Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Mar 27 2021
Height: 0.34 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
the author of this book has spent the last twenty years as a Geriatric Psychiatrist wandering the halls of those dreaded destinations called nursing homes. She became mentally exhausted from watching people with Alzheimer's disease decline and suffer. She wrote about the unnecessary suffering caused by doctors, nurses, and families who are on totally different pages regarding end-of-life issues. She realized doctors tend to avoid these conversations and families can remain in an extended denial of dementia. This book is intended to help families understand dementia and its associated behaviors in a down-to-earth manner. The author uses a great deal of humor as not to scare people from the subject. She also discusses several other important issues, but mainly how we can better allow families to learn to let go of those with end-stage illness. She hopes to prevent unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions as well as allow more geriatric patients to die in peace.