Alzheimer’s Matters by Terri Baumgardner

A Family Guide for Every Stage of the Disease From Pre-diagnosis to Death and Grieving


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The symptoms and progression of the disease vary from person to person, and there is so much you need to know in order to make the best decisions for care. In Alzheimer’s Matters, Dr. Baumgardner explains what families can expect at each stage of the disease, from pre-diagnosis to end-of-life. Dr. Baumgardner’s own grandmother, mother, and two uncles battled the disease, and her first-hand experience as her mother’s caregiver is an honest and unflinching look at how Alzheimer’s disease impacts all members of the family.

Dr. Baumgardner explores the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, medications and treatment options, when and where to access clinical trials, housing options and long-term care, financial considerations, the importance of advance directives, and end-of-life care and bereavement issues. As the founder of Alzheimer’s Matters, a company dedicated to improving the quality of life, care, and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, she advocates for person-centered care approaches. Even when the dementia is most severe, your loved one can still experience joy, comfort, and meaning in life. Armed with the critical knowledge and resources they need, caregivers can face this difficult disease with compassion, confidence and resilience.

Terri Baumgardner
Terri Baumgardner
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D.; people strategy, leadership, Strategic Talent Management, Human Resources, and executive/employee communications expert; CEO and founder of Sarber Gardner, which works with executive leaders and organizations on improved leadership and people / talent strategies; CEO and founder of Alzheimer’s Matters, focused on communication and education related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; author and writer

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