Introduction

The Fundamentals

The Tape Reel Concept is the foundation of how I have come to view the dementia journey. Read more…

Life Lessons

Life lessons learned on this journey become the “survival kit” for the caregiver. Read more…

Strategies

Strategies, the “tricks of the trade,” help the caregiver learn to manage a – Read more…

Preparation Pays Off

Be prepared: Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead! Having a plan of action will give a caregiver a sense of control. Read more…

Practical Approaches

In this section, the caregiver will find a number of practical – Read more…

Coping with Reality

Caregiving inherently takes its toll on the caregiver:  physically, Read more…

Introduction

The caregiver’s journey through an Alzheimer’s-type dementia spans many years; years of “smooth sailing,” “fast moving currents,” “rough waters,” and “turbulent seas.” This book on Alzheimer’s type dementia caregiving is a resource that will help the caregiver establish a foundation from which he/she is able to: successfully manage the daily challenges of this journey; plan ahead for the inevitable changes which a caregiver and loved one experience; gain insight into the skills and tools which make dealing with dementia more manageable; and begin to understand the numerous emotional challenges faced while walking this journey. The Alzheimer’s Journey offers invaluable information and support for caregivers. If this book gives you a glimpse into the world of dementia, and it makes your journey just a little easier, I will feel the time and effort worthwhile. You, the caregivers, are the heroes of this journey.