A Loved One with Dementia: Insights and Tips for Teenagers offers insight into what dementia is and how you can interact positively with and assist someone who has dementia. Featuring personal anecdotes from young people who have gone through this themselves, and with thoughtful advice from professionals, it is a much-needed guide for those who want to help someone they care about. You will learn The personal impact of a devastating disease Suggestions for activities throughout the different stages of dementia Ways to understand and deal with feelings of helplessness, anger, grief, and frustration that often affect those who love someone with dementia With helpful tips and a list of resources, this book provides practical advice and supportive suggestions for how you can understand and grow from the difficulties you and your family may face. It shows how you can not only help someone with dementia, but also find understanding and joy in loving them.
About the Author
Jean Rawitt is a freelance writer and a consultant for the Department of Volunteer Services at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York). For ten years, she oversaw the Varsity Volunteer Services at Mount Sinai where she developed and coordinated a program to recruit, train, supervise and mentor high-school students as volunteers on hospital inpatient units. She is the author of Volunteering: Insights and Tips for Teenagers ( R&L, 2020).