I am working hard at getting all the final touches done for the book, Caring for a Husband with Dementia. The book cover is being worked on as I write this, and the manuscript is officially complete. The lovely couple above will be on my book cover!
Here is how the “Description” will read at Amazon.com:
A dementia diagnosis can frighten and devastate all who are affected. When a husband is diagnosed with dementia, his wife is at risk of becoming the “hidden patient.” Sometimes the responsibilities of caring for a husband with dementia causes stress leading to caregiver burnout. Caregiving wives may feel trapped, obligated or compelled to go it alone at the expense of their own well-being. Others find many rewards in caring and give of themselves to a fault — “until death do us part.” Asking for help can be difficult for caregivers, for many reasons.
Gaining knowledge about dementia and its emotional impacts can provide comfort and improve confidence. Practical tips and solutions can offer hope in challenging situations. This survival guide and workbook is a vital companion for caregivers. You will refer to this book often on your journey of caring for a loved one with dementia.
The book will be available very soon! Keep watching for updates. (My new bio for Amazon.com is below, too.)
Feedback welcomed. 🙂
Angela G. Gentile
Angela G. Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W. is a clinical social worker who specializes in aging. She has helped hundreds of people who are struggling with the challenges aging can bring. Angela is passionate about challenging ageist myths and stereotypes and exploring what it means to age well. She considers herself a realistic optimist but she still can’t tell her left from her right.