With the stay at home order still in place for the near future in most states, consider reading a new book examining the value of life lived with dementia published on April 14, 2020. An Amazon review states “In an American society where an individual’s “value” is often measured by what they can do or generate, Lynn Casteel Harper offers a counterpoint to what it means to be of “value” in, of, and to the world. Through her personal stories and experiences as well as research and discussion with those who study dementia and its effects, particularly on caregivers, Harper offers readers a lyrical look at a complex disease that is often reduced to stereotypes and treated with pity. She gives a fresh perspective on an element of life that we will all have to reckon with eventually, in some form. This book should be required reading for anyone who works in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, and would be equally valuable for those in the medical or education fields.”
A recent New York Times book review is at the below link.