Caregivers of persons with dementia often struggle with feeling they are making the right decisions for their loved ones. Should I take the car keys? Is it time for a long-term care facility? What would she have wanted? Should I be substituting my judgment for his?
Viki Kind is an bioethicist with her own personal experiences of being a decision-maker for her parents. She has written a very helpful book that gives caregivers tools they can really use in making difficult decisions. Ms. Kind has the gift of combining practical information with the needs of the heart – both the heart of the person who needs help and the heart of the decision-maker. The book is The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t, by Viki Kind, MA.
Susan Formby, LCSW
Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter