Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can be devastating—not just for the patients themselves, but for family and friends who must watch a loved one deteriorate. Drawing on her deep compassion for caregivers and more than 25 years of experience as a physician, Dr. Gail Gazelle provides healing and uplifting counsel and advice for those caring for a loved one with dementia.
In this book, you'll find practical tips for taking care of yourself—and making sure you have the support to meet your own basic needs as well as those of your loved one. You'll also find a wealth of positive affirmations and advice to help you keep a healthy, sane, and positive outlook during this difficult time. A former Alzheimer's caregiver herself, Dr. Gazelle understands the unique challenges of caring for those with dementia first-hand—and her advice is crucial for caregivers of all levels of experience.