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Living in the Moment

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399800341

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An invaluable, comprehensive guide that explains everything you and your family need to know about living well with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

A loved one’s dementia diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and overwhelmed. Now a renowned consultant geriatrician, who has helped thousands of families live happy, engaged lives – after a dementia diagnosis – shares her expertise in this easy-to-follow guide.

Filled with must-have information, practical advice, and unique and comforting insights, here is everything you need to know about caring for your loved one and making his or her life the best possible – starting now, even as the disease progresses. Inside, you’ll find:

* How to create a plan of action for today, and tomorrow, that will help all involved cope with this new normal
* How to keep your vulnerable loved one safe and secure both physically and financially
* Lifestyle changes, innovative new activities, and holistic interventions that can slow the progression of dementia
* Comprehensive information on both prescription and over-the-counter medications that can help or hurt dementia patients
* Dealing with day-to-day challenges, from staying mobile to overcoming agitation and aggression without resorting to sedation
* How and where to get help
* Tips on keeping your loved one comfortable in their own home

In addition to all the essential advice, Dr. Landsverk demystifies the ins and outs of dementia, explaining what it is and what it’s not, and making sure you and your loved one will be ready to address whatever develops and maintain quality of life.

Uniquely, Living in the Moment will transform how you think about dementia, providing comfort and support for the best life possible – at any stage.


Dr Landsverk makes navigating the medical and behavioural challenges for a loved one with dementia a bit easier to comprehend. The book explains what is happening, what is likely to happen, and how to do the right thing along the way. Recommended to family members who suspect their loved one might have dementia, essential to those with new diagnosis and nowhere to turn, validating and reassuring those who are already on the dementia journey with a loved one.
K.J. Page, Gerontology RN, ED, Joint Commission Nursing Center Policy
Dr. Landsverk reveals the secrets to medical and personal care with people with dementia. Her insights tell you what to expect and how to fix things so people with dementia - and their loved ones - can live their best lives.
Marsha L. Keeffer, CLPF, partner, Practical Heart Fiduciary Services