NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
American author, Gavin Dougherty, has published a new book, Alzheimer’s Moments: Memories From A Caregiver's Diary. He shares his decisions and experiences as a caregiver to a parent with Alzheimer’s and how you can address the challenges of caring for a person with this disease.
“If you have a loved-one, relative or friend with Alzheimer’s, this book will take you through every stage of Alzheimer’s and every level of dementia," said Sandy Spencer, leading blogger, Free-Alzheimers-support.com. “The last section of the book is Gavin’s quest to find a good home for his mother when home-care is no longer sufficient. You’ll learn why and when constant-care may become necessary; the questions to ask, the choices to make. You can create a checklist of must-do while watching Gavin search for Assisted Living, Memory Care, and finally a Nursing Home.”
According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures:
- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
- Of Americans aged 65 and over, 1 in 9 has Alzheimer¹s; of those 85 and older, the number increases to 1 in 3.
- In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion.
"During the time I was the primary caregiver to my mother, I realized that there were so many families facing the same dire circumstances," Mr. Dougherty explained. “By sharing my experiences, Alzheimer's Moments provides a source of support while serving as a potential roadmap for others navigating the turbulent waters of dementia and Alzheimer’s care.”
Alzheimer’s Moments is being released for Mother’s Day and is currently available for $13.99 from online retailers http://www.Amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com, and wholesale book distributors Ingram and Baker and Taylor.
Alzheimers Moments: Memories From A Caregiver's Diary, 209 pages, paperback, ISBN# 978-1480117471