January 9, 2015

Dementia – The Journey Ahead by Susan Scarff

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 12:09 pm

With the announcement of our FREE Advertising campaign beginning again, we were able to connect with an old friend, Susan Scarff. Susan contacted us last year during the campaign and we built her a free ad and created a banner for her that appears in every search results page on SeniorLivingGuide.com. Why such valued placement? Because we feel her book could really benefit so many of our users, in every market we service.

From Susan’s website (http://www.dementiathejourneyahead.com/) –

coverWithin a year of receiving her husband’s diagnosis, Susan Kiser Scarff had a classic case of caregiver burnout. She couldn’t concentrate at work. Friends drifted away. Overwhelmed, she struggled to make the transition from Red’s wife to his protector, nurse, and mother.

Experts predict that the current number of dementia sufferers—six to eight million in the United States alone—will continue to double every twenty years. In 2011, the Alzheimer’s Association estimated that up to 15 million unpaid caregivers reside in the United States alone. These are staggering numbers, made more so by the increasing age of the baby boomer generation; chances are, the number of family caregivers will increase, too.

Susan’s experience as a first-time caregiver, recorded in these pages with grace, wisdom, and humor, prove just how much there is to learn: finances have to be handled a different way in case the patient decides to make a lone trip to the bank; aggressive behavior is a constant threat; safety becomes a concern in every aspect of daily living.

Filled with practical advice for every stage of the disease’s progression, including information on support groups to help you prevent burnout, questionnaires designed to keep your loved one safe, and checklists to give you control in this time of unknowns, Dementia: The Journey Ahead will help you help your loved one—every step of the way.

Check out her free ad on SeniorLivingGuide.com, complete with links to her site and Facebook page, and be on the lookout for her banner advertisement located on the search results page of SeniorLivingGuide.com!

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