Moving a Relative with Memory Loss:A Family Caregiver’s Guide
Laurie White, MSW & Beth Spencer, MA, LMSW.
This 55 page booklet, was written to help families think about some of the issues involved in moving a relative with memory loss. It offers practical ideas for making the move an easier process.
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- Keeping a Relative at Home
- Locating Residential Homes
- Planning the Move
- Talking to Your Relative About the Move
- Moving Day
- Common Emotional Reactions for the New Resident and Family
Barry Peters – A long time journalist finds an assignment that he did not want, and did not expect at his young age: caring for his wife who has Alzheimer’s disease. Barry Peters’ powerful, yet compassionate story of his wife, who was also a journalist, captures what it is to love, care and love another. Barry speaks of the unspoken: his feelings when the going gets rough and some of the decisions he makes for his wife and for himself.
P. Murali Doraiswamy, Lisa P. Gwyther M.S.W., and Tina Adler
I have long been an admirer of Lisa Gwyther, founding director of Duke’s Alzheimer’s Family Support Program. Lisa is an award winning social worker, noted author and dedicated clinician, who has in her 38-year career, always taken the practical approach to educating families, and respectfully advocating for people with dementia.
Now she has teamed up with Dr. Doraiswamy, also associated with Duke University Medical Center, to write a book that simply answers the questions they both have been asked in their long and distinguished careers, starting with the question “What would you do if she was your mother?” This question alone gives you an idea of the practical approach taken in this new, complete and up-to-date book.
By Lisa Snyder, MSW
Lisa Snyder, a clinical social worker at University of California, San Diego expands on her first book, Speaking Our Minds – What it’s Like to have Alzheimer’s, and presents a valuable and empowering resource for people with early stage dementia and their families. The book begins with the basic question “What is Alzheimer’s disease?”, but goes on to address topics that are not so openly and deeply addressed: Understanding Your Reactions to the Diagnosis, The Unique Concerns of Young-Onset Alzheimer’s Families, Learning to Accept Help When You Need It. Important messages from people with Alzheimer’s are included, giving credibility and insights into the topics that Lisa so compassionately, but directly, discusses.