For 15 years, Robert Tell was his widowed Mom's caregiver as her mind and personality disappeared into the fog of dementia. He tells the tale with compassion and humor In this full length, fast moving memoir. His lesson: Caregiver burnout can be helped.
Laugh and cry with him as he takes away her car keys, helps her move into tiny quarters with all her furniture, tries to undo mismanagement of her finances, and refuses to promise never to put her into a nursing home. One reviewer called it "a Neil Simon laugh and cry scenario."
If you are watching your loved one vanish into the sinkhole of Alzheimer's Disease (or another dementia), "Dementia Diary" will lift your spirits.
Robert Tell's award winning poetry, columns,
articles, and creative non-fiction have appeared in many periodicals. He has a
growing catalogue of published books including works of fiction, memoir and poetry.
His first novel, "Thirsty Planet," was a finalist for the prestigious
Montaigne Medal award for thought provoking writing. His second, "The Witch of Maple Park," was published in the Summer, 2013.
Robert Tell is grateful that his parents didn't name him “ William Tell." He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Columbia University. Tell now lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and winters in Boynton Beach, Florida. He last saw snow in 2004.
Tell personally experienced the caregiver burnout that he writes about in "Dementia Diary, A Caregiver's Journal." During this period, he would have welcomed the kind of caregiver support he provides in this book, support that was unavailable from a male author until now.
HERE'S A CURRENT LIST OF TELL"S WORK AT SMASHWORDS
*Dementia Diary, A Caregivers Journal — A book length memoir
*Thirsty Planet — A Montaigne Medal Award Finalist for thought provoking novels
*The Medical Director's Divorce and other stories— Tragedy Strikes a Modern Hospital
* Police Story (and other spooky story poems)—perfect for Halloween or campfire fun
* The Witch of Maple Park—inspired by the true story of an 1843 axe murder in Staten Island