Although this website has a dementia focus, the materials are well suited to many caregiving situations.
If you found this site, chances are you are a caregiver with questions:
• Why does he say he wants to go home when he already is?
• Why is bathing such a challenge?
• How can I be sure she isn’t eating moldy food?
I have answers. You will find them primarily in my two books aimed at both family and professional caregivers:
Alzheimer’s Basic Caregiving – an ABC Guide covers basic information on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, patterns of progression, the logic behind behaviors and communication issues.
Activities of Daily living – an ADL Guide for Alzheimer’s Care focuses on bathing, dressing, grooming, continence care, nutrition and hydration.
As an avid reader of Kathy’s newsletters, I am pleased to have her practical, often humorous and “make sense” approach return in her easy to read books. Her approach helped launch person-centered care and has endured the test of time.
Your voice comes through so clearly and warmly that folks know that a real person with a sense of humor and vast creativity is at their elbow during their long journey… You are a light in the dark!