Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces

“A groundbreaking title that is very comforting work for any family dealing with a member with Dementia or Alzheimer’s …”

Gary Roen, Senior Reviewer,
Now Available in Spanish
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Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces by authors Lisa Skinner and Douglas W. Collins is a concise guide for caregivers navigating the heartbreaking challenges of having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Everyone has a story about Alzheimer’s. It’s time to start the conversation about Alzheimer’s and stop treating it like it’s only “Family Business.” #starttheconversation

We have a lot of our readers ask about the meaning of the title of our books – Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces. The ‘Truth’ relates to what living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are truly like on an ongoing basis. The ‘Lies’ refers to several aspects of living with Alzheimer’s disease including false beliefs, delusion, and the need to join their reality. ‘Lies’ also refers to the many myths, misperceptions and misconceptions about the disease. ‘Its Secret Faces’ pertains to the many symptoms that are caused by the brain damage caused by the disease that surface unexpectedly, at any given moment.
– Lisa Skinner. Author & Speaker

N E W S – The Top 3 Stories On Our Book Today!

  1. Latinos Projected to Have the Steepest Increase in Alzheimer’s Disease – 50% More Likely to Develop Dementia Than Whites – “Alzheimer’s disease is a global crisis that need native-language resources which help family members and caregivers improve their ability to manage the challenging symptoms and behaviors associated with brain disease,” says Skinner. “Many Latino caregivers end up being family members, as many Latinos live in multigenerational households — homes that include two or more adult generations.   By utilizing the tools in our book, ‘Verdad, Mentiras Y Alzheimer – Sus Caras Secretas’, family members can resume spending quality time with their loved one, and that’s the real magic.” Read the entire article here.
  2. HomeCare Magazine Features Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces – Explores toll from Covid-19 Pandemic #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #alzheimersdisease #dementia #dementiacare #itsjustanotherdayinparadise #philvassar Read the entire article here.
  3. In Washington D.C. today, you’re nobody until you are 80 years old. But research shows that 1 in 6 people who are 80 have some form of dementia. It doubles to 1 in 3 by the time they turn 85. Author and dementia expert Lisa Skinner has excellent perspective on our aging political leadership. #dementia #dementiacare #alzheimers #alzheimerscare #NancyPelosi #JoeBiden #DonaldTrump #BernieSanders #MitchMcConnell #ChuckSchumer #MaxineWaters #DonLemon #CNN #FoxNews #MSNBCRead the entire article on Yahoo Finance News
Barbara Lane‘s review Apr 20, 2022
it was a roller coaster ride of emotion
Enrique Rogers‘s review Apr 25, 2022
read it twice
Juliet Lawrence‘s review Oct 19, 2021
it was amazing
This book has made me laugh out loud during the moments I felt teary-eyed; it puts a pure smile on my face on wholesome scenes, and I felt like sobbing for most of the story.
This book is full of encouraging and inspiring stories by caregivers like me.
And Lisa’s book is the perfect story to read to gain full insight. Each story is full of love, hope, compassion, strength, information, and sadness, and I recommend this book to everyone!


With Host Dianemarie (DM) Collins

Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on Alzheimer’s Patients

‘Bringing Mom Home’ by Phil Vassar, Singer/Songwriter

One of the key components to the books is how Alzheimer’s patients were treated during the Covid-19 pandemic both in memory care facilities/nursing homes as well as patients in a home environment. The chapter called Bringing Mom Home details the story of singer/songwriter Phil Vassar and how bringing his mom home to Nashville was the best solution for his family during the Covid-19 pandemic. A detailed chapter is also devoted to the impact that Covid-19 had with many interesting stories and statistics.

The book and the workbook offer original thinking and counter-intuitive solutions for family members, spouses, children, and caregivers. The books provide the effective tools to effectively manage the symptoms of brain disease. You will learn techniques like joining their reality, reminiscence therapy, and techniques for the stranger in the mirror, aggression, aphasia, wandering and sundowning symptoms commonly encountered with Alzheimer’s disease.

Readers of the books will develop a roadmap to return to what matters. Caregivers and family members will feel empowered to work through the difficulties of the disease and enjoy their remaining time with their loved one(s).