Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills Present New Handbook for Dementia Care Partners

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‘I Care’ aims to relieve stress, anxiety of care partners, improve life of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Dr. Stephen Jones of Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., writes, “‘I Care’ is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.”

In 2012, approximately 15.4 million Alzheimer’s disease caregivers provided about 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care, which translates to more than $216 billion lost, says the Alzheimer’s Association. Authors and health care professionals Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills understand the immense strain that care partners feel when caring for their loved ones. In their new guidebook, “I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia” (published by Balboa Press), Brush and Mills offer care partners a new strategy for caring for their loved ones with dementia that will improve the quality of the family member’s life and help relief some of the care partner’s stress.

“I Care” seeks to change the way care partners approach dementia by providing readers with positive, solution-focused strategies which can improve the quality of life for persons with dementia. The strategies included help caregivers face some of the toughest challenges such as implementing at-home care, preserving the relationship between care partner and family member and navigating legal and financial issues. By giving readers a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, Brush and Mills hope to empower care partners.

“‘I Care’ will help families change how they think about dementia,” writes Mills. “When they change how they think about the condition, they will be able to change their approach.”

Readers are already responding positively to “I Care.” Dr. Stephen Jones of Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., writes, “‘I Care’ is just what the health care community has been waiting for to fill the void for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.”

Brush and Mills invite readers to visit them at http://www.BrushDevelopment.com and http://www.EngagingAlzheimers.com.

“I Care”
By Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills
Hardcover | 5 x 8 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781452590752
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781452590738
E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781452590745
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP has been working for more than 20 years to change the face of dementia care in hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes and home care. She is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and environmental interventions for people with dementia.

Kerry Mills, MPA, is a consultant to numerous hospitals, assisted living facilities, hospice, home care agencies, senior day care centers and nursing homes. In her 12-year career in health care, she has served as executive director and regional manager for numerous long-term dementia facilities.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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