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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Hi Gary,
Thanks for commenting. I'm sure your book will provide insight for many. My years of caregiving, like yours, have been with family members (and one neighbor). All people I loved. There's always a struggle, it seems, to figure out what is best for our loved ones with dementia. The struggle between their rights and the need to protect them. Dementia makes people incredibly vulnerable, so they need family members like you.
Take care,
Carol

There is a fine line between respectful of an aging parent and letting them withhold information. I watched my father deal with dementia and Alzheimer's in the last five years of his life. He was embarrassed by it and let his world shrink around him. I'm not a doctor and don't profess any brilliant medical insights. But I write about my father's experience in a book that comes out in April called Forgotten Sundays. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Sundays-Sons-Story-Sidelines/dp/076245248X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379202559&sr=8-2&keywords=Gerry+Sandusky

I hope it might offer you some of the human side of this experience that we all deal with—and not just those suffering from dementia.

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