Dementia: The Demon in the Closet is a compelling book of a caregiver’s first-hand experience with the trials of her husband’s dementia, offering valuable credibility. Written from a uniquely honest perspective, including medical and neuropsychological reports and references, nothing about dementia is “sugar-coated” in this personal account. Though brutal and painful, it is also loving and offers hints and advice on ways to deal with Alzheimer’s behaviors. It is meant to corroborate and validate the feelings of other caregivers, family and friends and to educate professionals, doctors, nurses and anyone else interested in this demonic disease.
Pamela Goodell was born and raised in New Hampshire. She earned a Bachelor of Education from Keene State College. She has, in turn, been an elementary school teacher, a bank teller, and a town clerk.
When her husband developed Alzheimer’s, she gave her best to care for him at home and to afford him all the love, support and dignity she could.
She and her husband shared a love of nature, and she still lives in the log house he built before his illness. It is situated amidst thirty acres of woods, pond, and wildlife in Richmond, New Hampshire.