When Caring Takes Courage

Alzheimer's/Dementia: At A Glance Guide for Family Caregivers

by Mara Botonis

When Caring Takes Courage
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When Caring Takes Courage

Alzheimer's/Dementia: At A Glance Guide for Family Caregivers

by Mara Botonis

Published Jan 31, 2016
246 Pages
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia



 

Book Details

Top Tips for Common Care Challenges

When it comes to Alzheimer's and dementia care, the only thing predictable about your experience…is that it will be unpredictable. Get hundreds of effective and easy to implement ideas from healthcare professionals and countless family caregivers. How to find free resources and affordable care, healing the hurt when your family feels fractured, helping your loved one live well, making the most of medical appointments, learning to decode behavioral "language", bathing without battling, preserving your relationship and the positive impact of proper nutrition on brain health are just some of the dozens of featured topics covered in this interactive guide. Flip right to the answers you need now. “Mara’s book, When Caring Takes Courage, is absolutely fabulous! Few books on dementia are as jammed packed with realistic tools people dealing with the disease can use immediately.” Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks, Recognized by Sharecare and Dr. Oz. as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's. “This is one of the most comprehensive, compassionate and informative resources available for the caregivers of people who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Mara Botonis has done an outstanding job and her passion for helping others is self-evident on every page.” Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, Neurologist, a Maria Shriver’s Architect of Change, Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics, LLC. “As a Certified Dementia Consultant who has worked with hundreds of families dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementias for a decade, what do I like about this book? A WHOLE LOT!! Mara has taken years of knowledge and experience, and hours and hours of research and compiled it into an understandable, and more importantly, actionable guide for families to use during their journey with a loved one who has dementia.” Carole Larkin, MA, CMC, CAEd, QDCS, EICS, Certified Dementia Consultant, ThirdAge Services. “Mara Botonis, through her experience with Alzheimer's patients and her heart for those caught in this terrible disease, shows herself time and time again to be a compassionate, reliable and trusted resource for information and help for anyone affected by Alzheimer's." Leanne Chames, Executive Director, Memory People, 13,000+ member caregiver support group founded by First Responder and Early-Onset Advocate, Rick Phelps.

 

About the Author

Mara Botonis

After more than thirty years in healthcare, Mara Botonis' life forever changed when Alzheimer's hit home. Her volunteer efforts included serving as an Alzheimer's Association Chapter Board Member, National Dementia Action Alliance, Work Group Co-Chair, Law Enforcement Alzheimer’s Educator for Project Lifesaver International, and UsAgainstAlzheimer's National Support Group Co-Moderator. Mara received both the 2015 Jefferson Award and National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal for Outstanding Public Service.