Mother, Where Are Your Teeth?

Parenting a Parent with Dementia

By Trudy Way

Mother, Where Are Your Teeth?

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  • ISBN: 9781498298537
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 7/13/2016
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Mother, Where Are Your Teeth?

Parenting a Parent with Dementia

By Trudy Way

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781498298537
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 7/13/2016
  • Retail Price: $12.00
Web Price: $9.60
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781498298537
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 7/13/2016
  • Retail Price: $12.00
Web Price: $9.60
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*All eBooks are non-returnable

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About-

This is a story about Helen, who developed dementia, and her daughter Trudy, who became her caregiver. Mother-daughter relationships can be challenging and theirs was--then dementia entered their lives. Dementia, a cunning intruder, can mask itself over a period of years. Trudy was constantly confused by her mother's actions, which led to numerous arguments. It took a long time before she realized that her mother had a form of dementia. It's easy to be in denial, because who wants to accept that dementia has become part of the family? Being a caregiver to a family member with dementia is stressful. Caregivers are at risk physically, emotionally, and mentally. That's why this book is important. Trudy writes of humorous moments and shocking incidents, anecdotes that may help you avoid pitfalls, and offers creative ways of caring for a loved one. You won't feel alone in your journey after reading this book. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia.--Alzheimer's Association 2016

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Trudy's story is deeply personal, but she captures every universal emotion that can be experienced along with the themes of sacrifice, suffering, self-realization, and above all, love."
--Judith Chumlea-Cohan, Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group, Santa Maria CA

"This book will be of great help to others who find themselves caregiving for a relative. Thank you for writing it, and thank you for sharing it."
--Julie Bowden, Author, Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics; Marriage, Family, Child Therapist

"This book is very readable, and has much value for children caring for their parents with any chronic illness or just old age, but the people caring for someone with dementia will really feel some relief of their burden."
--Judy Paulino, Former owner of Santa Barbara Supportive Services (Home Health Care Agency)

"Wonderful insight into caring for your loved one with dementia. A must read for every caregiver."
--Chris Parker, Executive Director, Solvang Lutheran Home, Inc. DBA Atterdag Village of Solvang

Contributors-

Trudy Way

Bio(s)-

Trudy Way lives with her husband Ron, and two cats in Arizona. Both meditate and write (Trudy and Ron, not the cats). They are parents to six children and nine exceptionally smart grandchildren. Trudy has written two memoirs and a novel. This is her first published memoir. You can find her online at www.trudyway.com.

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