“I feel sometimes the fear of Alzheimer’s is so huge that people don’t recognize that there are actually moments that are gems.”
Megan Carnarius has a long background as a carer. When she was a child, she and her family cared for her disabled sister. She went on to become a Registered Nurse and designed memory care facilities. In her latest book A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, she presents some of the deeper lessons we are exposed to through caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Carnarius outlines the stages of dementia and highlights many practical aspects, suggesting accessible tools for caregivers, family and professionals alike. She also addresses the spiritual dimensions of this illness with much compassion and understanding.