Paula Spencer Scott, an expert on Alzheimer’s and caregiving, is author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers, Momfidence and a series for Parenting Magazine. She has coauthored books with doctors at Harvard, Duke, UCLA and Arizona State. Paula has led workshops or classes on dementia care, wellness topics and writing for such organizations as Aging in America, the American Library Association, and the University of North Carolina Medical and Science Journalism Program, where she is a former board member. She has been interviewed as a family expert by publications and websites including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fit Pregnancy, WebMD, American Baby and Real Simple and has appeared on radio and television programs including NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The CBS Early Show.
Plenty of questions arise as a result of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Should you tell your loved one about his/her diagnosis?…When is the right time to put your loved one in a nursing home?…even Can a care-giving spouse date? Paula Spencer Scott, author and expert on dementia and family care, answers all those questions and many more in this edition of The Bottom Line Advocator.
Late-stage dementia is fraught with physical and emotional challenges for both patient and caregiver. In this edition of The Bottom Line Advocator, Paula Spencer Scott, author and expert on dementia and family care, helps family members navigate this painful time.
In this edition of Conversations with the Experts, Paula Spencer Scott, expert on Alzheimer’s and caregiving, explains how to identify and cope with these four personality types.
Becoming a caregiver to an ailing loved one is a life-changing task to take on, and understanding the emotions that come with it are crucial to maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. In this edition of The Bottom Line Advocator, Paula Spencer Scott discusses these emotions and, more importantly, addresses how to effectively deal with them.