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"Living in the Moment" is for families to use as a step-by-step guide through the long journey from noticing that something has changed in a loved one through each stage of the elder's dementia.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 22, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr Liz Geriatrics is an education and advisory organization providing effective knowledge to those on the front line caring for elders. With only 3500 practicing geriatricians throughout the United States, getting the support needed can be difficult. Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, aka Dr Liz, has stepped in to educate dementia caregivers on the challenges and how to find joy.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, about 15.7 million adult family caregivers care for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Over 75% of those caregivers are female and spend as much as 50% more time providing care than men. All caregivers experience emotional distress to some extent, but those who can remain positive and effectively regulate their feelings in response to stressful circumstances tend to suffer less.
Dr Liz wrote the book "Living in the Moment" for families to use as a step-by-step guide through the long and puzzling journey from noticing that something has changed in a loved one through each stage of the elder's dementia journey. It captures 20+ years of Dr Liz's work as a house-call geriatrician and addresses the most challenging medical and behavioral symptoms for elders and those with dementia.
The onset of dementia is gradual, complicated, and subtle. This emotional and confusing journey for the elder and the caregiver must be navigated with grace and finesse. This book provides professional insights to help overcome these challenges throughout each stage and find moments of joy. For example, caregivers may grow frustrated, unaware that simple adjustments to daily routines can sometimes make all the difference for a dementia patient.
"I have met patients and families struggling to deal with the problems created by faltering mental function," says Dr Liz. "And again and again, I have seen families completely overwhelmed – exhausted to the core, unsure where to go for information, and unable to untangle the intertwining medical, psychological, interpersonal, legal, and practical knots created by a loved one whose ability to think is failing."
The good news is that elders and their families can live fulfilling lives after a dementia diagnosis. This book provides an expert map and toolbox for the dementia journey ahead and is filled with must-have information for making his or her life the best possible.
To learn more about this guide to overcoming the challenges and finding moments of joy in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, visit Dr Liz Geriatrics.
ABOUT DR LIZ GERIATRICS
Dr Liz has built a successful house calls practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, with over 20,000 patients under her belt during her many decades of hands-on care. The mission of Dr Liz Geriatrics is to take all this experience and distill it into bite-sized, relevant education aimed at care givers in all parts of the spectrum. Dr Liz Geriatrics also works directly with families and care facilities through their telehealth practice, helping to guide lives through passages both smooth and rocky.
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