Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Featured Book: When Caring Takes Courage by Mara Botonis

About the book:

After twenty nine years in healthcare, working throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara's life and career trajectory was forever changed when a close family member was stricken with Alzheimer's. Her everyday work at the national level alongside families coping with the impact of Alzheimer's/dementia as well as countless medical and healthcare professionals specializing in this disease offered unparalleled opportunities to learn from their collective expertise. 

The tools provided can be tailored to fit specific needs and are designed to assist caregivers with all aspects of caregiving. Topics include tips to help with everyday challenges such as bathing, toileting, managing medications, and dealing with difficult behaviors as well as communicating with healthcare professionals, finding affordable care options, and adapting recreational activities. Readers will learn from the best practices and proven techniques widely utilized in Alzheimer’s/dementia care today, in a way that empowers them to personalize their use of these resources.

About the author:

Mara’s passion and life’s work has always been to support families in finding hope and happiness on a day-to-day basis in the face of this devastating disease. She often cites the influence of her beloved Grandfather, Bill, as the inspiration for her commitment to those coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s. 

Mara continues to be a sought after speaker and valued partner in caregiving for families affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia as she shares her positive and empowering message.

Her company, Biography Based Care, offers Alzheimer's caregivers the resources they need to create better, brighter days.

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