Its estimated that more than 65 million people in the U.S. are caregivers, many of them caring for an older adult with dementia.  They may be wives or husbands, sons, daughters, or friends.  This can be a difficult and emotionally wrenching task and often there is little thanks for doing it, either from the person one is caring for or from others.  Most people who perform this task are doing so with little or no training, especially in how to cope with behaviors which are beyond their experience.  Day by Day  helps the reader to understand what dementia is, what to expect, and how to more effectively cope with these challenging behaviors.  Not everyone is able to do it, and even the most patient person may find her or his resources taxed beyond their limits.  At such times, it may be important to be willing to place the elder in a nursing home.  The process of selecting a nursing home can itself be daunting and I provide some tools to help make that task easier.  The book also provides information which can help with decisions about limiting driving and when the end of the persons life approaches.  Perhaps most importantly, the book encourages the reader to adopt a Day-by-Day​ attitude which can go a long way to easing the distress of caregiving.