By Patricia Woodell
Are the Keys in the Freezer?—An Advocate’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, is a straight-to-the-point beginner’s book chock full of resources aimed at helping families get organized. Published on Amazon.com, the book is aimed at helping families manage the legal, medical, and financial affairs of aging parents and spouses with dementia.
Written by Lakewood author, Patricia Woodell and her two sisters, the book offers a peek into how a family manages the affairs of a fiercely independent mother with dementia. The book offers unvarnished advice, opinions, and tips about Alzheimer’s and dementia issues in simple, non-technical language. It helps families evaluate care facility services, contracts, and medication routines. It explains hospice and palliative care services and discusses quality end-of-life care. The book offers strategies for helping families prioritize issues in caring for someone with dementia.
IMAGE CAPTION: Authors Brenda Niblock, Patricia Woodell and Jeri Warner