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Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

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Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. Dignifying Dementia is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are living through or who will live through a similar tragedy.
ebook, 110 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Oak Tree Press (Ireland)
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Kathleen Wheeler
Dec 09, 2012 Kathleen Wheeler rated it really liked it
While on vacation, I had the chance to read Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver’s Struggle by Elizabeth Tierney. First and foremost, this nonfiction book is a guide for caregivers offering all the nitty, gritty details of how difficult it is to personally care for a loved one at home through all the demanding stages of dementia from beginning to end. It is more than that, however, because it is also a beautiful love story.

Anyone seriously considering taking on the full-time responsibility of caring
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Rae Eastman
Nov 16, 2011 Rae Eastman rated it it was amazing
This gal is a survivor!
The book makes you laugh and cry - the author has written of her experience with such honesty and humor.

Mostly it is candid and revealing: a reposrt of happenings we can't know about until we're in the same boat - which so many of us may be.

Many of the comments on the book's blog suggest that it should be required reading for medical and caregiving practitioners.
Joanne Kelly
Dec 17, 2015 Joanne Kelly rated it it was amazing
An honest and heart-breaking book -- the best I've read so far on caring for someone with dementia with Lewy bodies. Tierney writes with eloquence about her struggle to get the medical establishment and home healthcare providers to treat her ailing husband with dignity. Her courage, dedication and love for her husband shine through on every page.
Ellen
Sep 22, 2011 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Having lived through my grandmother's struggle to care for my grandfather while he had Alzheimer's, I know full well how this book illuminates what is a terrible journey. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a relative suffering with any sort of dementia.
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