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Mom and Dementia and Me: A Caregiver's Journey with Leona Illig

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Mom and Dementia and Me: A Caregiver's Journey with Leona Illig

This book is the personal memoir of a daughter who discovers and tries to manage the onset of Lewy body dementia in her mother. The aim of the book is to help others who suddenly find themselves in the role of caregiver, especially those who have little training or experience with dementia patients. It discusses issues such as recognizing the early symptoms of dementia, how to adapt the home to support the person suffering from dementia, and how to secure and manage the services of medical doctors, home health care workers, and hospice nurses. It describes coping with the frightening symptoms of the disease, such as psychotic episodes, as well as some of the less serious side effects, such as brief memory losses.

Leona has lived in various places around the world including Thailand, Laos, Egypt, and Yemen; she has studied Arabic, Cambodian, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. After retiring from the U.S. Department of Defense with the rank of Defense Intelligence Senior Level, she worked as a book reviewer for Children’s Literature, LLC. She holds an associate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

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