Dr. Forrest became a best-selling author with the publication of her book Symphony of Spirits: Encounters with the Spiritual Dimensions of Alzheimer’s (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). In 2002 she was invited by the Johnson & Johnson/Rosalyn Carter Institute Caregiver’s Program of Experts Panel to speak on the topic of “Faith and Spirituality”. As a best-selling author and speaker Dr. Forrest continues to conducts lectures and presentations on aging, dementia and spirituality. Each presentation is designed to entertain, inspire and replenish the audience.
Do you have a husband, wife, partner, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent or patient who is suffering from some form of dementia? Would you like to know how to stay connected to them on a deep spiritual level? Dr. Forrest shows you how to do this in her newest book "Touch the Spirit".
In it she details many different ways to open a window into the memory banks of a person with dementia by tapping into that person's long-forgotten passions in life. As a family member, friend or caregiver, Forrest shows you how to enjoy a meaningful connection to someone living with dementia.
Some of the medical conditions covered include Alzheimer's disease, FTL dementia, Lewy Body dementia, Parkinson's disease, strokes, chemo-brain, open-heart surgery induced dementia, HIV/AIDS, and dementia brought on by a traumatic brain injury or some type of sports-related injury.
"Touch the Spirit" offers unique pathways to the creation of what many describe as wondrous connections to a person with dementia. Through the use of personal stories from family members, friends and caregivers of persons with dementia, Forrest shows how the use of simple things in one's everyday life can produce remarkable results.
Her stories are also laced with some of the most up to date research and latest information from the fields of aging, spirituality. and medicine.
Knowing how difficult the process of aging can be, especially when mixed with dementia, Forrest believes that "Touch the Spirit" offers family members, friends and caregivers effective opportunities to connect to the person with a dementia condition, even when they seem lost or no longer there. Her latest work offers a new message of inspiration and hope.
In her long awaited new book on spirituality and dementia Dr. Deborah Forrest, author of the best selling "Symphony of Spirits", shows you how these two worlds are connected. In "Symphony of Strings: An Overture to Dementia's Soulful Memories" you will find ways to open a window into the memory banks of a person with dementia by tapping into that person's long-forgotten passions. As a family member or friend, you can enjoy a meaningful connection to someone living with dementia. Some of the medical conditions covered inlcude Alzheimer's disease, FTL dementia, Lewy Bodies disease, Parkinson's disease, strokes, chemo brain, HIV/AIDs and dementia brought on by a traumatic brain injury or some type of sports-related injury.