Day to Day: Living with Dementia

by Angela M. Lunde, M.A.


Day to Day: Living with Dementia

by Angela M. Lunde, M.A.


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A Mayo Clinic guide for offering care and support.

Day-to-Day: Living With Dementia offers essential caregiving guidance, including practical tips and resources, techniques for working through difficult emotions, and strategies for managing common dementia-related challenges.

Angela M. Lunde, M.A.

  • Acknowledge and work through difficult emotions
  • Find helpful resources for practical and emotional support
  • Understand what someone with dementia may be thinking and feeling
  • Learn techniques for coping with common caregiver challenges
  • Find ways to care for yourself



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The facts

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people diagnosed with dementia say that focusing on what they can do and on the benefits of receiving a diagnosis allow them to maintain a positive outlook.


Caring for someone with dementia can be a challenging, heartbreaking experience … but it can also be rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful.

Millions of people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease and similar disorders. Millions more are in a caring and supportive role. As many as 1 in 4 Baby Boomers provides care for someone living with dementia, and this number is only expected to grow.

Most dementia caregivers find that the first, and sometimes most difficult step, is accepting the diagnosis and adjusting to a new normal. In Day-to-Day Living With Dementia, Angela Lunde, M.A., an expert in dementia care at Mayo Clinic, helps you take that first step and chart your path toward living well, even in the face of dementia. In her 20 years of experience with dementia, Ms. Lunde has made it her mission to improve emotional well-being and quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners. This book gives you the research-backed strategies Ms. Lunde applies in her work every day.

Softcover • 5.25 x 8.25 inches • 160 pages • Mayo Clinic Press • 2022 • ISBN 9781945564239

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Angela M. Lunde, M.A.

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