New Book by Lisa Skinner and Douglas Collins Reveals the Truth (and Lies) about Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia

Lisa Skinner’s original thinking and counter-intuitive solutions provide family members, spouses, children, caregivers and others with a concise guide and the tools they need to effectively manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

NAPA, Calif. — InTruth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces, behavioral specialist Lisa Skinner—along with her co-author Douglas W. Collins—cuts through the confusion and overwhelming fear that loved ones experience in taking care of people with dementia. We provide a new set of tools that allow caregivers to enjoy more of the time they spend together. Skinner also has a six-week online training course with an accompanying workbook where she shares a rich trove of stories culled from her years in the eldercare industry providing insight into the difficult questions families face, including:

  • How do I respond to a loved one’s false belief?
  • Am I abandoning my parent if I place them in the care of professionals?
  • How will the Covid-19 pandemic impact my choice of a memory care facility or       at-home care?
  • How do we make the best of our time left together with our loved ones?

“My hope is that this book will vastly improve your ability to manage the challenging symptoms and behaviors associated with brain disease. Losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s or dementia is one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face, but there is hope. The journey will be tough, and you’ll have to learn some new skills. But by utilizing the tools in these chapters, you can resume spending quality time with your loved one, and that’s the real magic,” says Skinner in the book.

Through her decades of work as a community counselor, private adviser, regional director of senior care facilities, trainer, and speaker, she has helped thousands of families and caregivers understand the daunting challenges of brain disease.

Skinner is a highly recognized expert and media guest who can talk about:

  • Aging Political Leadership in America and the Decisions They Make
  • The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Alzheimer’s Patients
  • How to Empower Caregivers and Return to What Matters
  • The Secret Faces of Alzheimer’s Disease – Start the Conversation
  • Doggie Dementia – What Happens as Your Dog Ages

Praise for Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces From Actual Caregivers

“When dealing with someone with this terrible disease, there are so many questions that pop into our minds. Things that we didn’t know we would bring to light someday. In this book, lots of great creative suggestions have been made. The author has done her homework! Lisa shows us how to see things from the patient’s viewpoint, which enables effective solutions to perplexing problems.” — Zane Hayes

“Sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and humor – this intriguing book is the best to pick for caregivers and families of those with Alzheimer’s. One thing I like out of the many that this book has offered is that it lets us get a glimpse of the life of the different people, giving us scenarios and leaving our questions answered. I highly recommend it to all.” — McKayla Green

“Anyone with a relative or friend with Alzheimer’s should read this book, anyone who fears it should also read this book and find some hope within it. Everyone should read this and understand that the people with Alzheimer’s can live fruitful lives, not be stuck in a chair and hidden away.” — Quinn Clements

“This is a book I will keep. One that I would never forget and be imprinted in my heart for years. I am glad I have the privilege to read one of Skinner’s masterpieces.” — Caroline Nelson


Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces serves as a worthy followup to Lisa Skinner’s #1 best-seller, Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost. The latest project, co-authored with Douglas W. Collins, continues Skinner’s quest of working with dementia-related illnesses and teaching families how they can have a better-quality relationship with their loved ones through education.

Featuring a foreword by renowned researcher Dr. Anand Srivastava, 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 “Family Business.” #starttheconversation #originalthinking #counterintuitivesolutions #returntowhatmatters

Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces is published in the U.S. by WordCrafts Press ( and distributed globally by Ingram Content Group, the world’s largest distributor of physical content.  Free review copies are available in all major ebook formats. For additional information or to request a review copy, contact

Product Details:
Hardback ISBN-13: 978-1957344133
MSRP: $25.99

Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1957344140
MSRP: $17.99

WorkBook ISBN-13: 978-1957344157
MSRP: $29.99

Kindle and all major eBook formats.

Publisher: WordCrafts Press (May 12, 2022)

Language: English



Number 1 best-selling author Lisa Skinner is a behavioral specialist with more than a quarter-century of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She is a Certified Dementia Care Trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Her latest book, Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces and its companion workbook extend Skinner’s quest of working with dementia-related illnesses and teaching families how they can have a better-quality relationship with their loved ones through education. She and her team also offer workshops on counter-intuitive solutions and tools to help people effectively manage the symptoms of brain disease. Lisa has appeared on such national and regional media broadcasts including CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, ABC News, USA Today, Health & Fitness, and many others.


Douglas W. Collins is an internationally respected business strategist who initiated Brand Development, Capital Acquisition, End Game and Go Public Scenarios, and Strategic Business Plans. He is an accomplished speaker and trainer having authored many presentations in sales training, global marketing, arts and entertainment, and broadcast media for several decades.

Collins is also the Executive Producer for the upcoming action thriller movie Cyberkill. The plot deals with artificial intelligence, cyber stalking and cyberterrorism. The project is currently in development.

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