Rebellious, Loving Caregiver Steps Outside The Box and Takes Action!
Memory Loss; A Caregiver’s Action Guide
Where To Turn When You Feel Alone
Here’s What This is About…
Each year there are 7.7 million new cases of dementia. There is a new case of memory disorder or dementia somewhere in the world every 4 seconds.
It is being referred to as an epidemic with 44 million people world-wide having some type of dementia today. In the United States alone, 5 million are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and by 2050 this number could raise to 16 million. These numbers are frightening.
More frightening to me are the numbers of caregivers, spouses or others who are seeing someone close to them show signs of memory loss and don’t know what to do next.
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From The Author….
Hi, I’m Olivia Mercier and I’ve been there – not knowing where to turn when I first noticed my mom struggling to keep track of names, pay bills, get through daily chores. Making a grocery list was now a challenge for her – only two years after retiring from a large hospital where for 20 years as a Registered Nurse she supervised Central Supply and set up doctor’s surgical trays.
Since the 10 years of caregiving for mom and over the past 20 years, several other family members – including now, my brother, have been diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Seeing even subtle signs of memory loss and perhaps some personality changes in someone close to you – can be devastating. The fear of what it could mean, confusion about the best thing to do, who to tell or how long to wait before telling a doctor – or anyone – are reactions that are normal.
Because there is so much more opportunity to find physicians who are trained to diagnose and treat dementia patients today more than ever, there is also so much more hope for better care and a higher quality of life for those with memory loss as well as for those who care for them.
Taking advantage of this, however, is often so difficult. When the early effects of memory loss begin to change lives and the fear and anxiety set in – thinking clearly and finding answers is so hard.
I’m here to help you move forward. My goal is to guide you through action steps that first, give you some answers, then get the most appropriate care for a loved one; and so importantly, keep you staying healthy yourself as a caregiver/care-partner, in the process.
The great news is that when you have followed a plan of action to get answers and to find the most appropriate help, you will know in your heart you have given your best care.
I’m here to help you get there.