Janet Yagoda Shagam (Albuquerque, NM) is a freelance medical and science writer; a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany; an artist and printmaker; and the coauthor (with Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, and Shelley Kleinschmidt) of Regaining Bladder Control: What Every Woman Needs to Know. She serves on the New Mexico Area Agency on Aging statewide Alzheimer's Task Force.
• FIRST PLACE WINNER: 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Best General Nonfiction Book for Adult Readers
• FIRST PLACE WINNER: 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Health Book category
“[A] splendid manual… combines the practicality of a how-to guide with the heartfelt story of caring for a parent suffering from senile dementia. [Shagam] courageously transforms her painful journey into an enlightened guide and a primer on appreciating what you have while you have it.”-Publishers Weekly
“This advice-filled book is a helpful, service-oriented addition to the growing number of books about caring for loved ones with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.”-Booklist
“Janet Yagoda Shagam is thoughtful, compassionate and clear in how she addresses what for many families is a heart-breaking topic.”-Prime Time Magazine