This book is designed to help people make an informed and balanced decision on how to best care for their loved ones when they are ageing or dealing with dementia. It examines the benefits and drawbacks of the various care options available and compares them according to the needs of each individual. It also provides detailed practical advice on how to make a home a suitable and safe place to live. Through check-lists and questionnaires, this book answers some of the important questions that arise when assessing a person's need for care and ease some of the guilt that might be associated with making those decisions.
Deborah has been a paramedic for 20 years. In this book, she uses her experience to help families make decisions for the elderly. A Fellow of The Australian College of Ambulance Professionals, Deborah has held positions on the Board for over eight years. She is a recipient of the Good Conduct, Long Service and National Service medals. Deborah lives in Sydney with her two daughters.