Author Event: Leigh Smyth, M.D.
Come meet author Leigh Smyth, M.D., as she discusses her book "Living with Alzheimer's: A Journey Observed."
"Living with Alzheimer’s: A Journey Observed", published through Lulu, is intended to be a resource book for anyone working with Alzheimer’s patients and their families, but in particular, the caregiving Alzheimer’s spouse. The author- an Alzheimer’s spouse herself from a 40 year marriage as well as a recently retired clinical psychiatrist- writes from the unique vantage point of having lived through it as a caregiver, but with a professional leg up over most others for recognizing the syndrome of symptoms as they occurred, then having additional tools from her professional armamentarium to manage them along the way.
It is brief and addresses the personal binds and emotional impacts engendered by the disease, such as when to disclose the illness to others, how and when to pursue cessation of driving privileges, unintended consequences with a first encounter with another acute medical illness, etc.