Nancy L. Mace, M.A., now retired, was a consultant to and a member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association and an assistant in psychiatry and coordinator of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is coauthor of Teaching Dementia Care: Skill and Understanding, also published by Johns Hopkins. Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of psychiatry, with joint appointments in medicine, mental health, and health policy and management, co-director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, and director of the T. Rowe and Eleanor Price Teaching Service of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
"Both a guide and a legend." (Chicago Tribune) "The best guide of its kind." (Chicago Sun-Times) "An excellent book for families who are caring for persons with dementia... A book that physicians can confidently recommend to the families of their patients." (Journal of the American Medical Association) "Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs... The authors offer the realistic advice that sometimes it is better to concede the patient's frailties than to try to do something about them, and that a compassionate sense of humor often helps." (New York Times) "An admirably realistic guide to caring for people with Alzheimer's." (New York Review of Books)"