be thinking and feeling · Learn techniques for coping with common caregiver challenges · Find ways to care for yourself
About the Author
Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, M.D., Ph.D., is the first African-American woman to complete the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She has published numerous articles on dementia, cerebrovascular disease, and health inequalities among African-Americans. Dr. Ighodaro serves as a neurologist, neuroscientist, and health advocate at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she focuses on understanding the role of racism in neurological disorders. Learn more about Dr. Ighodaro at www.dreseosaighodaro.com.