Since my book Matters of the Mind…and the Heart, the trend toward care of the person with Alzheimer’s has shifted from mainly finding a cure to a focus on improving quality of life for both the person with the disease and the caregiver. I became a caregiver this past decade. It is quite different being a family caregiver from teaching other families how to manage relationships throughout the caregiving journey. Some of those lessons were featured in Matters of the Mind.
This book continues telling of many more lessons I learned. It is a personal account. The hope is that those reading it will be encouraged that they are giving, or have given, the best possible care they could. Caregiving is wrought with varying, strong and often surprising emotions. We must forgive ourselves for being human.
About the Author
The author, Beverly Moore, is a nurse, family therapist, educator and a caregiver, professionally and personally. She has over 50 years of experience caring for people and their families, either hands on caring as a nurse or coaching in ways to ease the caregiving journey. She became interested in improving life for the person with a cognitive disorder while developing a community based mental health program for a homecare agency in the early 1990s. Families were seldom given practical information on how to care well for their family member at home. In 1999 Beverly launched a service to address that problem. Her company StilMee is in its 13th year serving families in Massachusetts and around the country as well by phone.