Meet Me Where I Am by Mary Ann Drummond, RN
Meet Me Where I Am is a wonderful guide, particularly for those who interact with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  With incredible sensitivity and warmth, Ms. Drummond draws from her experiences with patients and families through her almost-30 years as a registered nurse.  Through opportunities to “walk in the shoes” of one who is suffering from cognitive diminishment, Drummond shares valuable understanding about the diseases and specific tips as to how a family member or caregiver may respectfully, compassionately and effectively interact with a loved one, patient or client.  Cautioning that the disease offers no guarantees as to responses from one day to the next, Drummond focuses on helping the reader understand the world in which the loved one lives and the role of caregiver attitudes, emotions, words and actions.