Every seven seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with some form of dementia. More than 81 million people will suffer from it by 2040. It strikes without warning, devastating the lives of victims and those close to them.

DIGNIFYING DEMENTIA is the account of Jim Tierney’s death from dementia and his wife Elizabeth’s caregiving. She writes with directness and humor of her experience in hopes that others – and there are and will be so many – may avoid the pitfalls she faced as she searched for empathetic caregivers, encountered indifferent doctors, was given wrong prescriptions, looked for caring nursing homes and felt complete exhaustion – among other trials.

DIGNIFYING DEMENTIA is available as an ebook from September 1, 2011 and in print from September 30.