• Love in the Land of Dementia Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey
The hard lessons the author learned while taking care of her parents as her mother died slowly from Alzheimer's and her father died unexpectedly during the process are presented compassionately and lyrically. The book contains a great spiritual message as well as practical support for caregivers and other family members.

Love in the Land of Dementia is a very moving, but also convincing story. I recommend it as a good read for other caregivers who can be encouraged for their own caregiving journey. It is also important for the rest of us, who should not forget how big the impact of this disease is on people’s lives, and how urgently we need to advocate for better care, support, and ultimately finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”
—Marc Wortmann
Executive Director,
Alzheimer’s Disease International

“This is a story of love and compassion that is deeply personal, as well as giving a voice to so many people with dementia and their families.This book is written with honesty, insight, and humour, and will help society understand what it is like to support someone close with dementia, as well as offering some practical guidance. By humanising dementia, Deborah is reducing the social stigma so the social world around each person with dementia can offer compassion and love instead of judging and labelling. This book represents a personal journey to a new, enlightened paradigm of dementia care.”
Jane Verity
Founder and CEO
Dementia Care Australia

“We have been searching for a text by a family caregiver that we can recommend unreservedly, and now we feel we have found one in Love in the Land of Dementia by Deborah Shouse.Whilst never denying the down-turns in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Deborah is intelligent and sensitive enough to notice all sorts of things that bring situations alive, give people hope, and constitute treasurable epiphanies.”
John Killick Author and Alzheimer’s Advocate
Dementia Positive, UK, The Journal of Dementia Care

Love in the Land of Dementia is an insightful journey of a daughter as her mother progresses through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. There is wisdom in every anecdote, and Deborah Shouse’s unique perspective provides caregivers and family members with hope and meaning.”
Jeffrey M. Burns, MD
Director, Alzheimer and Memory Center
Principal Investigator, Brain Aging Project,
University of Kansas Medical Center

“I have read hundreds of true stories about families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. None was written more wonderfully or truthfully about the grief, guilt, and, yes, grace of caring for someone with this disease. Readers journey with Deborah Shouse in her superbly written tale, finding hope in the loss and even happiness in the new connection.”
LeAnn Thiemann
Coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

“Deborah Shouse extends a glimpse of humanity within the very challenging role of Alzheimer’s disease and long-term care. Her stories have a message that cannot be conveyed or received in any better way. The stories are beautiful and wrought with genuine compassion.”
Michelle Niedens
Education Director
Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
"While in recent years there have been more skilled professionals and care facilities for dementia patients, close to 15 million Americans are family caregivers. In a combined memoir and caregiver’s guide, Shouse, a journalist and contributor to numerous Chicken Soup volumes, shares the story of her mother Fran’s last seven years, from diagnosis and a move to assisted living to a stay in the geriatric psych ward, and on to nursing home placement and eventually hospice care. The author’s short, first-person narratives, complete with dialogue, will undoubtedly resonate with the huge population of adults charged with caring for a loved one with dementia. Shouse ably expresses a daughter’s pain and sense of hopelessness, while exploring the intertwined dynamics of love, guilt, and grief. Though she is indeed fortunate to have found—and been able to afford—an excellent Alzheimer’s unit of a nursing home, her experience is universal, and compassionately rendered here. Readers come to know Fran, thanks to her daughter’s unconditional love, respect, and candor. Though the appendix features concise advice for advocacy, a minimal resource listing, and a cursory caregiver’s guide, in terms of guidance, these sections barely touch upon what is readily available in books like the classic The Thirty-Six Hour Day or Lauren Kessler’s Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s."

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Love in the Land of Dementia Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey

  • Product Code: Love in the Land of Dementia
  • Authors: Deborah Shouse
  • ISBN: 978-1-937612-49-8
  • Page: 180
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $17.27

  • Ex Tax: $15.95

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