Mom’s Losing Her Memory I’m Losing My Mind!

Taking Care of Mom and Dad with Memory Decline

by Kathy Jean Stewart RN BSN

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 08/04/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452569338
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452569352

About the Book

“The subject of physical and mental deterioration and its consequences on people and their loved ones is one that most of us prefer to avoid, even those of us who provide medical care to the elderly. Yet, this is often part of the human experience. Information written on the subject is usually dry and didactic. Kathy Stewart has granted the reader access to her world, the assisted living community, where extraordinary needs are met by extraordinary people. Through interesting, illustrative, and poignant vignettes, a realistic, often intense and yet hopeful experience is accorded the reader. This book, crafted professionally and compassionately, is a gem that should be read not only by relatives of people suffering progressive memory loss but by all of us, since many of us will eventually be touched by this situation in our lifetimes.”
—Mark H. Greenberg, MD, FACR, Rheumatologist, Author of “Doctor, Why Do I Hurt So Much?”

“Few events impact an entire family more than the onset of dementia in a parent, spouse, sibling, or close friend. Drawing upon her own personal and professional experiences, Kathy Stewart has developed a practical guide for caregivers. The book is easy to read, yet it provides a wealth of useful information which is accessible to all. It should provide knowledge and comfort for anyone caring for an individual with dementia.”
—George A. Kuchel, M.D., FRCPC, Professor, Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics & Gerontology, Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut Health Center

“Kathy Stewart has provided an outstanding, informative, and useful guide. This book is required reading for all adult children and caregivers who seek to provide the best possible care for Mom and Dad. I wish I had this book when my own mother developed stroke-related dementia and needed extensive specialized care.”
—Elly Trepman, M.D., Professional Associate, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba,

About the Author

Kathy Stewart has been a Registered Nurse for more than thirty years, providing intimate guidance for aging adults with memory decline. She is an Executive Director of an assisted living community. She treats patients and consults with families on all aspects of health, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Kathy is a sought-out consultant and speaker on elderly care to hospital personnel, hospice caregivers, and family and community groups.