Living in the Moment
A Guide to Overcoming Challenges and Finding Moments of Joy in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Published by: Kensington
272 Pages, 5.45 x 8.19 x 0.72 in
- ISBN: 9780806541778
- On Sale: 05/31/2022
- HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
An invaluable, comprehensive guide that explains everything you and your family need to know about living well with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
A loved one's dementia diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and overwhelmed. Now a renowned geriatrician who has helped thousands of families live happy, engaged lives—after a dementia diagnosis—shares her expertise in this easy-to-follow guide.
Filled with must-have information, practical advice, and unique and comforting insights, here is everything you need to know about caring for your loved one and making his or her life the best possible—starting now, even as the disease progresses. Inside, you'll find:
In addition to all the essential advice, Dr. Landsverk demystifies the ins and outs of dementia, explaining what it is and what it's not, making sure you and your loved one will be ready to address whatever develops and maintain quality of life. Uniquely, Living in the Moment will transform how you think about dementia, providing comfort and support for the best life possible—at any stage.
"This book is great for caregivers, but it's also an essential read for anyone who's in any way related to re dementia patient. Find "Living in the Moment" and keep it handy." —Philadelphia Tribune
Praise for Living in the Moment
“This book is great for caregivers, but it’s also an essential read for anyone who’s in any way related to re dementia patient. Find “Living in the Moment” and keep it handy.” —Philadelphia Tribune
Dr Landsverk makes navigating the medical and behavioral challenges for a loved one with dementia a bit easier to comprehend. The book explains what is happening, what is likely to happen, and how to do the right thing along the way. Recommended to family members who suspect their loved one might have dementia, essential to those with new diagnosis and nowhere to turn, validating and reassuring those who are already on the dementia journey with a loved one.
—KJ Page, Gerontology RN, ED, Joint Commission Nursing Center Policy
A valuable resource…[this] book is essential for understanding a confusing disease and navigating the medical, legal, and financial challenges for these vulnerable elders. Everyone needs this book. —Kim Schwarz, CLPF, past president, Professional Fiduciary Association
Dr. Landsverk reveals the secrets to medical and personal care with people with dementia. Her insights tell you what to expect and how to fix things so people with dementia - and their loved ones - can live their best lives. —Marsha L. Keeffer, CLPF, partner, Practical Heart Fiduciary Services