I want to recommend a wonderful new book for caregivers of people who have AD or other forms of dementia. The book is called Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness: Common Sense Caregiving.
It is written by Gary LeBlanc who lived with and cared for his father 24/7 for more than 3000 days until he finally passed away. Gary writes a column with tips for caregivers that appears in the Hernando Today section of the Tampa Tribune. This is a very practical book, written from caregiver to caregiver in a very down to earth style and injected with humor when appropriate. He addresses a variety of problems that arise on a day to day basis and ways that he found to deal with them. This is very helpful in that people who are newer to caregiving won't have to reinvent the wheel. I can totally relate to so many of the issues he discusses in this book and find his advice very useful. Between each section there is a short piece called "Dear Caregiver," usually a meaningful or humorous quote from a famous person that we will all appreciate.
If you want to learn more about this wonderful new book the website is: www.stayingafloatbook.com
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