I Care Reviewed By Suzanne Cowles for Readers’ Favorite
“I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia by Jennifer Brush MA and Kerry Mills MPA is an informative medical guide that focuses on the caregiver. The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the seven associated dementias is rapidly increasing each year. This puts a strain on those who care long-term for the demanding needs of adults who slowly lose the ability to care for themselves. Transitioning for caregiver to care partner begins with a change in attitude, adjusted expectations and dispelling useless negative emotions. Using real-life examples, Brush and Mills foster hope in a constructive way to maintain life balance, minimize stress and sustain a fulfilling relationship. Packed in seven chapters are practical advice and an appendix with emergency contacts template, subjects to discuss with the physician, a long-term care checklist, questions for the insurance company, a daily behavior log template and a home safety checklist.
Brush and Mills, in I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia, provide sources of help, define the physiological brain changes in the patient, explain techniques to practice memory retention, and lay out the steps to estate planning for future medical care. Their combined thirty-two years of health care experience and education shed light on debilitating brain dysfunction and offer the tools necessary to manage the patient while caring for the self. If you know someone who suffers from dementia, this motivational book will inspire you to embrace a changing dynamic and focus on the quality of today.”