By Mary McDaniel Cail, Ph.D.
Foreword by Barry Petersen
Truewind Press, 199 pages
Includes index and reading guide
In this reader-friendly book, author Mary Cail offers step-by-step instructions for comforting those with Alzheimer's disease, and for supporting family members who provide ongoing care. Compelling stories illustrate the challenges of dementia: from Velma, an Arkansas sharecropper's daughter, to Willa, a physician once nominated for Surgeon General, and many more. Cail uses insightful strategies and "do and don't" conversation guides to deliver a realistic message of help and hope in a clear, sympathetic voice. Filled with practical and empowering advice, this book is essential reading for friends and loved ones, as well as concerned professionals and community members.