Power of Attorney Project Books
We are pleased to bring greater attention to the published works of many of our guest experts. In this section, we feature authors and their books. We hope that our audience takes a look at these books to gain greater insight into specifics topics.
Caring for a Husband with Dementia
The Ultimate Survival Guide
A dementia diagnosis can frighten and devastate all who are affected. When a husband is diagnosed with dementia, his wife is at risk of becoming the “hidden patient.” Sometimes the responsibilities of caring for a husband with dementia causes stress leading to caregiver burnout. Caregiving wives may feel trapped, obligated or compelled to go it alone at the expense of their own well-being. Others find many rewards in caring and give of themselves to a fault – “until death do us part.” Asking for help can be difficult for caregivers, for many reasons.
Gaining knowledge about dementia and its emotional impacts can provide comfort and improve confidence. Practical tips and solutions can offer hope in challenging situations. This survival guide and workbook is a vital companion for caregivers. You will refer to “Caring for a Husband with Dementia” often on your caregiving journey.
Angela G. Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W
Angela G. Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W. is a clinician and older adult specialist who has over 25 years of experience working with older adults and their families in a variety of capacities. She is currently employed as a Geriatric Mental Health Clinician.