DEMENTIA DIARY: A Care Giver's Journal

eBook (PDF), 242 Pages
(3 Ratings)
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PAPERBACK & DOWNLOAD EDITIONS———WHAT'S IT LIKE to be the only son of a widowed mother who is rapidly sinking into the opaque fog of dementia, and who lives alone half a continent away? ROBERT TELL tells this tale with compassion and humor. DEMENTIA DIARY reads like fiction and covers the fifteen year period from his father's shocking death in a department store to his mother’s 92nd birthday. It is meant to be a “portable support group.” If you have watched helplessly as your parent, spouse or friend’s identity disappeared into the sinkhole of Alzheimer’s Disease (or another dementia), this heart-wrenching memoir will touch you deeply
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  • By Tom Cranshaw
    Dec 31, 2008
    "A Neil Simon laugh and cry scenario..." As a CEO of a mental health agency and as the bereaved family member of an Alzheimer’s victim I found this book to be OUTSTANDING—entertaining— informative…a primer on the family implications of the deadly and devastating impact of dementia on the afflicted and their loved ones. Other books focus on the technical and miss the emotional and personal reality that engulfs both the afflicted and the caregiver. Dementia Diary fills this gap with dignity and warmth. Every reader will benefit greatly, as did I.
  • By Dr. Seth Goldsmith
    Mar 27, 2008
    "A sensitive and well written semi-autobiography" Robert Tell presents an account of his mother's slow descent into dementia and its impact on him as the only son. Although the author suggests this is not a "how to" book it definitely educates the reader about many significant issues such as geriatricare management, driving and preneed funeral planning--to mention a few. This book is unusal for its male (son) caregiver perspective and a must read for all who are going through the chalenging years of caring for an elderly parent. Although I am now an adult orphan I read the book and garnered insights bout the journey That I and my family recently completed with the passing of my 94 year old mother several years ago.
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October 1, 2011
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