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A Support Group in a Book –
Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories
“By drawing upon the words of caregivers who have walked the journey of dementia, the authors cast much needed light upon this long and winding road. Through the experience of caring for loved ones, these unsung heroes have made the path less difficult for others who will follow in their footsteps.” – Daniel Kuhn, MSW, Director of Education, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging
About the Authors
Lynda A. Markut is the clinical director at Family Alliance, Inc., a not-for-profit comprehensive social service agency in Woodstock, Illinois. She conducts several support groups and was the caregiver for her parents, who both had vascular dementia. Lynda can be reached by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association of SE WI at 414-479-8800 or through her Geriatric Care Consulting at 608-931-5651.
Anatole Crane, a retired microbiologist, co-facilitates a spouse dementia support group and is president of the board of directors of Family Alliance. For fifteen years, he was the caregiver for his wife, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.