“This book is truly more for the caregiver than the one being cared for as it encourages, helps and guides the caregiver on the unsure, emotional and sympathetic path of helping another person as he or she fades away while on this earth. This would be a warm welcome to any caregiver who has a loved one or works at an assisted living or memory care complex.”

Conny Withay , “Helpful Support For the Caregiver to Connect with Loved Ones,” Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: “As Long as You Sing, I’ll Dance”


“I want to thank Julia Soto Lebentritt for her wonderful talk this past Thursday evening. She not only spoke of issues in caregiving and about her book but related the work in the show, and the expression of the arts in general, to deeper ways of ‘being’ and expressing that lie in the core of our communication and bonding with one another. The discussion that was generated after the talk was lively and what I hope to nurture in the Gallery’s Cafe series.”

Ray Felix, Curator of Fulton Street Gallery, “Beyond the Image: The Bond not the Burden of Caregiving” at “Ilium Artists” show, Oct. 18, 2012

“Julia has written a lovely book that challenges us in a culture where aging is an inconvenience and caregiving for the aged is avoided by most and dreaded by many. What Julia proposes is a ‘revolutionary’ approach for caregivers of people with dementia, ….a plan for both the care recipient and caregiver.”

Lenore Flynn, Holistic Health Blogs, Sept 25, 2012


“Capturing rhythm of dementia – A new book aims to open doors, help caregivers connect”         

Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, Sept 4, 2012


 “Like a waking Lazurus, we find it’s a myth that there’s nothing there at all when people begin to experience dementia. That’s because there are many parts of the brain’s memory that can be contacted, communicated with, and stimulated with good dementia care.”  

Andrew Beam, The Troy Record, Sept. 6, 2012


” ‘As Long as You Sing, I’ll Dance’ is based on the ability of a caretaker to love and take care of their charge, whether that person is a new-born baby, or an eighty-eight-year old woman with dementia. The book also focuses on how those in need of care are able to give back to those that help them. In other words, reciprocal care.”

Kelsey Sudol, Staff Reviewer, The Rensselaer Polytechnic, Sept. 12, 2012


“In this inspiring, compassionate, creative and absolutely generous book, Julia Soto Lebentritt introduces the reader to a unique and marvelous form of caregiving that is not only possible, but enjoyable, as well as fulfilling. Chock full of nurturing suggestions, the book goes a long way to putting the caring back into caregiving. This should be on the bedside table of not only everyone currently engaged in caregiving, but at the ready for all of us facing this role in the years to come.”

-Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life – www.marionroachsmith.com

“Julia Soto Lebentritt enlightens us on this deep and almost mystical ability to comfort others. Her book is part history, part healthcare, part training manual and a comprehensive instruction on how to help heal our own hearts while caretaking others.”

-Christine Knowles, a healthcare professional who has worked in the field of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Services for over 25 years, writing in the Introduction to As Long as You Sing, I’ll Dance