Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Overcoming Challenges and Finding Moments of Joy in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Elizabeth Landsverk

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An invaluable, comprehensive guide that explains everything you and your family need to know about living well with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

A loved one's dementia diagnosis can leave you feeling scared and overwhelmed. Now a renowned consultant geriatrician, who has helped thousands of families live happy, engaged lives - after a dementia diagnosis - shares her expertise in this easy-to-follow guide.

Filled with must-have information, practical advice, and unique and comforting insights, here is everything you need to know about caring for your loved one and making his or her life the best possible - starting now, even as the disease progresses. Inside, you'll find:

  • How to create a plan of action for today, and tomorrow, that will help all involved cope with this new normal
  • How to keep you vulnerable and loved one safe and secure both physically and financially
  • Lifestyle changes, innovative new activities, and holistic interventions that can slow the progression of dementia
  • Comprehensive information on both prescription and over-the-counter medications that can help or hurt dementia patients
  • Dealing with day-to-day challenges from staying mobile to overcoming agitation and aggression without resorting to sedation
  • How and where to get help
  • Tips on keeping your loved one comfortable in their own home

In addition to all the essential advice, Dr. Landsverk demystifies the ins and outs of dementia, explaining what it is and what it's not, and making sure you and your loved one will be ready to address whatever develops and maintain quality of life.

Uniquely, Living in the Moment will transform how you think about dementia, providing comfort and support for the best life possible - at any stage.


Elizabeth Landsverk:
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD is the founder of ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine, a house-call practice, and Dr Liz Geriatrics, an online education and telehealth provider. Dr Landsverk has been triple-board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and palliative care medicine and has served both as an assistant professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco and as a consultant for the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensics Center. Through her house-call practice, Dr. Landsverk has helped thousands of elders. As an expert in managing dementia agitation without sedation, she's kept many of those patients, deemed "unplaceable," from eviction or languishing in the hospital. She's now distilling that knowledge and more into practical, easily implemented tips and processes. Through Dr Liz Geriatrics, she and her team provide direct advice and support to individual families along with educating healthcare workers, lawyers, guardians, and anyone else who works professionally with elders. For more information, visit