The Most Important Lesson: What My Mother Taught Me That Will Change Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Forever (Hardcover)
Our society is buckling under the demands of Alzheimer's disease and dementia care, and now a simple but innovative approach has arrived. Laura Anthony relives the personal challenges she faced caring for her own mother with the disease and the series of events that led her to develop a new emotional and touching strategy of interaction that delivers love, comfort, and meaning to both her mother's life and her own. The goal of The Most Important Lesson is to provide the framework for caregivers and families to create a legacy of their own with their loved one and bring comfort, support, and greater meaning in the process. Society and future generations will benefit from the wisdom of our loved ones when following the guidelines contained in The Most Important Lesson.
Laura Anthony is a public health professional with more than twenty-five years' experience in the hospital and home health arena working closely with patients, caregivers, social workers, and physicians. She received her master's of public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 and since that time has focused on improving the quality of care for patients and their families. Nothing opened her eyes more than her own real-life experience of caring for her mother with Alzheimer's disease. Her personal journey has been life changing and a tremendous source of strength for others dealing with the disease.