Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir
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One of Alzheimers.net's 2014 Top Alzheimer's Books for Caregivers. Winner of the Memoirs category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Excellence Book Awards. Winner of a silver medal in the Health/Medical category of the 2013 Readers' Favorite book awards. Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir is the unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer's disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she's learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a "memory care" facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home. She learns not only about how to navigate the elder care system, but how to grow closer to her mother and nurture her mother's spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.