What to Do Between the Tears - Dementia and Alzheimer's book
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Do you have a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

Do you want to feel less overwhelmed and more empowered?

What to Do Between the Tears is written by Tara Reed – a daughter who walked the Alzheimer’s journey with her dad and family.

This 125 page practical guide offers an overview of things to consider when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. 

A quick read tol help you decide what you need to consider and things to put in place before the emergencies and hard choices are at hand.

Tara walks us gently through how to live a happy life in the midst of profound sorrow.
Vikki C

Many will be finding courage, reassurance and clarity with Tara’s concise guide through this tough passage of Life.
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  • Learn.what is happening in your loved one’s brain and where unusual behaviors are coming from. Discover ways to react to decrease conflict and stress – for them and for you!
  • Plan. Financial and legal plans help you maintain control of decisions and assets that will be needed to pay for future care. This book doesn’t give advice but just helps you know what to consider putting in place with professionals.
  • Know your options. This book gives an overview of medical choices you may face and the options you have for care. Then you are ready to talk with healthcare professionals before there is an emergency. 
  • Get Support.  No one goes through this journey alone. Get tips to care for yourself and how to ask for help from others.
  • Stay Connected. Discover how to stay connected with your loved one as the disease progresses. 
I stayed up and read your book from cover to cover …. WOW! 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!
Penny S.

In this Book, You Will Discover:

What you can and can't control

Gain more peace of mind so you can focus your efforts on the things that can make a big difference in the journey.

What to Do Between the Tears - Alzheimer's book

How to plan for the critical decisions ahead

Discover 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.

How to stay connected to your loved one as the disease progresses

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 focus on what they are losing instead of 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.
David J. Ferry, Jr., Esq. Elder Law Attorney

Every 66 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s.

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.

In her handbook, “What to Do Between the Tears,” Tara Reed shares useful, 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.
Vicki T

About the Author: Tara Reed

Author Tara Reed with her dad, George 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.

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.
Trynn Rose

Watch the video below to see the impact Alzheimer’s has on the entire family…

(This video was created less than a month before George Reed passed away…)

​Tara Reed, creator of Pivot to Happy, is one of the millions of family members involved in care and decision making. Her father had Alzheimer’s and passed away in August 2016.

Click here to read Tara’s poem, If Alzheimer’s Could Speak…