Background on Deborah Shouse:
Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, creativity catalyst, and dementia advocate. She is also the author of Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey. Deborah has also written for such publications as the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day and Family Circle. She writes a weekly column for the Kansas City Star and has authored and co-authored a number of books. Her writing has been featured in more than four dozen Chicken Soup books. She resides in Kansas City, MO.
Quick background on the book:
Finding the connection with a loved one afflicted with dementia is a challenge millions of people face: One in ten Americans has a family member with Alzheimer’s, and one in three knows someone with the disease. Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together offers care partners practical, hands-on ideas for meaningful, creative activities they can do with their patients, family members, or friends who have dementia. It also includes creative tips for busy care partners, offering quick and easy forms of renewal and respite.