AUTHOR LISA SKINNER SAYS THE MAJOR IMPACT THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA IN MEMORY CARE FACILITIES IS ISOLATION AND LONELINESS. THE SEISMIC SHIFT WE ARE SEEING IS MOVING THE ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT INTO THE HOME OF ADULT CHILDREN.
In Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces, behavioral specialist Lisa Skinner and co-author Douglas Collins devote two entire chapters on how the COVID-19 pandemic isolation triggered faster declines in cognitive health due to loneliness and not being connected. Singer and songwriter Phil Vassar shares his personal story in a chapter called “Bringing Mom Home” which details how his family was proactive during the course of Alzheimer’s disease and had a plan in place for each stage of it.
About The Author:
Author Lisa Skinner is a behavioral specialist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In her 25-year career as a community counselor, private adviser and Regional Director of senior care facilities, she helped thousands of families and caregivers understand the daunting challenges of brain disease. Her #1 Best-seller book Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost, was written at their urging.