You Oughta Know: Acknowledging, Recognizing, and Responding to the Steps in the Journey Through Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease

You Oughta Know: Acknowledging, Recognizing, and Responding to the Steps in the Journey Through Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease

by Sandra Ross
You Oughta Know: Acknowledging, Recognizing, and Responding to the Steps in the Journey Through Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease

You Oughta Know: Acknowledging, Recognizing, and Responding to the Steps in the Journey Through Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease

by Sandra Ross

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Overview

This book looks comprehensively and chronologically at each the steps that occur in the journey through dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease.

In my own experience as the primary caregiver for my mom and in counseling, supporting, and working with others who are going through these steps, I realized there is a basic lack of comprehension about the big picture of how these neurological diseases progress.

I know the need for this book exists because the same questions get asked and answered over and over again.

My purpose is to ask those questions and answer them in a way that, first, makes sense, and, second, works for everybody involved. This practical, day-in-day-out, walking through the journey with our loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease book is written for everybody who wants accessible, informative, and practical information that will help you, save you, and support you through each step.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150154179
Publisher: Sandra Ross
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 180
File size: 470 KB

About the Author

My professional background is as a leader. My personal background, it turns out, is the same. I've always been a writer, but never really committed to it until I started a personal blog in 2008. I then began blogging on leadership in 2010. After my mom died in August 2012 from congestive heart failure (she also had vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease), my first venture into writing was to do a memoir about my dad, her, and our family. I wrote a few leadership books after that, but in June 2013 I decided I needed to dedicate a large portion of my writing energy to education about dementias and Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, and understanding what's really going on with the neurological diseases. I wrote "Going Gentle Into That Good Night," then started a companion blog of the same name to continue to educate. I also started a caregiving group on Facebook and joined several support groups for dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. As I saw - and answered - many of the questions newcomers to these groups had, I realized how little actual and practical education about the steps of these neurological diseases existed. And that is where "You Oughta Know: Acknowledging, Recognizing, and Responding to the Steps in the Journey Through Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease" was born.

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