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Dancing With Dementia: Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch the lives of millions around the world, but so much is still unknown.

As first-generation Canadians, we didn’t recognize the early warning signs. We didn’t know the differences between regular aging and the early stages of dementia. We’ve made mistakes but we’ve learned a lot.

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA will help you:
• Identify those early warning
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Kindle Edition, 1, 265 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Jemi Fraser at Just Jemi Books
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Yolanda Renee
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dancing with Dementia by Jemi Fraser opened my eyes, answered innumerable questions, and had me wondering about the future.

Dealing with one parent with Dementia has to be tough but dealing with two parents had to have been a nightmare. Yet Ms. Fraser writes so lovingly of her experiences and includes useful and practical solutions to the problems/situations that arose.

Lizzie and Philip showed early signs but weren't diagnosed until well into the disease, making adequate care impossible. Ms. Fras
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Michelle
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dancing With Dementia is not only an informative book, it’s also a tribute to Lizzie, the star of this show, a feisty and independent lady whose love for dancing is a feature in her life. This book showcases the family journey alongside Lizzie, as they all “dance” their way through the challenge of dementia. The dance is sometimes a slow and painful waltz that drags along, requiring tons of patience; at other times it’s a lively tango that pushes and jerks them from side to side, forcing them to ...more
Pat Garcia
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dancing with Dementia is one of those books where you start out laughing astounded over the humor describing the incidents, and you end up with a sadden but an enlightened heart on the last page.

Dancing with Dementia, a book by Jemi Fraser, gives us a wide-angle view of dementia taking root in a family.

The medical perspective of dementia is not an issue here. You will not find a medical dissertation that gives a neurological discourse on the brain and how it functions. Instead, you will meet L
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S.A. Larsen
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An insightful and tender glimpse into the life of a family caring for loved ones suffering with dementia.

Dementia is a thief. I knew this fact before reading this book because my father-in-law was plagued by it and my mother current suffers from its rot and decay. The only thing is – I wish I had this book earlier. Reading through the author’s personal observations and experiences with her stepfather and her mother gave me much comfort. She shares time from the undetectable earliest signs to the
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Beverly McClure
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dementia, a word that no one wants to hear about a member of his or her family, or about anybody, for that matter. Unfortunately, we often have a family member, friend, or someone we know with this illness. Author Jemi Fraser knows all too well about Dementia, and she shares her experiences with this illness in her family in her book, DANCING WITH DEMENTIA.

You might want to keep a box of Kleenex with you when you read about the life of Jemi Fraser’s family. The author goes into great detail abou
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Susan Swiderski
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a gift... a true gift from the author's heart to anyone who may ever have to deal with a loved one suffering from dementia. She and her sister have been traveling the road for some time, so they've already encountered some of the potholes and heart-wrenching twists and turns that may lie ahead for others, and she is kindly sharing what they've learned in the hopes of making the trip a little easier for the rest of us.

Granted, no two cases of dementia are exactly alike, but there's
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Tara
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No one wants to get old, but it happens. And just as our kids turn into adults, our parents start to need our attention. I only hope my boys will care for me half as well as Jemi and her wonderful sister have cared for their lovely mother!

Dancing with Dementia by Jemi Fraser is an essential guidebook to spotting the early signs of dementia, giving excellent advice on how to deal with it all. It's filled with touching and humorous stories, heartbreaks and heartwarming moments, but most of all unc
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Nas Dean
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
DANCING WITH DEMENTIA by Jemi Fraser is a memoir and a self-help book. She shares her experiences when her close family members started suffering from dementia and in turn this book would help each and every one of us when some one we love go through the symptoms of dementia. And we would know how to recognize the signs.
Mason
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When dealing with a person who has dementia you don’t always know what to expect, what to do or what to say. Author Jemi Fraser has summed up those feelings, along with some trial and error events, in her release, DANCING WITH DEMENTIA.

The author shares her family’s struggles and bright moments of coming to terms with her mother’s dementia, as well as medical issues faced by her stepfather. In this touching account, the author doesn’t hold back any punches as she explains the journey from realiz
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Ellen
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Dancing with Dementia is an utterly engrossing memoir which is brutally honest, funny, and tear-jerking. The author does an amazing job of blending stories about the impact of her mother and step-father's dementia had on herself and her family with tips about how you can recognize the early signs of dementia and support those afflicted with it. You'll find yourself alternating between laughter at the author's dark humor and wiping away tears as she shares poignant stories about the impact of thi ...more
Patty Duplechin
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book of Ms. Fraser’s own dealings of not one but two people in her family. Her parents, Lizzie and Phillip. She shares her own experiences with the disease. It her memoir and a self-help book. She’s talks about early signs. She talks about how it manifest and how it’s easy to miss the warning signs, brushing them aside. She takes you on a journey with Lizzie and Phillip and how difficult it is. Especially Ms. Fraser and her family. It’s a must read
Janie
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Wanda
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like everything in life, it's good to get advice from someone who's "been there." Jemi Fraser guides us through her experience with her mother's dementia, covering everything from troubling early warning signs to actionable tips for making life easier. An essential read on an important subject. ...more
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Jemi Fraser lives in beautiful Northern Ontario where she works hard and plays harder with both her family and her students.
Holding an ever-present mug of Chai tea, she spends her free time baking cookies and writing Happy Ever Afters.
The world can always use more of both.

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