Praise for The Silverado Story…

“The Silverado Story” provides important new information on how to give life-affirming care to the memory-impaired and how caregivers can connect with them in ways that have meaning and satisfaction. I was initiated into Silverado’s philosophy for uplifting people with memory impairment and their caregivers when I was offered a ride with the organization while touring for my book “Passages in Caregiving.” I was deeply touched by the many stories of the memory-impaired and their caregivers who rely on Silverado for support and senior living alternatives. “The Silverado Story” is a significant and welcome addition to the body of knowledge about an issue that is affecting more and more families every day.

Gail Sheehy, author, “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence,”“Passages,” and 14 other books; AARP Ambassador of Caregiving 2009

In “The Silverado Story,” Loren Shook and Steve Winner make the compelling argument that providing meaningful care to those with Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing diseases should rank alongside research into prevention and cure of the conditions as a top public priority. This is an important book and recommended reading for all who are concerned about the issue.

Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor, Neurology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences; Director, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), University of California, Irvine.

Caring for aging loved ones is emerging as a defining issue for Boomers. Many will face a challenge that society has long chosen not to consider: How to provide meaningful care to parents, spouses or partners with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. In “The Silverado Story,” Loren Shook and Steve Winner clearly and eloquently describe the components that comprise great care for the memory impaired. They also make a compelling case for its importance, not just to those receiving care and to their families, but to humankind as a whole.

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