Tara walks us gently through how to live a happy life in the midst of profound sorrow.
Many will be finding courage, reassurance and clarity with Tara's concise guide through this tough passage of Life.
“I stayed up and read your book from cover to cover …. WOW!
Heartbreaking about your dad, I felt like I was going through it with you.
In a way I am, as my mom is in the ‘recently diagnosed’ phase.
I can now envision what I (and my dad) will be going through — and what I need to do PRONTO!
The planner in me is about to come out and guide him more effectively!”
Understanding what you can and can't control will give you more peace of mind and help you put your focus and efforts on the things that can make a big difference in the journey.
Discovering the kinds of decisions your family will face will allow you to have the tough conversations BEFORE a crisis so the best choices will be made for your loved one.
What type of medical interventions does your loved one and family want? Do you want to try experimental drugs or let nature take it's course. What feelings do they have about emergency interventions? You have more control over medical choices than most people realize... do you know your options?
As dementia or Alzheimer's progresses it becomes harder to communicate with your loved one. They may forget your name or who they are. Many let valuable opportunities to connect slip by when they are busy focusing on what they are losing instead of what they can experience in the present... Discover how to make memories along the journey.
This is an excellent guidebook for anyone coping with the difficult problems encountered in helping loved ones suffering from dementia. I regularly represent clients who have family and friends diagnosed with dementia and I am recommending this book to those clients.
A comprehensive, loving book full of practical support and lots of heart that will help anyone who wants to understand dementia, the challenges of caregiving, and the light to go towards on this journey.
About the Author: Tara Reed
My dad's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2012 changed my life and became the beginning of a new business.
The fact of the matter is, we had no idea WHY he was acting the way he was let alone how to respond to it.
What I discovered changed our journey and can change yours too. It was the basis of this book which has helped hundreds of families and can help you too.
I'm a daughter/caregiver, with professional certifications from the Alzheimer's Association, in the business of helping others struggle less when dementia impacts their family.
In her handbook, "What to Do Between the Tears," Tara Reed sharesuseful, practical information in a concise, yet conversational manner. There is both wisdom and honesty in her words and I was drawn in by the personal vignettes about her family's dementia journey with her father. I recommend this book to anyone beginning a similar passage with their own loved one and truly wish her handbook had been around when I began that same sojourn with both of my parents years ago.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, the 6th leading cause of death and the ONLY cause of death in the top 10 that is not preventable or curable.
The Alzheimer's Association estimates that there are approximately 5.3 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer's - 2/3 of those are women. Globally, the World Health Organization estimates approximately 36 million people have Alzheimer's. These numbers will grow exponentially as the population ages.
From your physical, emotional and mental health to what you make of the time you have left with your loved one.
For every person with Alzheimer's, it is estimated that 1-4 family members are involved in their care.