Thank you so much! I have ordered five copies for my family and the caregiver. I'll have a copy for those who care for my husband so they might better understand the disease. Very few Home Care Agencies educate the caregivers so I find it's my "job" to try to do that and having your book is a great help.
Just wanted to let you know that we gave your book to a new resident's family. Two of the children were "on the same page," but unfortunately the son was not. At our support group this week the daughter told me that her brother had read your book and called her on the phone to tell her that he had an epiphany after reading your newest book and he now "gets it," as they say... Thank GOODNESS, and THANKS, TAM!!!
I have been dealing with my mother's rapidly advancing dementia for a couple of years and was given this book by the memory care facility where she now lives. I wish I had this book a couple of years ago. It provides a VERY helpful road map for the different stages of dementia. I was going along fairly blindly from one stage to the next, wondering what was happening. Once I read the book I realized she had been progressing through the stages described in the book. I now feel better prepared to cope with the next stages. While it is not easy to read about what is to come, at least I can prepare myself and better help my mother. If you have a family member or friend suffering from dementia this is a must read book!
This book is fabulous! It is such a great guide for anyone struggling with dementia, whether it is in their family or if they are working in an industry where they care for people with this disease. I am a marketing director for a memory care community, and I find that so many families I encounter have such a hard time understanding dementia. They are usually stressed out and overwhelmed from caring for their family member who is suffering with this terrible disease. There is not enough time in my office to give them all the help and education that I would like to, so I have started using Tam's book as a resource. This book has been a blessing! I ordered my first box and have been giving them out to every family that comes into my office. I have had the most wonderful feedback from everyone! Thanks Tam for sharing your knowledge and experience! It is immeasurable to all of us!