Author and psychologist, Dr. Judith L. London has a new book, Support for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes. Filled with stories that describe situations that caregivers face followed by comforting words, this book provides support and understanding for caregivers themselves - the true heroes.
See New York Times: Personal Health - Jane E. Brody- 2/18/14.Blog: 2/17/14
Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver
Some reader comments:
Thank you Dr. Judith London; I need this book! When my beautiful, younger sister was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s (AD), I, a long-time health care professional, had become a family member of a person with this disease. The information you give is invaluable. These stories and messages help me cope with my feelings. I am not alone.
Sandra O’Neal, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Palo Alto, CA
Judith London's newest book "Support for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes" helps caregivers see that they are not alone. Through the anecdotes and vignettes, Dr. London helps caregivers to see themselves and their own situations and feelings in the stories of others. She provides thoughtful ways to reframe and gain a fresh perspective on the many common challenges along the caregiving journey.
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D. Chief Program Officer
The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
Dr. London’s first book,Connecting the Dots: Breakthroughs in Communication as Alzheimer’s Advances shows friends, relatives and others how to reach out to people in the advancing stages of Alzheimer's and interact meaningfully.
...Dr. Walter Bortz, Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University notes: "Alzheimer's disease is a summation of multiple vacancies made whole by London's synthesis."
A reader whose mother has Alzheimer's says: "...through London, I have come to understand that much of my mother's communication difficulties are not only due to her poor memory, but also to her need to receive reassurance that her concerns have been addressed."
Dr. London is the Alzheimer's Expert of the Alzheimer's Community at webmd.
Books may be purchased at www.amazon.com under the name of Judith L. London.