Susan Kiser Scarff was an in-home caregiver to her husband, Red, until he passed on December 6, 2006. Prior to her life as a caregiver, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Education and Art. Now retired, she spends her time between San Diego and Phoenix, renewing old friendships, completing home renovations, and moderating a Facebook forum in support of the dementia caregiver. Another book is planned for 2019...hopefully.
Caregiving led me to seek as well as impart support .... ultimately my sister and I put our pens to paper. I realized how many people were trying to figuring out the adjusted role of caregiver alone. We were hoping that a public Facebook pages and our book, Dementia: The Journey Ahead, would offer that helping hand. As a dementia caregiver I never — Susan
I work in dementia care but had not had family experience of a relative with dementia until 3 years ago. I found this ladies personal experience of caring for her much loved husband 'Red' was very helpful and inspiring. She gives a very personal slant on coping with this debilitating disease and is always there when a care giver is struggling — Anne
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