Caring for A Husband With Dementia



Does your husband have dementia?

Do you feel overwhelmed and alone in your experience?

Caring for a Husband with Dementia is for all women who care for a husband/partner/lover diagnosed with dementia or a related disorder. It will be of help to anyone who cares for someone with dementia. If you are like the women in the Wife Caregiver Project, you will benefit from learning more about your husband’s condition and how it affects you. Don’t miss out on the companion mobile APP, Dementia Caregiver Solutions for iOS 8+.

What others are saying about “Caring for a Husband with Dementia”:

“Thank you, for publishing this excellent book!  I could have used a book such as this, back in 2014 (before you actually published it, I know), before I had the worse of my caregivers burnout when I was breaking my teeth with stress-grinding. I’ve always considered myself to be a strong, independent woman, but dealing with a husband-turned-stranger really eroded my self-esteem.

It really hit home when you said that reading this book is an indication that I am committed until “Death do us part”.  I guess I’ve been fiddling around with possible alternatives (to escape) but never could come up with a suitable possibility.  Perhaps that is because, regardless of which path we chose, deep down, I knew that I had to be there with him, until the day one of us dies.  I just never admitted to the reality, until now.

Even though I found solutions before reading your book, I still learned new things while reading it and I’ve grasped more tools which I think will help deal with my husband’s ever-changing behaviours in the future.  I believe that I am currently at the stage where I am able to understand the art of Mastery and Letting It Go.

I like the way you put references at the end of the chapters; that is so handy! I never knew about the Alzheimers Reading Room!  So many good suggestions to more good information.

Although every chapter has something good in it, my favorites were Chapter 5’s Personal Power Grid and Chapter 12’s Practical Tips.  This book is well written and is definitely a keeper for me!” – Marilyn, Wife/Caregiver

“Good work. A much needed book.” – Merrilee, Wife/Caregiver

“This small outstanding book is thoughtful, well-written and comprehensive. It contains a wealth of helpful information for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. It includes discussions of dealing with one’s feelings as well as an abundance of practical, down-to-earth helpful tips”.
– Marie Marley, PhD (Come Back Early Today)

“I have read this book, and find it to be well written, yet easy to follow, while containing a wealth of information for those wives caring for spouses with dementia. I found especially helpful, the author’s careful descriptions of difficult behaviours encountered in Dementia, how to effectively deal with those behaviours, and how to access resources and assistance.The book’s detailed content reflects the expertise, and experience of the author, and I would therefore highly recommend it, not only to wives of spouses with Dementia, but to all who have an interest in Dementia.”
– Lynda Greaves, Retired Nurse

From 4.0 out of 5 stars
A must read!
April 16 2015 by Anne Lawless
“This should be a mandatory read for anyone about to start the Dementia journey with their spouse. And their family! Angela tells you where to turn for help and how to ask for it. As I was reading this book I couldn’t help but think that this a one self help book that should be read by every member of the family. Caring for a man you love and who is becoming a stranger is a daunting commitment. And this book explains so many of the things you worry about . And how to deal with it! Everything you wanted to know but didn’t know where to find the answers.”

Here’s a link to a review from The Generation Above Me, written by Karen D. Austin, Gerontologist:




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Angela G. Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W. is a specialist in aging who has more than 25 years of experience working with older adults and their families in a variety of capacities. She has worked in private practice, long-term care, home care, health care and non-profit organizations. She is a realistic optimist who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband and two children.


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